Impact Hub Food Ecosystem

The Dutch food chain is in need of change. Though the agro-food sector is one of the largest economic sectors in the Netherlands, it is facing considerable challenges. It is responsible for a large share of national CO2 emissions, and the landscape is suffering from a loss of biodiversity. In addition, the Netherlands is the second largest exporter of agro-food products worldwide. This means the choices we make here have global consequences. What if we used this position to make real impact across the food chain and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable food system?  

Through our ecosystem approach, we bring together and strengthen relationships between entrepreneurs, investors, government, and other organisations. We then create the resources necessary to spur innovation and co-creation for positive change in the food sector. Read more below and become part of our food ecosystem!

Programs

IMPACT THE FOOD CHAIN ACCELERATOR

From April 2019 to October 2019
Do you have an innovative startup or SME (MKB) that’s working on making the food chain more sustainable? Join our food chain accelerator to strengthen your revenue model, growth strategy and impact. All under the guidance from experts, mentors, financiers and strategic partners, over the course of 13 training days.

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IMPACT THE FOOD CHAIN INCUBATOR

Apply by September 2019
Are you taking the first steps in developing a new product or business that aims to make the food chain more sustainable? During the course of this incubator program, our Impact Hub and our program partners will support you in developing your business plan, strengthening your skills and testing your product/business in our network.

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Food Chain Events

A Plant-Rich Diet | 5 June
On 5 June, it’s all about innovations and current trends in the transition to a plant-rich diet. And yes, there will be tasting! This is the second public event in our series on sustainable food chains. Today’s event focuses on the link between climate action and food, a plant-rich diet, and was created in collaboration with the DOEN Foundation. Read more >
PRE-RELEASE SCREENING the BIGGEST LITTLE FARM | 11 JUNE
Courtesy of independent film distributor Cinemien and in collaboration with our member Klooker, we’re screening the award-winning documentary The Biggest Little Farm before its official Dutch release. The film follows John and Molly Chester during their 8-year quest to turn 200 acres of barren land into a farming ecosystem that... Read more >

Food Membership

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Blogs

REDUCE YOUR FOOD WASTE | YIM

Almost 90 million tonnes of food worth €143 billion are wasted across the EU each year, with households responsible for more than half of this huge amount of waste. Meanwhile, 9 per cent of Europeans cannot afford a quality meal every other day, which stands in stark contrast to the ambitious SDG #2: Zero Hunger by 2030...Read more >

MEET THE STARTUPS | IMPACT THE FOOD CHAIN ACCELERATOR

During the 5-month Accelerator program, we will work with 12 food startups on their strategy and financial models. At the end of the program, the entrepreneurs will possess a strong plan to take their business to the next level. We proudly present the 2019 Impact the Food Chain Accelerator participants:...Read more >

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