Foodvalley Innovation Insights

Save the date | Foodvalley Innovation Insights

The next Innovation Insights event, exclusively for our Foodvalley Partners, will be held on 27 September, 2022 from 9.00 - 10.30. Programme and registration for our Foodvalley partners will follow soon.

Foodvalley Partner event 2022

Save the date | Partner event 3 November 2022

Foodvalley NL would like to invite you to our exclusively Foodvalley Partner event on 3 November 2022 from 16.00 – 19.00 CEST at our office in Wageningen.

The aim of the event is to explore Foodvalley’s network in its full scope, with all our communities and network partners. This day will focus on connection, innovation and match-making. We will also celebrate the fifth anniversary of The Protein Community together with all Foodvalley partners!

Explore and connect with Foodvalley’s network and save the date 3 November 2022 in your agenda. Information about the programme will follow soon.

* Please note: this event is exclusively for Foodvalley Partners. Are you not a partner yet but would you like to join this event? Contact us at: partner@foodvalley.nl

Are you a food changer? Sign up for Food100!

Are you a food changer? Sign up for Food100!

The Food100 is being compiled again this year! With the Food100, initiators Slow Food Youth Network, AgriFood Capital, Food Hub and Food Inspiration want to encourage and give a stage to everyone who is active within the Dutch food system.

Up-and-coming talent and established leaders

An independent jury makes a top 100 list of up-and-coming talent and established leaders who are working hard for better and more sustainable food. By giving these people a stage and making the list public, food changers have the opportunity to make an even bigger impact together.

This year the list will once again feature 50 up-and-coming talents under 35 and 50 established food changers over 35. By connecting generations, the Food100 creates a list of people who together can make an even bigger impact and set an example for many. You can apply via: www.food100.nl/aanmelden

Why do you want to be on the list?

  • Access to a network of over 300 impact makers in food
  • Opportunity to become Food Hero of 2022 with an additional nomination
  • An exclusive spot at the Food Inspiration Trend Table during the annual Food100 event

The Food100 jury of 2022

For the sixth time in 2022, the initiators of the Food100 are compiling a list of inspiring food changers. An independent jury of experts from across the food chain will select the 100 most appealing examples from all the entries:

  • Isabel Boerdam, founder of Green Food Lab, De Hippe Vegetariër and De Week Zonder Vlees (Meatless Week)
  • Dr Jeroen Candel, senior lecturer in public administration, member of the Council for Animal Affairs and the supervisory board of the Transition Coalition Food
  • Christiaan Vette, independent advisor on strategy, innovation and transformation
  • Anne Reijnders, inspires new eating behaviour with De Lekkere Man and through television programmes
  • Tim van der Mark, pig farmer and board member of Nederlands Agrarisch Jongeren Kontakt
  • Tarique Arsiwalla, founder of Protix, investor in sustainable agri start-ups and strategic advisor to Vermaat Group
  • Dalila Sayd, works on a social food landscape with Het Eetschap.

Food100 is powered by:

“The nomination as Food Hero is an important recognition of my work. As a Food Hero you feel part of a network. People know how to find you better and the title creates more awareness.” – EVA KOFFEMAN, FOOD HERO 2021

OnePlanet Research Center

OnePlanet Research Center

By combining the food world with the upstream of digitalisation, growth and upscaling is possible. For many entrepreneurs, the future possibilities of chip and digital technologies are unknown.

OnePlanet Research Center is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Radboud University, Radboud UMC, and nano-technology world-player IMEC. The Research Center supports companies in disruptive new technologies and domain expertise resulting in innovation processes for real-life applications.

Foodvalley partner

Smart, chip, and digital technologies are key in all Foodvalley Innovation Fields, such as key activity Personalised Nutrition in the Food & Health Innovation Field.

By partnering with OnePlanet Research Center, we support our members in breakthrough opportunities in ‘Precision health, Nutrition & Behavior’ and in ‘Precision Agriculture, Food & Environment’.

One Planet Research Center is also a co-author of the Personalised Nutrition Position Paper.

Interested?

Judith.vanderhorst@foodvalley.nl

Innovation Lead Food & Health

+31 6 139 473 57

Taskforce Korte Keten

Taskforce Korte Keten

The Taskforce Korte Keten (TKK) is a foundation that originated from a joining of forces of seven entrepreneurs and experts in the short chain, inspired by years of experience and challenges. The TKK is a unique collaboration that aims to support and strengthen the regional dynamics and momentum of short food chains by sharing knowledge, facilitating development and making the best use of the momentum.

Foodvalley partner

Realisation of the ambitions as expressed in the National Protein Strategy benefits from short(er) chains. For example, aimed at connecting Dutch growers of protein crops with (Dutch) processors, suppliers and consumers. Foodvalley NL therefore initiated the Protein Farmers of the Netherlands together with the TKK, aimed at bringing Dutch vegetable proteins to life, for soil, farmer and citizen.

