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Neue Lebensmittel für 2020. Zukunftsoffensive für die deutsch-niederländische Lebensmittelwirtschaft

The Food Industry has an important economic impact in the Dutch-German INTERREG region and is characterised by a large amount of small and medium
sized enterprises (SMEs) on both sides of the border. Especially the SMEs are challenged by the development in the global food market and by the demands of

To improve the competitiveness of the regional food business and to make it fit for the future the project FOOD2020 has been developed in-line with the Europe 2020
Strategy on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

In innovation projects and feasibility studies, SMEs and research institutions work together on innovative developments. Project topics include the development of biobased packaging solutions, foodstuffs based on insects or solutions for the controlled cultivation of plants in urban areas. Also, the development of an app with gamification
elements for in-house training and the organization of a German-Dutch traineeship program are the subject of FOOD2020.

The project is almost completed and has led to many new products, processes, services and solutions to existing and future challenges in the food industry. Some
results are published on the homepage

The consortium, with the DIL as coordinator, plans to start a second phase. The aim is to support the successful ideas of the feasibility studies in the implementation and
to prepare the region for future challenges. With a budget of approximately € 4.4 million, another 19 innovation projects will be funded. Additionally, 7 thematic “think
tanks” will be established, which will deal with concrete questions about the future of nutrition from the perspective of companies over a longer period of time.

To project (external link)


Planned project costs

5.174.179,79 €

Project Duration

1.7.2015 - 31.12.2018


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., NieKE - Niedersächsisches Kompetenzzentrum Ernährungswirtschaft, N.V. NOM - Investerings- en Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij voor Noord-Nederland, BOM - Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij, LIOF - NV Industriebank LIOF- Limburgse Ontwikkelings- en Investeringsmaatschappij, Food Valley NL, GIQS e.V., Partner KMU / MKB , Partner Wissenseinrichtungen / kennisinstellingen,


Financer Amount
Provincie Flevoland 18.360,95 €
Provincie Fryslân 18.360,95 €
BOM - Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij 0,00 €
LIOF - NV Industriebank LIOF- Limburgse Ontwikkelings- en Investeringsmaatschappij 0,00 €
Oost NL - Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij Oost Nederland NV 0,00 €
Provincie Groningen 18.360,95 €
GIQS e.V. 0,00 €
Food Valley NL 0,00 €
MWIDE NRW 206.561,40 €
EFRE / EFRO 2.506.875,71 €
Provincie Drenthe 18.360,95 €
Partner Wissenseinrichtungen / kennisinstellingen 161.306,88 €
FPI - Food Processing Initiative e.V. 0,00 €
MB Niedersachsen 206.561,40 €
Provincie Noord-Brabant 27.541,92 €
DIL e.V. - Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e.V. 0,00 €
N.V. NOM - Investerings- en Ontwikkelingsmaatschappij voor Noord-Nederland 0,00 €
Provincie Limburg 27.541,92 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 247.873,28 €
NieKE - Niedersächsisches Kompetenzzentrum Ernährungswirtschaft 0,00 €
Provincie Gelderland 18.360,95 €
Partner KMU / MKB 1.679.751,61 €
Provincie Overijssel 18.360,95 €