About INNOVACC

INNOVACC (Catalan association of innovation in the pig meat sector) is a business association that represents the cluster of Catalan meat sector which aims to strengthen business competitiveness 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 Bronze 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 100 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 20.459 workers and an aggregate turnover of 6.720 million euros (data of the last financial year).

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Total members 61 57 57 58 64 72 78 84 91 96 96 103 101 108
Member companies 44 40 40 41 47 56 61 67 73 78 80 88 87 94
Member insitutions 17 17 17 17 17 16 17 17 18 18 16 15 14 14
Own staff 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2,5 3 3 3.5 4 5
Aggregate turnover of member companies (M€) 2120 2130 2213 2235 2275 2299 3094 3340  3568  4305* 5743 6720
Total employees of member companies 5515 5449 5613 6652 7019 9715 13336 14071  14643  17008 18828 20459

(*) data from the last year closed

Last update: november 2021