Food Valley NL’s strong belief is that a successful, future proof (agro food) sector can only flourish by developing and maintaining the various elements that, as a whole, will guarantee economic success, now and in the future. This typical cluster development approach consists of various tracks:
a. Opportunity assessment: what is the cluster potential?
b. Defining the required hard- and software: the cluster definition
c. Organisational requirements: the cluster management
d. Implementation: training activities, building consortia, etc.
Food Valley NL, being one of the first professional food clusters in the world, has built up tremendous experience in developing and managing a cluster organization. We offer workshops and consultancy to policy makers and cluster managers. Both the workshops and consultancy support are characterized by plentiful hands-on insights, based on own experience in managing a cluster, domain expertise of high-level specialists and knowledge shared with dozens of other cluster organizations.
- Does your cluster development only relate to food clusters?The insights, tools and examples used are not limited to the food industry. Various sectors are addressed and, if desired, we can focus on the specific characteristics of the industry at hand.
- Do workshops and consultancy activities take place in the Netherlands?They can take place in any country; this is up to the client.
- Are the consultants and experts Food Valley staff?The project management is done by Food Valley staff that all have longtime experience in working in a cluster. Depending on the specific sectoral challenges, top experts from research institutes and centres, universities and / or other knowledge providers will be involved.
- How much does a consultancy project cost?This very much depends on the length and intensity of the project. Based on your wishes, we are happy to make a proposal.