On March 29th 2019, a delegation form the Chinese region Hunan visited the Foodvalley NL office based in The Netherlands. During this session, information about Health Ingredients, Processed Food and Agriculture was exchanged, also in relation to the Chinese market. In addition, the activities of Foodvalley NL and the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward project (NF4) were further explained and discussed.
China is one of the target countries of the NF4-project, in May 2019 a European delegation of SME’s will visit China to explore the market. This knowledge and these contacts are of importance in preparation of the Innovation Tour to China which will take place from May 12th to May 17th, 2019. More information on this activity is available at the New Frontiers in Food website.
The NF4 project is an internationalization fast track accelerator for innovation-intensive food SMEs, powered by a 5-partner food clusters alliance: Clusaga (ES); Food Valley (NL); Valorial (FR); Vitagora (FR) and Wagralim (BE). The activities are specialized on 3 food industry value chains: processed foods, health&nutritional food products and connected food. These value chains provide a full package of acceleration services, aiming at boosting international collaboration and business development of a cohort of European food SMEs. Within the project 4 overseas target markets are selected in which the consortium is already strongly connected: Canada, USA, China and Brazil.