We introduce ourselves
The goal of the Food Cluster is to reinforce Bavaria’s competitive and innovative position as a location when it comes to food. As a networking platform, the Cluster brings together important players from agriculture, the food trade, the food industry, science and food retail. It offers stimuli, supports the topics of the future and provides startup financing for innovative ideas. The Food Cluster is based at the Kompetenzzentrum für Ernährung (KErn- Competence Center for Nutrition) in Kulmbach, Upper Franconia.
The Food Cluster observes the developments in the food industry attentively to identify innovations and to develop relevant, forward-looking projects and events for the Bavarian food and agriculture industry. Since the Food Cluster was founded in 2006, as part of the Cluster Offensive in Bavaria, more than 200 projects and 1,300 events have been launched and supported. Within the scope of cluster activities, building up regional networks and value creation chains as well as confidence in the regional economy is a matter of great importance. This is because food from the region comes with a great number of benefits – for consumers, for producers and for the region as a whole.