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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Fifty Rotterdam students active at Fruit Logistica 2018

Last week, at Fruit Logistica in Berlin, fifty students from educational institutions in the Rotterdam Region were active on behalf of food companies. During this international fair the students performed tasks for and on behalf of food companies, such as market and competition research and providing hospitality on diverse stands.

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More efficient logistics increasing the earning capacity of food businesses

Research has shown that 44% of pallet space in refrigerated transport is unused. The ‘Smart Logistics’ project examines how logistics data in the AGF sector can be exchanged securely. If data from logistics flows is centralised, it would increase earning capacity and ultimately also provide more jobs. Moreover, this makes a positive contribution to the image of the Rotterdam region as a logistics service provider and food supplier. The Smart Logistics project was launched as part of The Next Economy Roadmap and the resulting World Food Park innovation programme.

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About us

What is the Rotterdam Food Cluster?

The 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 25 January 2018
News 25 January 2018

New talent surprised by the diversity of the food sector

The food sector is going digital, becoming sustainable and innovating at high speed. This international and constantly innovating environment offers students – the entrepreneurs and...

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Food jobs

AGF Purchaser

Bakker Barendrecht, one of the Netherlands' leading fruit and vegetable companies, is looking for purchasing talent. The successful candidate is a professional who ensures optimum stock, streamlined logistics and purchasing in the chain from customer to country.

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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

Fruit Logistica 2018

Approx 50 potential ambassadors for the food sector Businesses that are active at the Fruit Logistica trade fair were approached, in partnership with AVAG, GroentenFruit...

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Project

Food for the Future

On 21 September 2016, mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, representative of the province Zuid-Holland and representatives of the educational institutions ratified the signing of the partnership. In...

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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 13 December 2017
News 13 December 2017

Food Innovation Academy creates career opportunities in the food sector

Research reveals that there is high demand nationally for well trained personnel in the food sector. A large number of employees are due to retire,...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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