Food Innovation District

Next to the Experience is the Food Innovation District, a breeding ground for innovation, research and education in the field of nutrition.

The WFC Experience is an important flywheel for the interactive and innovative knowledge environment of the WFC area. An area around the Experience is being developed as a thematic Innovation District focused on Food.

Here, companies inspire each other to create new products and share the latest technologies in the field of food. WFC Development develops state-of-the-art offices and lab facilities in a green environment.

This Food Innovation District complements the lively and mixed character of the area and offers space for knowledge institutions and innovative companies in agro & food (large, medium-sized and start-ups) to establish themselves here and to develop activities.

The combination of functions and facilities creates an ecosystem of innovation and promotes the production of ideas and their commercialization.

Accelerator helps agrifood companies to grow

The realization and interpretation of the World Food Center takes place along many different axes. One of those axes concerns the Accelerator, an ambitious growth program aimed at young agrifood companies.

Where the start-up support is often focused on helping companies with their first turnover, the WFC wants to focus on the scale-up guidance, aimed at revenue growth to the first million and beyond.

The WFC supports companies across the board: from housing to communities, from events and match-making with investors to knowledge transfer and coaching. 
The accelerator is an initiative of the municipality of Ede and WFCD in collaboration with Foodvalley NL and in consultation with StartLife Wageningen. The initial program starts with a three-year pilot.
The accelerator program is still under development but interested companies (as a participant or as a coach or investor) can contact Louis de Boer for more information: l.de.boer@wfcd.nl / 06-5475 4488 or Sander van de Pol via sander.van.de.pol@ede.nl / 0318 680527

Establishing in the WFC area?

In addition to and with the Experience and the Accelerator, agrofood companies have countless other locations for the WFC. For example, think of:

• A pavilion / greenhouse. Your company can tell its own story here. For example a visualization in a greenhouse where the cultivation and processing of coffee is shown. Or a test setup where new vegetable protein products can be tasted.
• Office space or workplaces in the middle of the epicenter of the agro-food sector;
• Research and test rooms where you can collaborate with the best colleges and universities in the field of agrofood.

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