With around 150 member companies from the food industry and related fields, the German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL) operates as a research institute working in the areas of product development, process development and analysis. Forming a bridge between science and practice, DIL supports its partners in the innovation process.








Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research (FBR) is a R&D organisation for innovation in healthy and sustainable food and biobased products. Food & Biobased Research is working globally with industry, governmental authorities and other knowledge institutes and building on the science of Wageningen University. FBR has more than 15 years of experience in novel processing, including microbiology, product quality, process impact, technology development, implementation and consumer acceptance. This resulted in scientific publications, cooperation in many (international) projects and industrial cooperation for specific applications. FBR has lab scale and pilot scale equipment of high pressure processing, pulsed electric field processing, cold plasma and advanced heating technologies.









IRTA is a research institute devoted to R+D+I in a variety of agri-food areas, such as vegetal production, animal production, food industries, environment and global change, and agri-food economy. The transfer of scientific advances contribute to the modernization, competitiveness and sustainable development of agriculture, food and aquaculture sectors, the supply of healthy and quality foods for consumers and, consequently, improving the welfare of the population. IRTA is adscribed to the Departament d’Agricultura, Ramaderia, Pesca i Alimentació (DARP, Department of Agriculture) of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia).









Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas. In short, we forge the future.









Funny fruit and vegetables: We’ve all got great names and our own quirky personalities. Life is never dull with us Freche Freunde around! Parents can rest assured that the Freche Freunde snacks are all made from organic fruit and veg and are entirely additive-free. Why? Because additives just aren’t our thing – naturally!

Freche Freunde founders Natacha and Alexander Neumann had the best possible motive for creating an innovative snack range that’s tasty and fun for kids. What was it? Read more here about the founders and the inspiration behind the Freche Freunde.






AT ELEA, WE HAVE DEVELOPED A NEW GROUND-BREAKING APPROACH TO PROCESSING WE CALL FOOD-PHYSICS™ The aim of Food-Physics™ is simple, to create value by maximizing the effectiveness of natural raw materials. Getting more by doing less. Our first success has been to take Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) Technology from the laboratory to the factory. With PEF we can generate and accurately measure significant increases in yield, freshness and flavour preservation across a wide range of food types.






Hoogesteger is a leading manufacturer of premium freshly squeezed fruit juices in the Netherlands. Our extensive experience and expertise in the fresh fruit market ensures that we always use the highest quality seasonal fruit in the cresation of our products. All our products satisfy the highest quality standards and are produced in state of the art production facilities.


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As a major German dairy company, DMK Deutsches Milchkontor GmbH employs 7,158 people at 28 sites in 10 different German regions. The company, which arose from the merger of Humana and Nordmilch, makes top quality products from 6.7 billion kilos of milk, delivered each year by around 9,400 active dairy farmers.

DMK’s customers include German and international retail companies, food manufacturers and bulk consumers. The company offers them a wide range of products from basic milk products, cheese and dairy ingredients for food manufacturing to baby food, ice cream and health products. With brands such as MILRAM, Ravensberger, Osterland, Oldenburger, Humana, Intact, Leben’s, Biolabor, hansal and NORMI, DMK is an established name for retailers and consumers in Germany and around 100 other countries throughout the world. The company generates a turnover of 5.3 billion euros, making it one of Europe’s leading dairy companies.


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Foodcase: The food innovation and development company for the in-flight catering industry. Foodcase has developed innovative methods to create ready-to-eat meals and snacks for the airline industry with an extended shelf life at room temperature. This has been achieved by a smart combination of  food preservation technology, packaging knowledge and  culinary excellence. Depending on the product, they can be kept at ambient temperatures (5-25°C) between 2 and 6 months.








More than 40 years ago the planetary roller extruder system started to conquer the world market and since the Eighties, ENTEX have developed and perfected this process. After the transition of the planetary roller extruder from SHE – Schalker-Eisenhütte to ENTEX, ENTEX have re-defined the history of the planetary roller extruder and as a result are not only the technological leaders but also the oldest producer of planetary roller extruders in the market.