Project activities involving four main phases:
(1) Mapping the agri-food ecosystem in the partners’ countries.
(2) Design and operation of innovative regional agri-food Clusters.
(3) Creation of an ICT platform including a key supportive toolbox that will be properly designed by the 4 agri-food regional Clusters in order to provide an innovative service mix to Agri-Food SMEs.
(4) Elaboration of four regional agri-food policy recommendations roadmaps for RIS3 strategies.
Each FOCUS Regional Agri-food Cluster will offer a mix of innovative tailor made support services to regional stakeholders, for instance:
Auditing for the identification of needs of Agri-food SMEs screening the potential of their new business ideas in terms of novelty to food industry (new products, processes, design, services, technologies adoption, new market applications etc.).
Assistance in developing a feasibility business plan for their innovative agri-food projects.
Capacity building seminars and training modules.
Networking with key actors in Balkan-Med.