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.


Planned project

10.090.610,34 €

Project Duration

1.7.2016 - 30.6.2020


Erhöhung der grenzüberschreitenden Innovationskraft im Programmgebiet

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
GIQS e.V. 0,00 €
ZLTO - Zuidelijke Land- en Tuinbouw Organisatie 0,00 €
CJ Wildbird Foods Ltd/Vivara 17.278,14 €
Kreis Borken 22.671,88 €
Gemeente Venray 24.471,00 €
NGN Pro-active B.V. 49.600,00 €
Marel Poultry B.V. (ehem. Marel Stork Poultry Processing B.V.) 49.967,50 €
NGN Products BV 55.028,06 €
IVD – Gesellschaft für Innovative Veterinärdiagnostik mbH 55.800,00 €
Veravis GmbH 75.060,00 €
Grenol GmbH 86.900,00 €
Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen (UMCG) 87.500,00 €
Landwirtschaftskammer Nordrhein-Westfalen 121.727,89 €
Provincie Gelderland 137.339,45 €
Provincie Limburg 137.339,45 €
Provincie Noord-Brabant 137.339,45 €
Wageningen UR (Wageningen University) 183.844,63 €
Blue Engineering B.V. 193.228,09 €
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg 223.085,94 €
Dr. Berns Laboratorium GmbH & Co. KG 233.904,62 €
Inno+ BV 246.365,80 €
Hochschule Rhein-Waal 276.325,03 €
ChainPoint BV 297.900,00 €
Soepenberg BV (Soepenberg Fertilizers B.V.) 354.104,40 €
DLV Intensief Advies BV 383.588,11 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 618.027,55 €
MWIDE NRW 1.030.045,90 €
EFRE / EFRO 4.992.167,45 €