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HeroFestival in Rotterdam inspires pioneers in Food and Flower industry

On 11 April 2019, frontrunners, innovators, the government, knowledge institutions and young talents came together to tackle global challenges in the Food & Flower industry. Over 300 visitors were inspired by an impressive programme during the HeroFestival in the Schiecentrale in Rotterdam. Together with their partners such as Rotterdam Food Cluster, HortiHeroes aims to make an impact on a global scale by attracting pioneers from inside and outside of the sector. The dream is to achieve: ‘Zero hunger in a liveable world!’ In addition to a line-up of top speakers, 2nd Food was declared the winner of the HortiHeroes Intrapreneurship Programme 2019.

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Food Union: the most inspiring workplace for food professionals

In April 2018, restaurant and catering entrepreneur Pepijn Rijks founded Food Union together with partners Thijs Bos and Pascal Labrie. They noticed that many food entrepreneurs want shared kitchen space. In the Haarlem and Rotterdam branches, food professionals work together under one roof. Marlot de Jonge is one of the Rotterdam-based food entrepreneur and talks about her company Freasy. Food Union not only offers kitchen space, but also serves as an inspiration space for trainings and workshops. Pepijn Rijks talks about the ambitious plans for the branch in the newly-renovated Groothandelsmarkt in Rotterdam and about the advantages that the location offers in terms of purchasing, sales and logistics.

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A delegation from Wales visited food companies in the Rotterdam region

On Tuesday, 2 April 2019, Rotterdam Food Cluster and Rotterdam Partners received a government delegation from Wales to share knowledge about the strategy for economic development in the food sector. The delegation visited appealing companies in the Rotterdam region, including Cosun Innovation Center, Groothandelsmarkt and Schmidt Zeevis to investigate collaboration and trading possibilities.

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About us

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.

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News 22 February 2019
News 22 February 2019

Emmauscollege students devise healthy snack for Tuinderij Vers

At the request of Tuinderij Vers, students from the fifth year of pre-university education of the Emmauscollege devise new healthy convenience products for young people. Results are expected in June 2019.

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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 13 October 2019
Event 13 October 2019

World Food Day Rdam

Would you like to open up your firm to the people of Rotterdam and to potential employees at World Food Day Rdam on 13 October 2019?

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Project

Smart Logistics: more efficient agrofood transport

How do we ensure sustainable transport of fresh goods? The digital platform 'Smart Logistics' allow you to make better use of your loading space and reduce CO2 emissions.

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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 11 September 2018
News 11 September 2018

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...

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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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Participating

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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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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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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