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Koppert Cress wants to make the Netherlands the healthiest country in the world

The mission of microgreens company Koppert Cress is to make the Netherlands the healthiest country in the world where nutrition is granted a prominent position. This mission can only be accomplished by bundling the region’s strengths. Koppert Cress tells the food sector story in various networks. The food sector’s image can and must be improved, believes Natasja van der Lely, Nutrition and Health Strategist at Koppert Cress. Markt Match plays an important role in this goal. During this student challenge on 4-5 October, 200 students tackled interesting topics related to the food sector, including issues such as plant-based diets.

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Download research ‘The innovation capacity of the Rotterdam Food Cluster’

On 11 September, entrepreneurs Meiny Prins (Priva), Thijs van den Heuvel (Fresh Pack Logistics) and Jan Brouns (Urban Industrial) received the first copies of ‘The innovative capacity of the Rotterdam Food Cluster’ (‘Het innovatievermogen van het Rotterdam Food Cluster’), a collection of studies in the field, from Sharon Janmaat (Rotterdam Food Cluster) and Niels van der Weerdt (Erasmus Centre for Business Innovation). This collection is the first in a series of publications titled Food for the Future and focuses on how our region achieved a leading position on the global food market and how companies (must) innovate if the region is to hold on to that position.

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Rijk Zwaan is looking for 1,000 new employees over the next five years

The Westland is home to a growing, knowledge-intensive seed-breeding industry. Although this industry is very important to society, the new generation is largely unfamiliar with it. Rijk Zwaan is one of seed breeders in the food sector with a strong growth, and the company is joining forces with other fruit and vegetable companies to raise the sector’s profile among young people. For two days the Market Match initiative challenges students to come up with innovative ideas to help companies face challenges in the fruit and vegetable sector. Account Manager Maarten van der Leeden and Anneke van de Kamp, Head of Communication & Public Affairs, told us about Rijk Zwaan both as a vegetable breeder and as an employer.

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What is the Rotterdam Food Cluster?

Rotterdam Food Cluster stimulates employment opportunities, entrepreneurship, innovation and collaboration in the regional food sector. The focus is on three themes: World Food Park, Food for the Future and Feeding the City.

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News 8 October 2018
News 8 October 2018

Market Match: students designing innovative concepts for the food sector

Op 5 oktober presenteerden 200 studenten hun innovatieve oplossingen voor de foodsector. De winnaar van Markt Match is ’Goed Brood’.

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Food jobs

New food jobs

The food sector is highly versatile and offers ample career prospects. The Rotterdam Region alone features more than 43,000 jobs in the food sector and more than 8,000 job openings that can be filled per year. Here you'll find interesting food-related job openings in logistics, HR, marketing, research, sales, supply chain, and production.

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Event 28 November 2018
Event 28 November 2018

EU Fresh Info Forum

Curious about the opportunities that new technologies offer for the food sector? Come to the EU Fresh Info Forum from 28 to 30 November at the World Horti Centre (Naaldwijk).

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Project

World Food Park: Smart Logistics

Economies of scale, automation and digitisation To ensure that its operations are future-proof, Rotterdam Food Cluster is anticipating the increasing need for economies of scale,...

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Project

World Food Park: Human Capital Pool

Agrilogistics companies are forced to employ flex workers for a significant share of their activities during peak periods due to the seasonal nature of the...

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Project

Food for the Future

New business models A research agenda has been compiled with the title 'Food for the Future'. How is food entrepreneurship stimulated in and around Rotterdam...

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The most important food updates for you!

We'll gladly keep you up-to-date with the latest developments and innovations in the Rotterdam Food Cluster. Read inspiring stories about businesses in the food sector and don't miss out on a single food event.

Facts & Figures

The Rotterdam Food Cluster in numbers.

Within the Rotterdam Food Cluster, we work with more than 8,000 businesses and many educational institutions in the region on a daily basis, providing innovative solutions for logistics, trade, production, and processing.

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News 19 July 2018
News 19 July 2018

Sustainable Bakker Barendrecht attractive to employees

As an employer, Bakker Barendrecht wants to be at the forefront of human development. We work with passionate people to create a healthy, passionate product....

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Food jobs

Post your food jobs?

Within the food sector more than 8,000 job openings can be filled per year. Would you like to profile your company and post your vacancies on our website?

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An innovative food-related idea or a question?

Do you have an innovative idea? Would you like to share your vision on food? Or, are you looking for a party to collaborate with? We'll gladly give you the space to share your story on our platform and will connect you with the right party.

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Facts & Figures

Ongoing research into innovations.

Within the Rotterdam Food Cluster, a great deal of research is done into topics such as the future of education in the food sector 'Food for the Future', Valorisation of Waste, World Food Park and sustainability and circularity.

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Theme

Feeding the City

We want to make Rotterdam the healthiest city in the Netherlands. Not just for ourselves, but also to create new revenue models and markets elsewhere. Every day, our region works on solutions to current and future (international) food issues. The Rotterdam region is a front runner in research into plant compounds, personalised food and greening schools. We will continue doing this at full speed.

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Theme

Food for the Future

The food industry is digitising, innovating and made sustainable at record breaking speed. This international environment offers many opportunities to research and educational institutions, and the employees and entrepreneurs of tomorrow. Together with businesses and knowledge and education institutes we stimulate the industry’s innovation capacity and prepare the next generation for the future.

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Theme

World Food Park

The world is preparing for The Next Economy. This economy of the future is all about digital, data and smarter use of resources, energy and waste flows. With World Food Park, Rotterdam Food Cluster stimulates cooperation focused on the transition to innovative products, sustainable logistics and even more favourable business conditions for the food industry as a whole.

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