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.

How will we fulfil our ambition?
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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News 22 February 2019

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.

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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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News

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.

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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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Newsletter

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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News 17 July 2018

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...

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News 25 September 2018

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...

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News 6 September 2018

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.

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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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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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News 10 December 2018

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.

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News 4 April 2019

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.

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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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