The FoodNexus Network

FoodNexus is a committed and connected partnership aiming to achieve what no single partner can achieve alone: building a competitive and sustainable European food system – providing more jobs and more innovation.

FoodNexus is a European network of leading companies, knowledge institutions and organisations, committed to shaping tomorrow’s competitive and innovative food system, while solving major societal challenges. Our goal is to achieve this through strategic collaboration within the whole knowledge triangle. The FoodNexus strategic approach will create more jobs, tackle skills shortages, strengthen the innovative power of European industry, while reaching truly ambitious objectives with respect to sustainability, health, food quality and food security.

FoodNexus is an industry-driven innovation alliance, focusing on excellence and on the whole value chain. Its 5 Regional Centres across Europe bring together high innovation performers that are fully connected and able to generate a high impact, stimulating Food innovation system. The broad and multidisciplinary character of the collaboration is a key strength and an important prerequisite for cross-sectorial impact and wide reach over boundaries.

Join the network:

If you wish to join the network, contact your local contact person. If you want to read more about the benefits of the membership, you can read on in the material below.

FoodNexus Leaflet:
Join the no. 1 food innovation network 
FoodNexus Presentation: Join the no. 1 food innovation network
FoodNexus membership guide

FoodNexus Founding Partners



  • Achmea
  • Air Products
  • Amadori
  • Anecoop
  • Arla Foods
  • Avril
  • Barilla
  • Campden, Hungary
  • Cargill
  • CTA (Technical Corporation of Andalusia )
  • Caviro
  • Chr. Hansen
  • Coop Italia
  • Danish Crown
  • Danone Research
  • Electrolux Italia
  • Eurofins
  • Floreale Vega Mayor
  • FrieslandCampina
  • Fromageries Bel
  • Galletas Gullón
  • Granarolo
  • Groupo Helios
  • Grupo Alimentario Argal
  • Heineken
  • IBM Research GmbH
  • ICA
  • I+dea (Grupo Siro R&D)
  • Inalca
  • Kerry Ingredients Ireland
  • Luis Calvo Sanz
  • Miguel Torres
  • Mlekpol
  • Naturex
  • Novozymes
  • Nutreco Servicios
  • Orkla Foods
  • Riberebro Integral
  • Sill Entreprises
  • Tereos Participations
  • Tetra Pak
  • Triballat Noyal
  • Unicredit
  • Unilever R&D


  • AgroParisTech
  • Chalmers University of Technology
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • ENEA
  • Ghent University
  • Groningen University, Medical Centre
  • Hub Innovazione Trentino
  • INRA
  • IRTA
  • Lund University
  • Maastricht University
  • RISE Research Institute of Sweden
  • Swedish Univ. of Agricultural Sciences
  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Universitade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Universitat de Valencia
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Bologna
  • University of Copenhagen
  • University of Kent
  • University of Liège
  • University of Milan
  • Utrecht University
  • Wageningen University
  • Wroclaw Univ. of Environmental and Life Sciences
  • Aarhus University