Wachstum und Entfaltung zur grenzüberschreitenden Agropole

Wachstum und Entfaltung zur grenzüberschreitenden Agropole

The German-Dutch border region with the Lower Rhine and the province of Limburg is already one of the most important Agrobusiness regions in Europe. In this region, the entire value chain is represented in a small area representing a high level of know-how. The regions have different focal points within the value chain and thus offer a high potential of synergy effects through more intensive cooperation.

By this the foundation for a cluster is layed out. This cluster will only become more effective through personal exchange and information transfer. Up to now, the national border has been a barrier when it comes to joint activities. In this project, an effective, cross-border network will be established that strengthens the transfer of information and intensifies cross-border communication between companies, educational institutions, science and govermental institutions. This will lead to the acquisition and exchange of know-how and the establishment of trust, which is a prerequisite for the willingness to cooperate. This cooperation leads to a boost in innovation which strengthens the competitiveness of companies in the region, secures and creates jobs and thus also benefits society.

The measures of this project are a prerequisite for the development of the cross-border region into the most innovative and thus most competitive Agrobusiness region in Europe. Externally, this can create a pull effect for companies in the region.

This objective can only be achieved through many small and continuous activities, which will be implemented within this project. This path leads to the growth and development of the Agrobusiness region towards an Agropole. The entire Region will be significantly defined by the Agrobusiness sector and the entire region will benefit from this development.


Planned project

1.086.138,93 €

Project Duration

1.7.2019 - 30.6.2022


Soziokulturelle und territoriale Kohäsion des Programmgebietes

Lead Partner

Agrobusiness Niederrhein e.V.

Project partners

Gemeente Venray, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, Unbekannte KMU in Machbarkeitsstudien


Financer Amount
Gemeente Venray 28.543,26 €
Unbekannte KMU in Machbarkeitsstudien 60.000,00 €
Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo 96.250,24 €
MWIDE NRW 106.710,04 €
Provincie Limburg 106.710,04 €
Agrobusiness Niederrhein e.V. 144.855,89 €
EFRE / EFRO 543.069,46 €