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Food-ScalEUp consortium maps agrifood digital ecosystems


01 July 2023

Foodvalley NL and nine European organisations have joined forces to analyse their agrifood digital acceleration ecosystems as part of the EU-funded Food-scalEUp project.

The Food-scalEUp consortium has recently mapped acceleration ecosystems relevant to European agrifood companies at different levels of involvement (roles in acceleration, types of structure, vertical/horizontal approach, etc.). About 700 actors in The Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, France and Germany were surveyed.

The ecosystem map is the first step towards a large-scale Food-scalEUp acceleration network of leading companies and relevant programmes. This directory will become available on the Food-scalEUp website.

The consortium also surveyed 70 European start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs to gain insights on improving acceleration services, such as building valuable partnerships and tailor-made support.

All companies consulted have been beneficiaries of acceleration services in the last three years and were focused on developing food and digital solutions.

About Food-scalEUp

Food-scalEUp project is an initiative set up in the Smart Sensors 4 Agrifood partnership framework.

Foodvalley NL takes part in this initiative as a practice leader in providing acceleration solutions to start-ups and SMEs in the food sector. The main objective is to support all agrifood companies and associated organisations to leap to Industry 5.0.

Food-scalEUp places particular emphasis on regional agrifood digital innovation ecosystems, recognising the vital role played by solution providers in enabling the development and utilisation of new value chains.

More information about this project can be found here.

For more information about this project, please get in touch with Osien Kuumar at Foodvalley NL, via