FOOD 2020 - Phase II

Zukunftsoffensive für die deutsch-niederländische Lebensmittelwirtschaft /

The food industry is of great economic importance in the entire German-Dutch INTERREG region and is at the same time characterised by a high proportion of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on both sides of the border. Due to global economic developments and growing consumer demands, small and medium-sized enterprises in particular are facing a tough challenge today.

With the Europe 2020 strategy, the European Commission has set a clear target for developments within Europe. The FOOD2020 Phase II project aims to ensure that the guidelines and objectives of Europe 2020 are applied to the food industry in the border region, thus strengthening the innovative capacity of the food industry in the region in the long term. To support the strategic initiative AgroBusiness & Food of the INTERREG program Germany-Netherlands, the project FOOD2020 Phase II offers opportunities for product and process development. The economy and in particular the SMEs involved are supported in their innovative strength in order to secure future-oriented economic perspectives.

Thematic contributions to the strategic initiative can be dealt with by SMEs in the following thematic focuses: Sustainability, healthy food, food security, food safety and social innovation.

With a budget of 4.4 million euros, 19 innovation projects and 7 think tanks in the agricultural and food industry of the whole project region will be supported. The project involves partners from all participating regions. The innovation projects are carried out across borders by partners in Germany and the Netherlands, whereby project costs of up to 270,000 euros are funded with a quote of 50 percent. All innovation projects in the project region have already been awarded within the project period. In the think tanks that have already been launched, scientists and experts from companies work in a series of sessions on solutions to current issues in the sector. The topics covered here include alternative protein sources, circular economy and clean labelling.

The companies are supported by the lead partner DIL e.V. and the German regional coordinators FPI e.V. and GIQS e.V. as well as the Dutch coordinators BOM, LIOF, NV NOM, Oost NL and TCNN.

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Planned project

4.461.059,50 €

Project Duration

1.7.2018 - 31.12.2021


Increase of cross-border innovation in the programme area

Lead Partner

DIL e.V. - Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e.V.

Project partners

Oost NL - Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost Nederland NV, FPI - Food Processing Initiative e.V., N.V. NOM - Investerings- en Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij voor Noord-Nederland, BOM - Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij, LIOF - NV Industriebank LIOF- Limburgse Ontwikkelings- en Investeringsmaatschappij, GIQS e.V., TechnologieCentrum Noord-Nederland, Partner KMU/ MKB, Partner Wissenseinrichtungen/ kennisinstellingen


Financer Amount
BOM - Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij 0,00 €
LIOF - NV Industriebank LIOF- Limburgse Ontwikkelings- en Investeringsmaatschappij 0,00 €
N.V. NOM - Investerings- en Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij voor Noord-Nederland 0,00 €
Oost NL - Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost Nederland NV 0,00 €
Provincie Flevoland 0,00 €
TechnologieCentrum Noord-Nederland 0,00 €
GIQS e.V. 9.490,00 €
FPI - Food Processing Initiative e.V. 12.396,00 €
Provincie Drenthe 30.000,00 €
Provincie Fryslân 30.000,00 €
Provincie Gelderland 30.000,00 €
Provincie Groningen 30.000,00 €
Provincie Limburg 30.000,00 €
Provincie Noord-Brabant 30.000,00 €
Provincie Overijssel 30.000,00 €
DIL e.V. - Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e.V. 50.895,00 €
Partner Wissenseinrichtungen/ kennisinstellingen 118.981,00 €
MWIDE NRW 224.000,00 €
MB Niedersachsen 229.200,00 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 238.000,00 €
Partner KMU/ MKB 1.368.152,50 €
EFRE / EFRO 1.999.945,00 €