Interested?

Jeroen Willemsen

Innovation Lead Protein Shift

+31 6 177 380 37

Green Protein Alliance

Green Protein Alliance

The Green Protein Alliance (GPA, 2016) is a social movement that is committed to restoring the protein balance in the Dutch food pattern: from 60 – 40 (animal – vegetable protein) to 50 – 50 in 2025. The GPA does this with members who offer perspective to consumers, for example retailers and B-2-C brands, and with partners who contribute to the credibility and monitoring of the (impact of) activities of the alliance.

Foodvalley partner

Foodvalley and GPA are partners because the GPA is an important player in the Dutch Protein Shift Ecosystem. Many of the activities and interventions of the GPA are interesting for members of Foodvalley / The Protein Cluster who have taken or want to take the step towards introducing products into Dutch retail or out-of-home.

Interested?

Jeroen Willemsen

Innovation Lead Protein Shift

+31 6 177 380 37

S3Food

S3Food

The aim of the pan-European Smart Specialization Strategy Food (S3Food) Partnership is to set-up a platform and supportive business ecosystem between agri-food clusters and clusters representing technology and/or digital solution providers, relevant RTOs and other stakeholders. The S3Food partnership Smart Sensor 4 Agri Food (SS4AF) specifically aims to lower the barriers for agri-food companies to access and implement the newest smart sensor systems, make them acquainted with and train them in data management and mining, etc. and thus facilitate and enable the Industry 4.0 transition of the agri-food industry.

Foodvalley partner

Foodvalley NL takes part in the S3Food partnership to accelerate the digital transition. In combination with the research organization One Planet, research & development and business communities are connected. The participation in the S3 Food partnership SS4AF will allow us to initiate and collaborate in joint (EU-Funded) projects to stimulate access and implementation of smart sensor systems.

Digital innovation in the agrifood industry

Interested?

Jeroen Wouters

Global Connections

+31 6 120 729 97

Network partners

What Design Can Do

What Design Can Do (WDCD)

WDCD believes in the power of design and creativity to transform society. To this goal WDCD provides a platform for designers and creatives to meet businesses, industries, NGO’s and governments who aim to start using design innovation. In order to actively promote and accelerate the role of design to achieve its goals WDCD organizes events, challenges and talks and publishes articles and other publications.

Foodvalley NL partner

Foodvalley NL partners with WDCD on the Food Waste Challenge. The solutions and creativity of designers is linked to the challenge to reduce waste of food products both in industry as well as by consumers. Foodvalley NL partners with WDCD in the food waste challenge and provides its expertise as judges in the competition. Foodvalley NL participates in the Amsterdam track as well as in the global track of the No Waste Challenge. The global track brings in unique solutions from all over the world, in line with the international collaboration that is familiar with Foodvalley NL.

 

Interested?

Jeroen Wouters

Global Connections

+31 6 120 729 97

Collaboration Foodvalley NL and Mintel will get you the latest market and consumer insights

Collaboration Foodvalley NL and Mintel providing member with the latest market and consumer insights

From detailed innovation reports to in-depth knowledge sessions on key innovation topics – providing the Foodvalley ecosystem with the latest market and consumer insights is the driving force behind a new collaboration between Foodvalley NL and Mintel, a global leader in market intelligence.

Mintel, founded in 1972 and headquartered in London, is an expert in what consumers want and why. “Our independent data and predictive analysis of consumer behavior, markets, new products and competitive landscapes provide a unique perspective on global and local economies, and help our clients make well-considered strategic decisions,” says Liz Westcott, Managing Director EMEA at Mintel.

The market intelligence agency works with a global network of analysts – each specializing in their own topic, from dairy and confectionary to coffee, food ingredients and consumer trends – and serves over 5,000 clients globally.

Helping businesses grow

“Our purpose is to help people and businesses grow,” says Westcott. Many of Mintel’s clients are part of the Foodvalley ecosystem and have sustainability at their core. “We see so many synergies with Foodvalley NL that it feels like a very natural decision to collaborate with them. Teaming up also gives us the opportunity to further expand our global network.”

Marjolein Brasz, Managing Director of Foodvalley NL: “Our mission ‘Shaping the future of food together’ entails building and strengthening the Foodvalley ecosystem, so that we can realize the transition to a sustainable global food system. Cooperation with Mintel allows us to provide our ecosystem with even more valuable market insights to do so, and to connect with new partners.”

Foodvalley Summit

Mintel and Foodvalley NL have worked together before at the recent Foodvalley Summit. Here, one of Mintel’s global food science analysts gave an online presentation on ingredient trends in plant-based foods;  the accompanying report has been shared with the participants to the event.

But cooperation will become more intense and structural with the agreement the two partners recently signed. Mintel data will be integrated in reports, presentations and articles, providing extra weight to the insights provided. Westcott: “We are very much looking forward to this, and I am sure there will be more joint activities in the future.”

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