Factsheet: The Upper Austrian Food Cluster

The Upper Austrian Food Cluster

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
The Upper Austrian Food Cluster
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Lebensmittel-Cluster OÖ
Description: 
In terms of food processing, the Upper Austrian Food Cluster (LCOÖ) with its over 270 members has established itself as the most prominent player in Austria with its vision and competence. Upper Austrian food producing companies‘ leading position is being strengthened and expanded with innovations and research coordinated by the Upper Austrian Food Cluster (LCOÖ). The whole cluster is represented and coordinated by the Upper Austrian Food Cluster management, which is settled in the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce (UACC) who is in charge of the cluster management. UAFC is mainly financed by the Upper Austrian government and the Upper Austrian Chamber of Commerce and has to contribute by self-financing (eg. contributions from network partners) Special mention should be made of the close co-operation between the farming and the food industry within the LC OÖ network . Over 1.200 farmers are involved in LC OÖ projects, their contributions guaranteeing the success of these collaborations.
Goal/Aim: 
Increasing competitiveness and innovatory strength through co-operation
Responsible Authority: 
Lebensmittel-Cluster OÖ Service Center Wirtschaftskammer Oberösterreich

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2000