Latest News 2018-06-20T10:49:32+00:00

New cluster Food Tech Hub Brazil visiting NF4 and Foodvalley NL

March 8th, 2019|

A new initiative from Brazil, The Food Tech Hub, visited New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) and FoodvalleyNL, the food innovation cluster based in The Netherlands. The Food Tech Hub board presented the new cluster and its ambitions during an interactive meeting on February 19th at the FoodvalleyNL office in Wageningen, The Netherlands. The Food Tech Hub Brazil is aiming to stimulate food innovation in Brazil and for Brazilian companies. The main pillars are focussed on [...]

Meet European companies during the Innovation Tour in the USA

March 6th, 2019|

A cohort of 15 agfood SMEs will visit the USA during the NF4 Innovation Tour from March 18th-22nd. During the Innovation Tour, the delegation will visit Chicago and San Francisco and participate in matchmaking, a company visit, information sessions, B2B meetings and the Future Food Tech conference. These activities are organised by the NF4 consortium in collaboration with Chicagoland Food & Beverage, FaB Wisconsin, SALVEO group and Future Food Tech.   [...]

ENRICH in the USA training event on the 14th of March at CFIA Rennes 2019

February 20th, 2019|

USA is a large market for European agrofood companies. Are you considering doing business in the USA ? On 14th of March from 10:00-12:00 CET, Valorial organizes together with New Frontiers in Food – Fast Forward (NF4) and ENRICH USA a training Session “How to internationalise to the USA”. It will take place in Rennes, France at a large exhibition called CFIA, which for the last 22 [...]

EB meeting hosted by Clusaga in Galicia, Spain

February 13th, 2019|

On February 8th the periodical Executive Board of New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) was held in Galicia (ES) In this occasion, CLUSAGA (ES) was the host of the Food Valley (NL); Valorial (FR); Vitagora (FR) and Wagralim (BE) delegations. Apart from the technical issues of NF4, progress assessment and next steps with the focus on the next missions to USA and China, the agenda included some interactions [...]

Cutting edge food technology with Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network

February 11th, 2019|

The Chicagoland Food & Beverage Network will welcome the New Frontiers in Food companies for a morning network event, during the Innovation Tour in the US. The European companies will gain insights in the US food business by the presentations of Alan Reed, Executive Director of Chicagoland Food and Beverage Network & Jeroen Wouters, Director International Foodvalley NL. During this informal event, there is opportunity to learn about [...]

‘China offers a view to the future of e-commerce’

February 6th, 2019|

“People often look at the US to see what will happen to us in the near future, but when you talk about e-commerce it is China to look at.” According to Ching Ping Au from the company Your Op, “China offers a view to the future.” Your Op focuses on business development and market entree for European companies in Asia and China in particular. [...]

NF4 will meet the Food and Beverage Wisconsin during the Innovation Tour in the USA

February 5th, 2019|

NF4 will meet the Food and Beverage Wisconsin during the Innovation Tour in the USA As part of the Innovation Tour to the USA, the NF4-companies will visit one of the first food and beverage cluster organizations in the US, FaB Wisconsin in Milwaukee on the 19th of March. In the session, the companies and clusters will discuss about business opportunities in the US, internal partnerships and share [...]

Fruitful matchmaking

January 30th, 2019|

I am looking forward to this spring. Not just because of the weather, but because then I will visit China with a group of enthusiastic entrepeneurs who will investigate the possibilities for their companies in new markets in Asia. By Tjerna Ellenbroek, New Frontiers in Food China is the fastest growing Asian market in food, and it offers many opportunities for innovative companies. With [...]

Delegations of China and USA visiting NF4

December 14th, 2018|

On December 3rd and December 10th delegations of China and USA, respectively visited Foodvalley NL, the food innovation cluster based in The Netherlands. During an interactive meeting on December 3rd in Wageningen, The Netherlands, the CIPA organisation and a series of accompanying food companies (SMEs as well as larger companies) presented itself. CIPA is the investment and promotion agency of the Ministry of Commerce of China. The organisation focusses on the implementation [...]

Case study Atelier du Fruit – Mission Canada

December 10th, 2018|

In October 2018, a delegation of 13 members from Vitagora and Wagralim took part in a partnership mission to Canada, on the occasion of BENEFIQ, the healthy food event in Québec city, and thanks to the support of Natural Products Canada, the NFIF local partner. Over four months, Atelier du Fruit (FR) had been actively engaged in the mission preparation. As a first step, a diagnosis had been completed [...]

