Author: eli

Natureef – a European success story for international collaboration on natural resource efficiency

On the 1st of January 2016, the Natureef officially came to life. With the goal to contribute to a more efficient use of natural resources, nine European clusters joined forces to create business opportunities and collaborations for their European cluster members in South America, Asia and ASEAN countries. During this two-year project, the partners organised missions to China, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and the Philippines, and set up strategic partnerships with local clusters, associations and companies in the areas of agriculture, renewable energies, green chemistry and bio economy. As a result, a total of eleven cooperation agreements have been signed...

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Commercial Mission to Mexico – 12th to 16th November 2017

The commercial mission to Mexico was organized the 12th November till 16th and was focused on the visit of the most important agro show in the country, the Expo Agro Alimentaria de Guanajuato. A total of 12 participants attended the mission, 1 cluster and 11 SMEs. The program was organized by FEMAC and consisted of a mix of visit the EXPO AGROALIMENTARIA DE GUANAJUATO, in Irapuato, Mexico, and B2B matchmaking between European and Mexican companies throughout the four days. The program took place in the State of Guanajuato, all with the support of the Organization of the event. 12th...

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Final NATUREEF Meeting – Plovdiv (Bulgaria) 10th 11th October 2017

The final project meeting was held in the fabulous city of Plovdiv in Bulgaria where our partner Green Synergy Cluster was the host of the two days event. The final meeting was mainly used to assess the progresses of the project and to identify the milestones and performance indicators that were still pending to be reached and the tasks that are still being carried out. The meeting therefore, concentrated on sustainability and future dissemination of results as well as on the overall evaluation of the obtained results. The purpose of the meeting was to: Develop a common understanding of...

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Commercial mission to Philippines – 11th – 18th September 2017

  The commercial mission to Philippines was organized the 11th September till 18th September and covered Manila and Guimaras Island. A total of 15 participants attended the mission, 4 clusters and 11 SMEs. The mission started with a round table with the Government representatives from different Ministries which have in their strategic working lines, the topic of natural resources in the Philippines. There was an exchange of common interests between the Natureef representatives and the Public bodies. The EU-Philippines business Network introduced the Philippines conditions in agriculture, energy, biomass production and other related sectors, as well as there was...

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COMMERCIAL MISSION TO PERU AND COLOMBIA – 3rd to 14th July 2017

From the 3rd to the 14th of July Natureef.eu delegation made of 3 clusters and 8 SMEs did a mission to Colombia and Peru with the main aim to promote Natureef results and introduce interesting SMEs in the local environment. The first day in Lima the delegation visited Aider, an association for the research and the integral development, and Corpoica, the National Forestry Chamber. The second day half of the delegation visited AGAP, the association of Agricultural Producers Guild of Peru and had also a field visit in Huaral, citricus fields. The second half of the delegation learnt about the...

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