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Fresh Produce Centre aims to boost labour market position with Market Match

Interest organisation Fresh Produce Centre represents the fruit and vegetable sector in the Netherlands. Attracting new employees continues to be a challenge because there is no clear image of this sector on the labour market. In this interview Gert Mulder, managing director of Fresh Produce Centre, explains the expectations of the new generation and the role events such as Market Match could play in attracting it. "Market Match is the ultimate event where companies, schools and students can meet", says Gert Mulder. Businesses involved in the fruit and vegetable sector must make a contribution in order to ensure this event continues to be a success.

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Project

International food conference IFAMA 2020 Rotterdam

The Rotterdam region will host the 30th edition of IFAMA. This prestigious conference will be held from 15-19 June 2020 and will focus entirely on present day and future challenges in the food sector. The full width of the sector will be addressed: from production to processing and from logistics to research. Set at multiple locations in the Rotterdam region, this conference will showcase all aspects of the food sector.

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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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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 5 December 2018
News 5 December 2018

Students at EU Fresh Info Forum surprised by career opportunities

Supply Chain Management and Innovation Management students were surprised by the many career opportunities at the EU Fresh Info Forum.

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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 6 February 2019
Event 6 February 2019

Fruit Logistica Berlin 2019

During Fruit Logistica you can discover the latest innovations, products and services from across the whole food chain. It offers an excellent opportunity to network with the world's leading players in the sector. Will you be there too?

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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 7 November 2018
News 7 November 2018

The Greenery responds to big data and robotisation

Pieter Hogeveen, Innovatiemanager The Greenery, over innovaties bij The Greenery op het gebied van producten, verpakkingen, big data en procesoptimalisatie.

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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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