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“Enhancing capacity of universities to initiate and to participate in clusters development on innovation and sustainability principles”
// UniClaD //

January 2020 - January 2023

Project Summary

UniClad aims to enhance the development of the potential of universities as an integral part of agro-industrial clusters by the creation of expertise centres as pre-conditions for the development and successful functioning of agro-industrial clusters. 
These objectives will be achieved through the following activities: 
  • Organization of workshops, consultations, round-tables in order to present the concept of clusters and to share ideas concerning creation of expertise centers supposed to be transformed into the cluster; 
  • Training of HEIs and enterprises staff by workshops and study tours;
  •  Development of legal framework for expertise centres creation: Statutes of expertise centers, post cards, work regulations. Amendments will be done in development strategies of participating HEIs and enterprises; 
  • Creation expertise centers on following areas: water management and aquaculture, new technologies (IT) in machinery, rural tourism, milk production and processing with the focus on traditional local products, biotechnologies in poultry farming; 
  • Development and launching of new modules for Master and PhD students as added value; 
  • Launching of pilot projects: the projects will be defined according to enterprises needs and universities possibilities for scientific elaborations and their application on practice; 
  • The students’ mobility will be organized in two ways from partner countries to EU and from EU to partner countries; 
  • In addition to traditional dissemination activities the project foresees the information and promotion campaign among stakeholder to disseminate the EU experience of clusters activity. 
  • creation of sustainable relations between HEIs and enterprises based on win-win principles, enhancing of practical value of researches; 
  • creation of conditions for better integration of innovations into production on the sustainability principles; development of entrepreneurial capacities of HEIs, contribution to the development of local area.
Source of funding : This project has been funded with support from the European Commission
Total budget : 985 255,00 €
Partners :
  • KUAS – Kaunas University of Applied Sciences - Lituania
  • UCAEP - University College for Agrarian and Environmental Pedagogy Vienna - Austria
  • BAB - Federal institute of agricultural economics, rural and mountains research - Austria
  • UVA – University of Valladolid - Spagna
  • UD – University of Debrecen - Ungheria
  • PULS - Poznan University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Economics and Social Studies - Polonia
  • HPHE – Science and methodology center of higher and pre-higher education - Ucraina
  • UKRAINIAN FOOD VALLEY - Public union “Ukrainian food valley” - Ucraina
  • CUNTU - Central Ukrainian National Technical University - Ucraina
  • ISA NAAS - Institute of Steppe Agriculture of the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine - Ucraina
  • PSAA - Poltava State Agrarian academy - Ucraina
  • DOBRO-CRAFT - Farmer enterprise “DOBRO-KRAFT” - Ucraina
  • LNAU - Lviv National Agrarian University - Ucraina
  • YNNP - Yavoriv National Nature Park - Ucraina
  • BTNAU - Bila Tserkva national agrarian university - Ucraina
  • CSU - Comrat State University-Moldova - Ucraina
  • SANA - SRL Fabrica Oloi Pak / SANA - Moldavia
  • SAUM - State Agrarian University of Moldova - Moldavia
  • TERA – Terafix - Moldavia
  • ASAU - Azerbaijan State Agricultural University - Azerbaigian
  • SAF - Suliddinoglu Agriculture Farm - Azerbaigian