Deutschland-Nederland Agropole Innovates

Agropole Innovates

The agribusiness is of great economic importance in the German-Dutch border region. Companies in the sector see a
high need for innovation to find solutions to local and global challenges.

Therefore, in the “Agropole Innovates” project four German-Dutch teams are developing solutions to current challenges:

  1. evaluating organic substances from insect production as potential fertilisers and soil improvers,
  2. reducing the use of pesticides through early detection of diseases and pests in tree nurseries,
  3. developing learning algorithms and using AI to be able to react earlier to the dangers of plant diseases, and
  4. increasing animal welfare, resource efficiency and food safety through more transparency in pig farming.

The innovation platform is the connecting element between the innovation projects. It promotes the transfer of
experience and knowledge between the project partners, to stakeholders who are researching these topics within and
outside the region, as well as to all interested companies that want to implement the results. This creates a systemic
information transfer in which all actors in the triple helix learn and benefit from each other and which brings scientific
knowledge into practice.

The innovation platform strengthens the innovative capacity of the agribusiness sector by additionally promoting the
transfer of knowledge on many other topics in the field of agribusiness. Research and educational institutions are
involved, the potential of students is used and companies and institutions are getting into direct exchange. In this way,
scientific knowledge is implemented more quickly by the economy and science recognises the challenges faced by
companies. Focused measures to attract and retain skilled workers strengthen companies and are an important
precondition for the required changes.


Planned project costs

3.694.688,71 €

Project Duration

1.9.2022 - 31.8.2026


A more innovative programme area

Lead Partner

Agrobusiness Niederrhein e.V.

Project partners

Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, Gemeente Venray, Compas Agro B.V., Yookr B.V., Baum & Bonheur, Hochschule Rhein-Waal, ISIS IC GmbH, Piglets Treatment System BV, Brand Qualitätsfleisch GmbH & Co. KG, Landesverband Gartenbau NRW, RheWaTech - Rhein-Waal Institut für Technologie gemeinnützige UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Vereniging Innovatief Platteland, Veiling Rhein-Maas GmbH & Co. KG, CLIB - Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie, Rheinischer Landwirtschafts-Verband e.V., GIQS e.V., Landwirtschaftskammer Nordrhein-Westfalen, Coöperatie Paletti Growers U.A., Stichting Huize Aarde, Hochschule Niederrhein, LLTB Belangenbehartiging, Fontys (University of applied science), Food-Processing Initiative e. V., Agri Business Groep Venray e. o., FoodNL,


Financer Amount
Agrobusiness Niederrhein e.V. 454.660,92 €
Baum & Bonheur 124.846,40 €
Brand Qualitätsfleisch GmbH & Co. KG 125.072,50 €
Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo 287.919,46 €
Compas Agro B.V. 124.858,30 €
EFRE / EFRO 1.418.158,19 €
Gemeente Venray 80.999,10 €
Hochschule Rhein-Waal 94.124,21 €
ISIS IC GmbH 125.177,50 €
MB Niedersachsen 29.821,71 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 182.334,64 €
MWIKE NRW 274.069,35 €
Piglets Treatment System BV 125.475,00 €
Programmmittel / Programmamiddelen 0,00 €
Provincie Limburg 121.556,43 €
Yookr B.V. 125.615,00 €