True to the motto, “Together we are strong” we, in association with the participants of the Bavarian agricultural and food industry, have succeeded in developing a platform since the start of the cluster initiative in 2006 which is well and broadly networked. The cluster supports those people who make the Bavarian agricultural and food industry with its established structures and various forms of cooperation so strong. We inform, qualify, network and support our members. The idea is as simple as it is assured of success: by creating better close associations, emphasising regional strengths and pooling expertise, we create decisive competitive advantages for all involved. With the varied cooperation projects in the areas of regional association, qualification and innovation, the Food Cluster has shown what is possible if we act together. With the networking of scientists, food producers and processors, retail partners, gastronomes and consumers, we achieve economic as well as social objectives. Companies which are able to use a strong regional network of partnerships have a clear advantage. Short transport routes, quick processing, sustainable production, unique regionally-specific products and much more are the results of our network – competitive advantages which competitors will find hard to emulate. Approaching challenges together brings benefits for all involved. The special thing, therefore, about this network is that it grows and develops only through the committed collaboration of all involved: each individual can play a role in achieving the goals of the agricultural and food industry in Bavaria and in shaping this: You, too, can become involved in the Food Cluster and find interesting partners for your ideas and projects.