Soft-Landing Agri-Food

Soft-Landing Program for Agri-Food Companies at Wageningen Campus

The renowned Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is collaborating with Food Valley Region and Oost NL in offering companies the opportunity to join one of the most reputable Agro-Food networks in the world. By offering a Soft-Landing Program, companies have the possibility to participate in a 1-month tailor-made introduction program to the unique research and innovation Agri-Food ecosystem of Food Valley.

If you are considering an Agri-Food innovation center in our Food Valley region, you may qualify.

Benefits include:

  • Flexible workplace in one of our business incubator buildings
  • A tailor-made introduction program to our Agri-Food network
  • A specially-selected account manager who will personally introduce you to our network
  • 30-days of benefits for up to 2 people from your company.

Our unique, tailor-made introduction program will grant you access to our ecosystem of:

  • Companies, institutes, research organizations
  • Network organizations
  • Research programs
  • Shared research equipment / facility /pilot plant
  • Governmental organizations
  • Network events
  • Investors
  • Expat center

Do you qualify?

If your company meets the following criteria, you may qualify for our program:

1. Type of organization

  • Your head office is located outside the Netherlands
  • You are considering opening an R&D location or presence in the Food Valley region
  • Public or private company, or research institute (of any size)
  • You are seeking interaction / collaboration with other organizations close by.

2. Type of activity

Knowledge-intensive Agri-Food, Bio-based and related activities.

Is your company a start-up? The incubation program StartLife may be just the thing for you. Check it out here:

Sound good? Here’s how to apply

Our pilot program only has room for 3 qualified organizations. To be considered, please send a 1-pager with your contact details, together with:  

  • What you think the program can do for your company
  • What goals you would like to achieve during the 30-day program
  • What fields you typically collaborate with.

We will consider your application based on the quality of your plan, the selection criteria and match with the Food Valley ecosystem.

For applications and questions please contact: Jurgen Sonneborn

The Soft-Landing Program is a collaboration together with Wageningen University & Research, Food Valley region and Oost NL.


J. Sonneborn MSc (Jurgen)
project manager International
0031 6 288 760 82