FoodMatch 2016

Meet your int. business match @Food Valley Expo 2016

Join this event to find new business partners and form interesting collaborations!

Food Valley NL brings enterprises, R&D organisations and others active in the Dutch agro-food sector together to stimulate the innovative power of the Dutch agro-food sector. Enterprise Europe Network Nederland offers you the 6th edition of FoodMatch on 13 October 2016 during the Food Valley Expo in Arnhem (Papendal).

Meet the National Contact Points AgroFood from Netherlands Enterprise Agency:
Like last year we will work together with the Dutch National Contact Points (NCPs) to inform you about EU funding (Horizon 2020/Eurostars/SME Instrument). Are you a Dutch SME and would you like to discuss your project proposal with our NCPs? Please indicate this during registration for FoodMatch 2016. We will contact you after registration for more information.

Horizon 2020 plaatje

Who should attend and why?

We invite companies*, universities and R&D organisations active in the food sector to participate and thus find commercial, technological or research partners from Europe and beyond.

  • find new international business partners (commercial, technological, R&D e.g. for Horizon 2020, Eurostars)
  • present, discuss and develop new project ideas at international level
  • initiate cross-border contacts

Main topics

  • Technologies and innovations for the food industry
  • Personalised food
  • Precision agriculture
  • Alternative proteins

Important dates:

Deadlines Tasks
11/10/16 Deadline extended to register and submit a cooperation profile
The better your profile the more meeting requests you will receive

Deadline to request face-to-face meetings

  • Send meetings requests to selected participants of your choice
  • Meeting requests must be confirmed by both sides in order to be scheduled
12/10/16 You will receive your pre-liminary meeting schedule by e-mail
13/10/16 Bilateral meetings - Hotel and congress centre Papendal (Arnhem)
You receive your updated schedule at the reception desk

The earlier you submit your cooperation profile the more it will be recognized!


A few figures on the 5th edition of FoodMatch organised in 2015:

  • 45 participants from 15 countries: Argentina, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Spain, UK and USA.
  • 60 cooperation profiles
  • 83 meetings held from which 54 transnational
  • Three b2b sessions of 20 minutes each
  • Positive feedback on general organisation, location and website.


Please Note: The Enterprise Europe Network is dedicated to help small business to make the most of the international market place. Only organisations offering or seeking marketed products, technologies and research results are entitled to participate in the matchmaking event.


closed since 11 Oct 2016
Registration 25 Jul – 11 Oct
Meeting Selection 1 Aug – 11 Oct
Event 13 Oct
Language English
Costs Free of charge, but conference fee applies
Venue Papendallaan 3
Arnhem, Netherlands
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 55
Meetings 71
Denmark 1
France 1
Germany 1
Greece 1
Hungary 1
Ireland 1
Japan 2
Netherlands 37
Russian Federation 3
Spain 7
Turkey 1
Total 56
Profile Views
Before Event1251
After Event 1098