Mission to Canada

December 10th, 2018|

In October 2018, on behalf of New Frontiers In Food (NFIF), Vitagora coordinated a partnership mission in Canada with our local partner Natural Products Canada, in parallel to the BENEFIQ, the healthy food event organized by INAF (Institut sur la Nutrition et l’Alimentation Fonctionnelle) in Québec. The delegation gathered together 13 members from Vitagora and Wagralim. Within this delegation, 6 companies were part of the New Frontiers In Food [...]

China delegation visiting Foodvalley NL

November 30th, 2018|

On November 20th a China delegation visited Foodvalley NL to explore new opportunities for collaboration. The delegation consisted of the plant cultivation and breeding company Shouguang as well as the Food Valley China cluster. In an interactive meeting the actictivies and interests of all parties involved were highlighted. The Food Valley of China is a strategic platform built by Weifang City for food industry transformation and upgrading and a [...]

‘Get Together’ during SIAL Paris

November 1st, 2018|

The New Frontiers in Food consortium organized a business drink named ‘Get Together’ with Belgian-Beers from the Belgium cluster, Wagralim, during SIAL Paris.This was the great time to meet the New Frontiers in Food consortium team and interact with French and Belgian companies.We also welcomed the “Guangdong (China) Imported Food Association” delegation who has a wide network in the southern China, and The “National Confederation of Industry” Brazil delegation, the [...]

Tech Road Show New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4)

October 26th, 2018|

During the Foodvalley Summit on “Sports & Nutrition” the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) project organized the first Tech Road Show, in the future World Food Center in Ede, The Netherlands. During this international event, more than 100 companies were present from over 15 different countries. In the session ‘New markets outside Europe 2018-2019’, discussion and interaction between SME’s interested in the NF4-project took place. The NF4-clusters [...]

Meet the NF4 cohort at BENEFIQ event, CANADA

September 28th, 2018|

A cohort of 10 companies dedicated to healthy and sustainable food will join the BENEFIQ, event, including 6 European SMEs engaged in the internationalisation programme set-up by the NF4 consortium. Meet the New Frontiers In Food NF4 partners on booth B25,on October 2nd-4th 2018. The NF4 partners are Wagralim (BE), Vitagora (FR), Clusaga (SP), Food Valley (NL) and Valorial (FR). The overall partnership mission has been set-up with [...]

Exploring new frontiers for sports nutrition

September 27th, 2018|

Five European food clusters have united in the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) project to help small and medium sized companies enter other major global markets, and innovative sports nutrition firms could be particularly well-positioned to benefit. The NF4 project is a collaboration between the Food Valley NL food cluster in The Netherlands, Clusaga in Spain, the Valorial and Vitagora clusters in France, and Wagralim in Belgium. Together, [...]

Brazilian delegation visits Wagralim

June 8th, 2018|

Wagralim (Belgium), partner of the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) project, welcomed the FIEP – Industries Federation of Paraná State (Brazil) during the Wallonia Export Days (4th – 5th June). In collaboration with AWEx, Wagralim organized a tailor-made roadshow for FIEP on 6th and 7th June, in which members of Wagralim are implicated. FIEP is a strong and reliable partner of Wagralim for more than 5 years [...]

NF4 recieves ESCP-i label

February 20th, 2018|

On 20th February 2018, DG GROWTH of the European Commission officially awarded the NF4-project with the ESCP-i label. The label was handed out during the award ceremony at the kick-off meeting in Brussels.   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 [...]

Business internationalization event in Galicia, Spain

February 15th, 2018|

Last February 15, CLUSAGA has organized the half-day Workshop Galicia Exports 2018, on the existing support for business internationalization, in cooperation with the Galician Development Agency (IGAPE) and the Spanish Foreign Trade Agency (ICEX). During the workshop, CLUSAGA presented the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) project was presented as the new acceleration program supported by the EU COSME Cluster Go International! Programme. The NF4 project is an internationalization fast [...]

NF4 kick off internationalization accelerator in food

February 15th, 2018|

On February 20th 2018 the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) project organised its internal kick off event in Brussels, Belgium. 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 project is embedded on the successfully-defined road-map of the New Frontiers in Food initial partnership. The [...]