About AgriFood Capital

WE ARE THE MANUFACTURERS OF THE FOODS OF TODAY AND TOMORROW

Developing the smartest and most sustainable food production systems – that is our mission. AgriFood Capital is a collaboration of industry, public authorities and knowledge institutes in North-East Brabant for the purpose of achieving growth and innovation in agrifood. We are developing smart regional solutions for global agrifood challenges. Together we are creating a smarter, healthier and more sustainable world for tomorrow.

North-East Brabant is a leading agrifood region in the Netherlands, and one that is known for its pioneering mindset, collaborative spirit, enterprising mentality, high-impact innovations, excellent entrepreneurial culture for food professionals and high quality of life. We take the economic and social challenges surrounding sustainable food production and transform them into new business opportunities, products and services.

 


FACTS & FIGURES NORTHEAST BRABANT

  • The Netherlands 6th strongest economic region (of 40)
  • €27.3 billion gross regional product
  • Agrifood is the main economic pillar of the economy
  • The Agrifood industrial complex is among the top 5 in the Netherlands in terms of employment, locations, production value and productivity 
  • 7,200 agrifood companies, from farm to fork
  • 55,000 jobs in agrifood (1 in 6 jobs in the region)
  • €4.3 billion export value in agrifood (over ⅓ of total export value)
  • 3,000 high-tech companies
  • 25,600 jobs in high tech
     

 

HOW WE WORK
AgriFood Capital offers a platform for food makers and game changers who are pooling their diverse resources to seek new ways of making food, who want to develop new knowledge and leverage their talent for tomorrow’s agrifood sector, or who want to start a company or take one to the next level.

Food makers gain access to the knowledge, coaching, network and funding required to reach these goals. By working together with other sectors, such as high tech, logistics and education, we are creating a unique, powerful agrifood ecosystem in North-East Brabant.

How we are organised

The AgriFood Capital Foundation is a collaborative partnership of companies, knowledge institutes and government authorities that is establishing policy guidelines for development of the food systems of the future.

Our strategic board consists of top names from the world of agrifood and high tech. The collaborating organisations are true food makers and game changers, including Wageningen UR, TU/e, HAS University of Applied sciences, Southern Agriculture and Horticulture Organisation (ZLTO) and Trouw Nutrition/Nutreco.

AgriFood Capital BV is the foundation’s development organisation, whose roles range from network builder and matchmaker to project developer and communicator.


INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS
With increasing globalisation, what we eat, what we produce and how we go about it are no longer bound by regional or national borders, nor are the food systems of the future. Therefore, we take every opportunity to work with game changers from other food regions and clusters, and we participate in partnerships and collaborations across Europe and beyond so we can all learn as much as possible from each other.


EUROPEAN CLUSTER MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE INITIATIVE
AgriFood Capital has held the ECEI BRONZE label since 19 May 2017.
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