Cluster I-Bolt

Project information

Index: 1341R4
Acronym:KNOW-HUB
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Innovation, research and technology development
Location MAGYARORSZAG ALFOLD ES ESZAK Eszak-Alfold

Topic of the practice

Development and marketing of innovative agri-food products

Good Practice Information

The aim of I-Bolt is to develop and sell new products (pizza with sorghum, purple corn, frozen wine, etc.), which are developed in cooperation by the university and SMEs. In order to sell these new products, they created a shop and participate in exhibitions to meet consumers. I-Bolt also developed the I-Klub, an informal forum for consumers and researcher to meet and collaborate with each other.

Evidence of success

I-Bolt is the best place for both researchers and consumers to meet with newly developed products which are very healthy. The researchers can get back direct feedback about the new products and consumers can offer some changes to researchers. In the last few years the cluster management activities was supported but it was only for team building. The daily operation is still challenge for clusters.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Dr. József Prokisch

University of Debrecen Pharmapolis Innovative Food Cluster, Cluster I-Bolt

jprokisch@agr.unideb.hu

www.i-bolt.hu/; www.pharmapiek.hu/

Annex completed on: 10-24-2014

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