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Food Pro.tec.ts

Food production technologies for trans-boundary systems

The INTERREG V A project Food Pro-tec-ts was developed to create and practically test high-class technological innovations in the Dutch-German agricultural and food sector. Modern society expects food to be produced and offered sustainably, regionally and in high quality. Under this guideline, entrepreneurs and scientists from both countries have worked together with great success over the past four years.

All technological products resulting from this project were, on the one hand, precisely geared to the requirements of regional SMEs. On the other hand, they are intended to help secure and, if possible, further expand existing competitive advantages of the entire region in comparison to other locations worldwide. The project partners also want to make their personal contribution to the progress of the so-called agricultural turnaround.

The thematic focus was primarily on the following aspects:

– Expanding consumer protection in the area of food safety
– Testing sustainable processes for cleaning and disinfection
– Reduction of water and food waste within the production process
– Improving animal welfare and animal health
– New ways of transforming biomass into valuable products

For more information on the results, please visit the project website.

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Planned project costs

10.090.610,34 €

Project Duration

1.7.2016 - 31.12.2020


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 €
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 €
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 €
Grenol GmbH 86.699,20 €
Provincie Gelderland 137.022,11 €
EFRE / EFRO 4.980.632,30 €
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 €
Veravis GmbH 74.886,56 €
Landwirtschaftskammer Nordrhein-Westfalen 121.446,62 €
ChainPoint BV 297.211,66 €
Provincie Limburg 137.022,11 €
Wageningen UR (Wageningen University) 183.419,83 €
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 €