Meet the Data4Food2030 Consortium


To meet the ambitious objectives of the project, Data4Food2030 partners were carefully selected on the basis of their expertise, epistemological interest and represent some of the most important institutions and companies in Europe.

The Data4Food2030 consortium represents diverse backgrounds, from numerous countries, and a wide range of sectors, giving the project a unique and well-rounded perspective. Let us introduce them!


Universities and Research Organizations

Wageningen Stichting Research (WR): A European leader in application-oriented and field-based research, working closely with industry, government and nonprofits to “explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life”

Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement (INRAE): INRAE was founded on January 1, 2020 merging the National Institutes for Agricultural Research and for Research in Science and Technology for the Environment and Agriculture. INRAE uses an interdisciplinary, open approach to conduct cutting edge research that responds to pressing societal challenges.


Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (EV ILVO): EV ILVO is an independent research institute that studies and promotes the sustainability of agriculture, fisheries and agri-food sector. EV ILVO’s multidisciplinary research integrates tacit knowledge with technological innovation in Sectors spanning from organic agriculture, food production to bioeconomy and public,non-profit sector.

Institute for Applied Systems Technology Bremen GmbH (ATB): ATB is an application oriented research institute that offers technology services and products to companies and institutes on a national, EU and international scale. ATB is also a member of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA).

Wageningen University (WU): One of the top-ranked universities in the world in the fields of agricultural and environmental sciences, conducting world class fundamental and applied research, and spreading that knowledge for applications around the world.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB): VUB has been embodying the principles of Enlightenment: critical thinking, free enquiry and humanism for the past 50 years to provide answers to the challenges of tomorrow. VUB sees diversity as an asset, uses a people first approach to social challenges and integrates sustainability into all facets of their education, operation and research.

Baltic Studies Centre (BSC): BSC is a private non-profit research organisation focused on the field of social science with 8 main areas of expertise: sociology, sustainable agriculture, food supply chains, innovation networks, peri-urban agriculture, community development, public policy analysis, science and technology studies.

Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW): SGGW is the oldest agricultural and natural science university in Poland, renowned for their world class research in agriculture and food economy. SGGW conducts joint research with over 275 universities from more than 50 countries worldwide, and strengthens innovation and progress by transferring academic research to the economy.

Toulouse School of Economics (TSE):TSE ranks in the top 10 economic departments in the world and is renowned for their scientific contributions to: industrial economics, finance, energy and climate economics, econometrics. TSE promotes excellence in interdisciplinary research in order to provide solutions to key economic and social issues and connect research to policy on the national, EU and international levels.

Wirelessinfo (WRLS): A virtual research cluster that brings together SMEs, research and industry with the aim of implementing existing and new GIS solutions based on web services to improve decision making in public and private sectors and strengthen the rural economy. WRLS focuses on the direct participation of end users in the field of  research and development.

IFIP Institut du porc (IFIP):IFIP has been a professional R&D organisation, bringing together technology, industry and government for the past 60 years, striving to continually modernise, increase the competitiveness and long term sustainability of the pork industry.

University of Maribor (UM): UM is the second largest and second oldest university in Slovenia with a long history of excellence. UM aims to create a centre for sustainable development for the wider region, and to connect research with the economy both through knowledge and technology transfer as well as networking between students and the labour market.

Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE):  LUKE is a research organisation that builds sustainable future and well-being from renewable natural resources and operates with the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland. LUKE responds to local and global challenges by producing knowledge based solution models and services and creating added-value for sustainable and competitive business activities.

Nonprofit Organizations

Foodscale Hub (FSH): An impact venture studio that targets Agri-FoodTech founders – across the entire agrifood value chain, during every stage of their growth and is committed to economic, environmental and social sustainability. 

Lisbon Council (LC): LC for Economic Competitiveness and Social renewal is a think tank and policy network dedicated to cutting edge research. LC engages political leaders with the latest research and with the public in order to facilitate constructive exchange regarding current economic and social challenges.

The European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST): EFFoST is a non-profit organization bringing together more than 130 societies, institutes and universities across Europe to advance the production of sustainable and healthy food. EFFoST enables knowledge sharing and collaboration between food professionals, technologies, policymakers and businesses to promote the uptake of new technologies and developments.

European Food Information Resource Network (EUROFIR AISBL): EuroFIR is a non-profit, member-based, international association established in 2009 to advocate for food information in Europe. EuroFir aims to offer independent brokerage of validated food composition data and supporting information for research and commercial purposes across Europe and beyond.

Innovation Technology Cluster (ITC): ITC is a non-profit business support organisation aiming to foster cross-sectoral innovation and implementation of novel technologies and ITC in rural-based sectors by bringing together stakeholders and establishing a European-wide innovation-based ecosystem,while offering digital transformation services to organisations farms and other food chain supply actors.

UHLAVA OPS: UHLAVA is an independent non-profit engaged in educational and consulting activities in the areas of environment, agriculture, tourism, rural development, society 4.0 and the digitization of the economy .UHLAVA provides higher education, professional accredited qualifications courses and lifelong learning for the general public.

Companies and SMEs

INTRASOFT (INTRA): INTRA is a leading European IT Solutions and Services company offering innovative added-value solutions to national and international public and private organizations. Their service portfolio of technologies includes: blockchain, cloudification, analytics, application integration, customer experience, software development, cyber security and SAP solutions.

EuroPool System (EPS): EPS is the leading logistics service provider for reusable standard packaging in the EU fresh supply chain, aiming to blend efficiency with sustainability to the benefit of producers, transporters, processors, retailers and consumers. EPS is constantly pursuing innovation as well as the standardization and integration of pooling systems across the logistic processes.

Anysolution (ANYSOL): AnySolution is an innovative SME specialized in developing strategic methodologies and projects spanning the fields of R&D&I, tourism, smart cities, smart destinations and emergencies and while contributing innovative solutions that enable knowledge transfer and standardization of regulations, policy and standards.

1001 LAKES (LAKES): LAKES helps organizations manage and share data securely and efficiently and is striving to reduce the barriers between public and private data sources while promoting the mitigation of regulatory, commercial and social risks of data sharing.

AgDataHub (ADH): ADH is a company striving to develop digital agriculture in France and Europe by providing a reference platform for the safe effective circulation of agricultural data and sovereign technologies that integrate cloud and blockchain, while complying with the Data Governance Act and the future Data Act.

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