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Roger van Hoesel, Food Valley organisation 27 April 2010 Århus, Denmark.

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1 Roger van Hoesel, Food Valley organisation 27 April 2010 Århus, Denmark

2 Contents The Netherlands as an agrofood country Food Valley as a center of knowledge Food Valley organisation: history Food Valley: facts and figures Role of Food Valley (Unique) features of Food Valley Food Valley: the future

3 Major players in the Dutch food industry Unilever400 global FMCG brands Heineken170 beer brands Royal FrieslandCampinadairy products Numico / Danonebaby food and medical nutrition Nutrecoanimal nutrition and fish feed CSMbakery supplies and food ingredients Royal Wessanenhealth and premium foods DSMfood/beverage ingredients, nutrition Vion Food Groupingredients, fresh meat, convenience foods Cosunnatural ingredients and foodstuffs VanDrie Group world market leader in veal

4 Food R&D in the Netherlands Food Valley 7,500 scientists 1440 food related companies 70 science companies 20 research institutes HQ Wageningen University & Research Centres Supporting facilities, e.g. for start-ups EU hotspot 150 km 225 km Food Valley region

5 Food Valley as a center of knowledge

6 Establishment of Food Valley Organization Established in 2004 as independent entity Founders from industry, academia and government Needs of companies as starting- point Focus: improve innovation strength by making optimal use of knowledge network

7 Characteristics of the organisation Legal status:foundation Director:independent board (triple helix) Financed by:EU, province, MOEA, Wageningen UR, companies, local municipalities Personnel:core team: 10 people + development agency + Syntens + ad hoc project managers Geography:base = Food Valley; catchment area = Netherlands

8 Performance indicators # Innovation meetings #Matches SME & Knowledge providers #MatchesBelgian & German partners Knowledge providers # Product- and Process innovations # Tech starters Size R&D investments # Foreign delegations # Foreign FV ambassadors # New jobs Size new investments # Visitors Food Valley Conference # Times Food Valley in press # International requests for support # Companies visited # National Food Valley Society meeting # International Food Valley Society meeting # Nationaal and internationl consortia Innovation Business Communication Networks

9 Academia Industry Government Ministries of Economic Affairs, Agriculture, Health Provinces Municipalities European Union Industry Multinationals SMEs Tech starters Foreign companies Academia Fundamental scientists Applied (contract) researchers Private consultants Vocational training Managing the triple helix

10 Actemium Adifo N.V. Agrojobs B.V. Arbo Unie Aviko B.V. Baltussen Konservenfabriek B.V. Bfactory BioPartner Center Wageningen Biqualys, the Advanced Analysis Company BLGG Groep B.V. Candlesticks Food Ingredients Cargill Chainfood Check-Points B.V. Clean Light B.V. Contined B.V. CP Kelco CRV B.V. CSK Food Enrichment B.V. Danone Research De Heus Voeders B.V. Direvo Biotech AG Dishman Netherlands B.V. DMC –Dutch Meal Components Docomar Ducares B.V. DUPP/Den Uijl Ploeg & Partners EBI Food Safety Ecolab B.V. FIPCO Flowmotion FoodResult, marketing based solutions Foodstep FrieslandCampina Fuji Photo Film B.V. Givaudan Nederland B.V. Go-Tan B.V. Herbalife International Netherlands B.V. HiFri B.V. H.J. Heinz B.V. Imtech Food & FeedIngrepro Micro Ingredients B.V. IsoLife B.V. Keygene N.V. Kikkoman Foods Europe B.V. Koffiebranderij G. Peeze B.V. Lactive Neerlands Bakkerij Centrum NBC Nederlandsch Octrooibureau Newtricious B.V. Nippon Suisan Europe R&D NIZO food research B.V. NSure B.V. Nutreco Holding N.V. Nutri-akt OMVE Netherlands B.V. PET-Power B.V. Philips Electronics Nederland B.V./Philips Applied Technologies PNO Consultants B.V. PricewaterhouseCoopers Proten B.V. Provalor B.V. Rabobank Rijnvallei Holding B.V. Royal Buisman B.V. Royal DSM N.V. Royal FruitmastersGroup U.A. Royal VIV Buisman Scelta Mushrooms B.V. Schouw Informatisering B.V. Shieltronics B.V. Silliker B.V.Sodexo Nederland B.V. Sonder Food Systems B.V. Struik Foods Europe Suiker Unie Syngenta Seeds B.V. The Innova Database The Roullier Group Top B.V. Unimills B.V. on behalf of Sime Darby Uniq Nederland Losser B.V. (Johma) Vaessen-Schoemaker B.V.Veldhuyzen Kaas B.V. Vermeulen І Total Identity Vika B.V. VM Engineering VNO-NCW Well Design B.V. Ziekenhuis Gelderse Vallei Food Valley Society

11 What do we do? -Match companies & knowledge institutes -Support innovation projects -Stimulatedevelopment spin-offs & start-ups -Coordinate projects -Promote Food Valley, European centre of knowledge in agrifood

12 Elements of success: way of working To ask is to work Co-operation stimulates innovation Narrow-mindedness is history Support small & large innovative challenges Innovation means to experiment International value by co-operation

13 Examples Tailored made Milk Food Valley Ambassadors Holland Food Valley Pavillion Food Valley Innovation link

14 (Unique) features of Food Valley Various technology domains Size: big and small Open attitude towards co-operation Active networks No government dominance Adequate innovation programs Connectivity is considered crucial

15 Growth path of Food Valley Predecessor Wageningen University Regional cooperation Food Valley organisation

16 Thank you for your attention!

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