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 programs: World Food Park, Food for the Future and Feeding the City.
Plant-e start-up offers greatest potential for LTO Noord sustainable farming pilot
Plant-e presented the most promising innovation for LTO Noord sustainable farming pilot during Rotterdam Unlocked 2019.
6% of Lely’s revenue goes to product development and innovation
Lely invests a large percentage, around 6%, of its revenue in product development and innovation of automatic solutions for dairy farms. We discussed this topic with Timo Joosten, Head of Product Management at Lely.
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.
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.
Efficient logistics of great importance to a strong agrifood region
On Thursday 5 July, top companies from the agrifood sector met at the Rotterdam Science Tower, where a number of presentations were given and discussions...
Study: How can we improve traceability in the food chain?
Scandals relating to food quality, environmental issues and working conditions lead to a decline in consumer confidence and changes in consumer behaviour. Apart from the...
Supply Chain Finance is beneficial in terms of the entire food chain
Supply Chain Finance is een veelbelovende aanpak voor het optimaliseren van financiële stromen in de keten. Lees hier wat de voordelen zijn.
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.
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.
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.View program
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.View program
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.View program
RedStar starts a pilot with robots to analyse plant welfare
Read in this interview with RedStar about the pilot with robots and how they work with others to position the company in the horticulture sector.
Our goal: to speed up innovation in the food and flower industry!
How can we in the Netherlands stay at the cutting edge of the global food and flower industry? Come to the HeroFestival 11 April at Rotterdam.
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....