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FIH Europe

Food Innovation Hub Europe

Relevant for: Food Innovation Hubs

We can only change a food system together. Local, regional, national and global parties have to join and work transparently and energetically to accelerate the transition to an efficient, inclusive, sustainable, nutritious and healthy food system. To promote this collaboration, the World Economic Forum initiated together with public, private and civil society sector partners, Food Innovation Hubs worldwide. Foodvalley NL is a leading partner towards the development of the Food Innovation Hub Europe to initiate collaboration and co-create innovation projects to address continent-specific challenges and connects regional hubs in the various member countries to address common and region-specific issues.

Action Team

Left to right:

Lisa Smits – DSM

Corinne Abbas – Foodvalley NL

Jan-Paul Bruins – Unilever

Elina Coerts – Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

Martin Reesink – Rabobank

Angelique van Helvoort – Global Coordinating Secretariat Food Innovation Hubs

Frans Kampers – Wageningen University and Research (WUR)

Tjerna Ellenbroek – Foodvalley NL

Not present on the photo:

Willemien van Asselt – Topsector Agri-Food

Serpil Tascioglu – Unilever

Florentine Oberman – DSM

World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum (WEF), committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The Global Coordination Secretariat supporting the Food Innovation Hubs in collaboration is based in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Sean de Cleene, Member of the Executive Committee at the WEF: “We believe that Foodvalley NL is exactly the right partner to establish such a leading Hub in Europe. They have developed a strong ecosystem of business, knowledge institutes, governments and NGOs, with the specific goal of scaling innovations together with other innovation clusters in and beyond Europe.”

Are you interested to read more about the Food Innovation Hubs worldwide? Please visit the website  for more information.

Founding partners

Wageningen University and Research, Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality, Unilever, DSM, Rabobank, Topsector Agri-Food and Foodvalley NL are initial partners supporting the development of the activities to establish the Food Innovation Hub in Europe.

This project has received funding from the European Union <<nummer etc invullen>>