We shift gears

The transition to a sustainable, affordable and healthy food system is going too slow.
Therefore, it is time to shift gears. By bridging the gap between food industry needs from farm-to-fork and knowledge institutes, Next Food Collective is accelerating the pace of transforming agri-food systems.
We extend an invitation to all companies with a passion for sustainable healthy food to join us on this exciting journey.

 

 

More about our origins
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We are a collective

Agrifirm
AVEBE
Cosun
FrieslandCampina
Unilever
NIZO
KraftHeinz
Danone
dsm-firmenich
GEA
Groupe Bel
Upfield
Yili Innovation Center Europe
Wageningen University & Research
Hanze University of Applied Sciences
CoE Groen
Utrecht University
Maastricht University
University of Groningen

Projects

Synergia

New sustainable, circular and nature-inclusive strategies for the agricultural sector at the interface of biology, technology and society (Technology-4-Ecology-based-farming).  

Sustainable Plant Fractionation

Development of sustainable fractionation processes, with low energy use, that can create ingredients with an improved nutritional value and/or functionality.

Mocia

Creating insights into the effects of lifestyle interventions on cognitive decline to enable development of smart personalised support for people to make healthy choices.

CarboBased

Creating new biobased products and materials from plant carbohydrates or from new molecules generated from biomass carbohydrates. 

Restructure

Exploring by which mechanisms texture moderates eating rate and how this relates to overeating. Creating evidence-based food design principles to guide development of foods that can help moderate energy intake.

Protein Transition 2.0

Exploration of the potential of cellular (milk) proteins derived from tissue engineering, precision fermentation and single cell proteins for food products. 

Meta-Pro

Creating insights into the impact of mild food processing approaches on food matrix, macronutrient digestion, metabolic responses and nutrient bioavailability. 

Electrified

By using the power of electricity and electrical fields develop breakthrough technologies  for nonthermal industrial drying processes.

CarboSupport

Defining carbohydrate formulations to steer gut microbiota and colonic fermentation processes to support metabolic, immune and mental health. 

ReCoVR

Design novel functional materials and technologies for selective recovery of high-value molecules. 

Business models for Regenerative Agriculture

Design of sustainable farmer business models and development plans for a regenerative agricultural system with a positive environmental impact.

Cellular proteins

Deliver insight into the applicability, sustainability and feasibility of using microbial biomass as functional, protein-rich food ingredients.

Sweet Tooth

Nature or Nurture? The influence of dietary sweetness exposure on preference for sweet foods and beverages and the impact on food intake, body weight and associated health
outcomes.
 

Valorization of plant-based side and waste streams

Developing an integrated approach for valorization of plant-based side and
waste streams to high value food applications.

Re-Ge-NL

Accelerating the transition to a regenerative, profitable and socially supported agricultural sector.

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