Food Heroes – Interreg North-West Europe Project

Improving resource efficiency through designing innovative solutions to reduce food waste

The FAO estimates that each year one-third of all food produced for human consumption in the world is wasted. In recent years several projects looked into this topic with focus on the last parts of the chain: retail and consumers. This project will focus on the first parts of the chain for fish, meat and fruits and vegetables.


By collaboration agriculture and agrifood sector, creative sector and universities/knowledge institutes will design and test innovative solutions. Best practice examples will be selected and disseminated.

  • Spessart regional e.V. and  Fulda University of Applied Sciences will achieve a better appreciation of chicken and goats.
  • Innovative, suitable solutions with producers, manual food processing, catering, retail industry and so on will  be developed and tested in the food sensory laboratory.


Cooperation partners:

  • Provincie Noord-Brabant, Netherland
  • Dutch Design Foundation, Netherland
  • Innovatiesteunpunt, Belgium
  • Flanders District of Creativity vzw, Belgium
  • Association des Chambres d’Agriculture de l’Arc Atlantique, France
  • Technopole Quimper-Cornouaille, France
  • SPESSART regional e.V., Germany
  • Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Ireland
  • Clean Technology Centre, Irland
  • University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
  • Laval Mayenne Technopole, France
  • In Ovo B.V. (Subpartner of PP1 - GBER Art. 25), Netherland


Project Team Hochschule Fulda

Project information

Project coordinator:
Zuidelijke Land- en Tuinbouw organisatie, Netherland 

European Regional Development Fund

9/2016 – 11/2020