Food Innovation Hub Europe
We can only change a food system together. Local, regional, national and global parties have to join and work transparently and energetically to accelerate the transition to an efficient, inclusive, sustainable, nutritious and healthy food system.
To promote this collaboration, the World Economic Forum initiated together with public, private and civil society sector partners Food Innovation Hubs worldwide. Foodvalley NL is a leading partner towards the development of the Food Innovation Hub Europe to initiate collaboration and co-create innovation projects to address continent-specific challenges and connects regional hubs in the various member countries to address common and region-specific issues.
Do you want to get involved in Food Innovation Hub Europe as a partner, e.g. as a European cluster or organization? Or do you have ideas for new innovation projects? Send an e-mail and reach out to us.
Food Innovation Hub Europe Initiatives
Prevent and Reduce Obesity through Personalized Nutrition by Multi-stakeholder Initiatives
Food Innovation Hub Europe is always looking for new initiatives in the field of personalised nutrition that aim to reduce obesity (within Europe and beyond). Next opportunity to submit ideas is in May 2022. Learn more about the 2021 award winners
P2P FINBIO: this EU-funded InnoSup 5.0 project facilitates and supports learning on entrepreneurship in the food and bioeconomy value chain.
The pan-European project partners will share their current support services and methods offered to SMEs and will exchange good practices in order to renovate insights and develop a common Design Options Paper. The project will start in September 2021 and has a running time of 1 year. Participating clusters are Food and Bio Cluster Denmark (FBCD), Denmark; Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía (CTA), Spain; Association Industries et Agro-Ressources (IAR), France; Technology and Innovation Campus (BLC3), Portugal and Foodvalley NL, The Netherlands.
Global FOODture is a project designed to boost the sustainable transition of the food system worldwide through collaboration and innovation. It developes and implements a joint internationalisation strategy that facilitates access to countries outside Europe for European SMEs. With this approach Global FOODture will help strengthen participants’ capabilities to adapt to food sustainability challenges. Learn more about Global FOODture
The growing Action Team, is responsible for the development and execution of the partnership and programs of the Food Innovation Hub in Europe. The Action Team will act as a focal point secretariat, implementing and developing activities with European clusters and function as multi-stakeholder platform.
- Jeroen Wouters – Foodvalley NL, chairperson
- Corinne Abbas - Foodvalley NL
- Gemma Verijdt – Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality
- Martin Reesink – Rabobank
- Jelle Maas – Wageningen University and Research (WUR)
- Serpil Tascioglu – Unilever
- Niamh O’Connor - Unilever
- Tjerna Ellenbroek – Foodvalley NL
- Willemien van Asselt – Topsector Agri-Food
- Angelique van Helvoort – Global Coordinating Secretariat Food Innovation Hubs
- Lisa Smits - DSM
World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum (WEF), committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The Global Coordination Secretariat supporting the Food Innovation Hubs in collaboration is based in Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Sean de Cleene, Member of the Executive Committee at the WEF: “We believe that Foodvalley NL is exactly the right partner to establish such a leading Hub in Europe. They have developed a strong ecosystem of business, knowledge institutes, governments and NGOs, with the specific goal of scaling innovations together with other innovation clusters in and beyond Europe.”
Wageningen University and Research, Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality, Unilever, DSM, Rabobank, Topsector Agri-Food and Foodvalley NL are initial partners supporting the development of the activities to establish the Food Innovation Hub in Europe.