Soft-Landing program Agri-Food

The renowned Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is collaborating with Food Valley Region and Oost NL in offering companies the opportunity to join one of the most reputable Agro-Food networks in the world. By offering a Soft-Landing Program, companies have the possibility to participate in a 1-month tailor-made introduction program to the unique research and innovation Agri-Food ecosystem of Food Valley.

If you are considering an Agri-Food innovation center in our Food Valley region, you may qualify.

Benefits include:

  • Flexible workplace in one of our business incubator buildings
  • A tailor-made introduction program to our Agri-Food network
  • A specially-selected account manager who will personally introduce you to our network
  • 30-days of benefits for up to 2 people from your company.

Our unique, tailor-made introduction program will grant you access to our ecosystem of:

  • Companies, institutes, research organizations
  • Network organizations
  • Research programs
  • Shared research equipment / facility /pilot plant
  • Governmental organizations
  • Network events
  • Investors
  • Expat center

Do you qualify?

If your company meets the following criteria, you may qualify for our program:

1. Type of organization

  • Your head office is located outside the Netherlands
  • You are considering opening an R&D location or presence in the Food Valley region
  • Public or private company, or research institute (of any size)
  • You are seeking interaction / collaboration with other organizations close by.

2. Type of activity

Knowledge-intensive Agri-Food, Bio-based and related activities.

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Sound good? Here’s how to apply

Our pilot program only has room for 3 qualified organizations. To be considered, please send a 1-pager with your contact details, together with:  

  • What you think the program can do for your company
  • What goals you would like to achieve during the 30-day program
  • What fields you typically collaborate with.

We will consider your application based on the quality of your plan, the selection criteria and match with the Food Valley ecosystem.

The Soft-Landing Program is a collaboration together with Wageningen University & Research, Food Valley region and Oost NL.