More than 20 cross-border innovation projects were carried out from 2018 to 2022 under the umbrella of the second phase of the INTERREG project FOOD2020. GIQS has now produced a brochure on the results of the cooperation project, presenting the wide range of funded initiatives on more than 100 pages.
The German-Dutch cooperation project FOOD2020 – Zukunftsoffensive Lebensmittelwirtschaft – is being completed after a successful project period. Within the four-year term, 21 innovation projects and seven think tanks from the agricultural and food industry were supported with a funding budget of more than 4.5 million euros
The Dutch company Smart Material Printing (SMP) of founder, inventor and GIQS member Dr Gregor Luthe has developed a method of processing fruit and vegetables in such a way that fewer allergic reactions occur when they are touched or consumed.
Unter Begleitung von GIQS e.V. wurde mit „Burning Bernd“ pünktlich zum Beginn der Grillsaison ein neuartiges Lebensmittelprodukt auf den Markt gebracht. Der innovative Flambier-Ketchup wurde im Rahmen des INTERREG V A-Projekts FOOD2020 in einem Innovationsprojekt mit vorgelagerter Machbarkeitsstudie entwickelt. GIQS war als FOOD2020-Regionalpartner für NRW Ansprechpartner für den Leadpartner Robert Meyer Catering GmbH aus Gronau und Smart Material Printing B.V. aus Enschede.
The final presentation of the FOOD2020 project Cook.3D took place at the end of August, directly on the diepenring canal in Groningen, in beautiful sunshine. A total of four German and Dutch partners spent a good one and a half years working on a prototype under the umbrella of the INTERREG programme.
The FOOD2020 innovation project Cook.3D initiated and supervised by GIQS is in its final stages. By the end of August, the German-Dutch consortium of four partners will develop the prototype of a kitchen robot with an integrated 3D printing process for the automatic creation of individualised food products.
Representatives of the FOOD2020 steering committee and the seven project partners met in the rooms of the Euregio on the German-Dutch border between Gronau and Enschede to discuss the results and steps achieved so far in the project.
The German-Dutch innovation project Cook.3D has officially started with a kick-off event. Representatives of the four cooperation partners met at the premises of the Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences in Bottrop to jointly plan the next steps in the project.
At the final event of FOOD2020 Phase I the starting signal for FOOD2020 Phase II at the German Institute of Food Technology (DIL) was given. More than 50 representatives from industry, politics and research came to Quakenbrück for the event.
At its April meeting in Assen, the steering committee of the INTERREG V A funding programme gave the go-ahead for the second phase of the FOOD2020 project. GIQS has been one of FOOD2020's regional partners for two and a half years and will continue to be responsible for the North Rhine-Westphalian INTERREG region in the coming years.