The Andalusian bioeconomy cluster, whose launch meeting was held on November 19th in Jaén, is part of the D1.1 action. of the Andalusian Circular Bioeconomy Strategy and constitutes a key element for regional development towards more sustainable economic models.

Clusters are the geographies of interconnected companies and institutions that operate in a specific field. In the case of the cluster and the bioeconomy, companies that provide advanced services (knowledge, engineering, for example), technology and training for the sector are also included, as well as primary producers, being a key instrument of private-public cooperation.

Its main objective is to foster competitiveness and development of the bioeconomy sector in Andalusia through the promotion of cooperation processes through innovative projects and the enhancement of entrepreneurship in this area achieving a raise of critical mass of companies in this sector and improving their visibility.

The legal constitution of this network will be done through an agreement in the Junta de Andalucía and the innovative business association for the development of the bioeconomy in Andalusia which will be developed in the next months.

From the cluster, the partners are offered a broad and diverse letter of services that facilitates communication between the sector and awareness of the general public, such as the transfer of knowledge, promotion of large R & D & I projects in cooperation and identification of the sector's shortcomings in Andalusia. The Andalusian Digital Innovation Center Agrotech will be in charge of supporting the digitization area.

In addition to having access to these services, participation in the cluster will be linked with other benefits, such as the interaction with other agents in the sector, the improvement of competitiveness, cross-fertilization experience of project knowledge and the use of a corporative identifying image.

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