Food Pro.tec.ts

Food production technologies for trans-boundary systems

Food Pro∙tec∙ts is designed to bring top class technology innovation right into the heart of both the Dutch and German corporate landscape. To do so business people from both sides of the regional food production chain have been invited into different technology innovation clusters, where they are trained by innovation experts in order to develop and use new and emerging technologies. The new technologies that will result from the project are precision work: they will meet the specific demands of the local SME´s and are built to enhance their leading position compared to other agri-food areas around the world. Even more importantly, this project will contribute to the agricultural turnaround which responds to the expectations of today’s society: a food production based on sustainability, proximity and quality.
The project is set on a fixed term of four years. With 18 partners involved into seven innovation clusters the project has a total budget of almost 10 Million Euro. The thematic priority of the project activities is on the following aspects: upgrading consumer protection and information, reducing food and water waste in production facilities, increasing animal health and welfare and finding new ways to transform biomass into valuable products.

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Planned project costs

10.090.610,34 €

Project Duration

1.7.2016 - 30.6.2020


Increase of cross-border innovation in the programme area

Lead Partner


Project partners

Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Kreis Borken, Landwirtschaftskammer Nordrhein-Westfalen, ChainPoint BV, Dr. Berns Laboratorium GmbH & Co. KG, Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, IVD – Gesellschaft für Innovative Veterinärdiagnostik mbH , Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen (UMCG), DLV Intensief Advies BV , Inno+ BV, Veravis GmbH, Wageningen UR (Wageningen University), Grenol GmbH, Soepenberg BV (Soepenberg Fertilizers B.V.), Marel Poultry B.V. (ehem. Marel Stork Poultry Processing B.V.), Gemeente Venray, CJ Wildbird Foods Ltd/Vivara, ZLTO - Zuidelijke Land- en Tuinbouw Organisatie, Blue Engineering B.V., NGN Products BV, NGN Pro-active B.V.


Financer Amount
Inno+ BV 245.796,54 €
Soepenberg BV (Soepenberg Fertilizers B.V.) 353.286,19 €
Grenol GmbH 86.699,20 €
Provincie Gelderland 137.022,11 €
EFRE / EFRO 4.980.632,30 €
Provincie Limburg 137.022,11 €
Wageningen UR (Wageningen University) 183.419,83 €
NGN Pro-active B.V. 49.485,39 €
NGN Products BV 54.900,91 €
DLV Intensief Advies BV 382.701,77 €
CJ Wildbird Foods Ltd/Vivara 17.238,22 €
Kreis Borken 22.619,49 €
Gemeente Venray 24.414,46 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 616.599,51 €
IVD – Gesellschaft für Innovative Veterinärdiagnostik mbH 55.671,07 €
Blue Engineering B.V. 192.781,61 €
Hochschule Rhein-Waal 275.686,54 €
MWIDE NRW 1.027.665,83 €
ZLTO - Zuidelijke Land- en Tuinbouw Organisatie 0,00 €
Marel Poultry B.V. (ehem. Marel Stork Poultry Processing B.V.) 49.852,04 €
Provincie Noord-Brabant 137.022,11 €
Veravis GmbH 74.886,56 €
Landwirtschaftskammer Nordrhein-Westfalen 121.446,62 €
ChainPoint BV 297.211,66 €
GIQS e.V. 0,00 €
Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen (UMCG) 87.297,82 €
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg 222.570,47 €
Dr. Berns Laboratorium GmbH & Co. KG 233.364,15 €