INNOVACC is the Catalan cluster in the meat and alternative protein sector, a business association that aims to strengthen the competitiveness of companies through innovation and cooperation.
The association belongs to the register of Associations of Innovative Enterprises (“Asociaciones de Empresas Innovadoras – AEI”) of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, in Catalonia belogns to the Catalonia cluster Program of ACCIÓ-Catalan Government, and has the European Cluster Excellence Gold Label of European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis.
INNOVACC is composed by a group of companies and institutions that come together voluntarily and freely to get, nonprofit, a purpose of general or particular interest with the desire to share their knowledge, activities and / or financial resources. The association is autonomous, has its own personality and its internal organization and operation must be democratic, with full respect for pluralism.
INNOVACC groups + than 120 members:
– Companies in the meat sector (farms, slaughterhouses, cutting plants and meat processors) and auxiliary services (feed, genetics, machinery, logistics, additives, waste and by-product management, health laboratories and hygiene solutions, engineering and consulting, etc.). More than 70 of these are SMES. See list.
– Institutions (universities, chambers of commerce, R+D+i centers, professional associations…). See list.
The scope of action of the cluster has been evolving, due to the extension of the product offer of the associated companies. Most of the products offered are pork, but all kinds of meat products (beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, etc.) and also meat analogues (vegetable base and others) have been incorporated.
For this reason, the cluster has begun a process of growth in 2021, to welcome new companies and other agents in the alternative protein sector (vegetable protein, laboratory protein “cultivated meat”, other sources of protein) maintaining the same activity in the field of animal protein. Therefore, the cluster it is being converted into a Meat and Alternative Protein Cluster.
IMPORTANCE OF THE CLUSER
– INNOVAC has 21.639 workers and an aggregate turnover of 7.073 million euros (data of the last financial year).
|Aggregate turnover of member companies (M€)||2120||2130||2213||2235||2275||2299||3094||3340||3568||4305*||5743||6720||6802||7073||–|
|Total employees of member companies||5515||5449||5613||6652||7019||9715||13336||14071||14643||17008||18828||20459||20841||21639||–|
(*) data from the last year closed
Last update: June 30, 2022