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A breeding ground for new high tech market gardening

Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is well on the way to put the themes of food, nutrition and logistics on the world stage. Situated in the middle of the second largest single horticultural production area in Europe, Venlo is a breeding ground for new, high-tech market gardening. Entrepreneurs and researchers in the foodsector want to be where it’s all happening. And that is here! With the extensive know-how available in the region, the agrarian, and innovative mind-set, and the presence of companies and institutes that can take new ideas further, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo is contributing to solving global problems in the field of food safety, food security, and healthy, tasty food.

The campus focuses on three programme lines:

  • propagating and growing
  • food processing and health
  • bio-based use of raw materials

Within these three programme lines, we are engaged in a vast array of subjects, such as variety development (focussing on taste and health), purchasing and eating behaviour, upgrading agricultural land, new processing techniques, in-company logistics, active ingredients in food, greenhouse structures and vertical farming, sustainability, earning models and marketing and services, transport flows and agrarian raw materials for non-food applications.

The campus brings together regional companies and institutes for education, applied research and valorisation, such as Fontys Venlo, HAS University of Applied Sciences and Maastricht University (Venlo University College).