The New Frontiers in Food (NF4) project is an internationalization accelerator for innovative agro-food SMEs, driven by an alliance of five European food clusters: Clusaga (Spain), Food Valley (Netherlands), Valorial (France), Vitagora (France) and Wagralim (Belgium).
The objective of NF4 is to develop a joint internationalization strategy with the aim of improving the competitiveness of SMEs in the participating clusters by facilitating access to international markets more easily.
For this, an intelligent strategy based on the combination of several interconnected specializations has been defined. Specifically, NF4 has detected three complementary value chains that represent great opportunities for growth at the international level, which are:
- Connected foods
- Functional foods and healthy ingredients
- Processed food products
Resources available to participating SMEs
Nf4 provides a complete package of acceleration services to SMEs with the aim of boosting international collaboration for innovation and business development within four target markets abroad, with which the cluster consortium is already connected: Canada, Brazil, China and USA.
The resources to which participating SMEs will have access in NF4 are:
- Support in business intelligence and market
- Intensive mentoring and coaching
- B2B matchmaking events in target markets
- Missions to technological events in Europe
- Internationalization checks
Participants of NF4
The NF4 project is funded by the European Program for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises (COSME) within the framework of the European Strategic Cluster Partnerships - Going International (ESCP-4i) and is developed by the following partners: Clusaga, Foodvalley, Valorial, Vitagora and Wagralim.