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The Global Value of Food Tech Brainport

By the year 2050, the world will have to feed approximately 9 billion people. In order to meet this demand, we will need 70% more food and 40% more energy. From those 9 billion people, 6 billion will be living in cities, and they will often need processed and packaged foods. International food issues such as these provide entrepreneurs with new commercial and social opportunities. 

Traditionally the Netherlands has always done well with regard to Agrifood solutions. In Brabant a large number of SMEs have been working in the food sector for generations. At Food Tech Park Brainport in Helmond we bring food, technology & chemistry and business, education and government together. We valorize innovative technologies for the industrial processing of foodstuffs. This way, dedicated entrepreneurs contribute to the reduction of waste and the better preservation of food, which results in more and better food with an improved shelf life. Thus, Food Tech Brainport creates global value. 

“Food Tech Brainport offers opportunities because it contributes to the solution of a world-wide problem.” (Ivo Ploegsma, co-initiator)

At Food Tech Brainport in Helmond, we help SMEs and larger SMEs to turn technology into money: technology used in the processing of plant waste, the extension of shelf life, and the separation of raw materials and/or waste streams. By doing so, we bring the best in food and technology (from the High Tech and Chemical industries, for instance) together.

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