Value4Pack project aims to address challenges in the European food packaging industry, with a focus on sustainability, compliance with European Union (EU) directives, and alignment with the European Green Deal. Its primary goal is to enhance innovation and investment capacity in the food packaging value chain in Europe, with a specific focus on less developed regions and SMEs. The project intends to build a resilient interregional ecosystem, connect various stakeholders, and promote cross-sector collaboration to advance towards a circular economy for food packaging.
To achieve these objectives, various actions will be undertaken, including connecting and engaging stakeholders involved in the food packaging value chain in the EU. An interregional analysis of the food packaging value chain will be conducted, interregional collaboration will be encouraged, and shared innovations will be promoted. Additionally, mapping and analysis activities of regional value chains will be carried out, regional roadmaps will be developed, and policy recommendations will be formulated.
The project will establish regional ecosystems in less developed areas, create a joint action plan to foster interregional collaborations and investments, overcome innovation barriers through a “Call of Ideas”, form an Expert Team to support entrepreneurs, organize events, and develop at least 10 interregional business cases.
Value4Pack is a European project funded by the Interregional Innovation Investments Instrument (I3). The Galician Food Cluster (Clusaga) is part of the project consortium, which also includes STOWARZYSZENIE Natureef (project coordinator), Pack4Food, Flanders' Food, Associacio Cluster del Packaging, Lietuvos Maisto Eksportuotoju Asociacija (LITMEALT), Association du Pole de Competitivite Valorial, Clust-er Agroalimentare, Alma Mater Studiorum - Universita di Bologna, DBH InnoHub Kft., Gospodarska Zbornica Slovenije, Clic Innovation OY, Packbridge AB (SVB), Latvijas Partikas Uznemumu Federacija, and Polymeris. More information about the consortium here.
Objectives and Activities of Value4Pack
The specific objectives of Value4Pack include:
- Build an interregional cross-sector food packaging ecosystem, raise awareness, and promote multi-actor cooperation and cross-fertilization of knowledge.
- Increase the capacity for regional food packaging innovation actors in less developed regions.
- Develop concrete multi-actor business cases, promoting the sustainability and resilience of the EU food packaging value chain.
- Ensure the sustainability and continuation of Value4Pack, reinforcing the S3 Partnership Food Packaging