FPI - Food-Processing Initiative e. V.

Founded: 2000
Members: 103

Focus areas:

food processing industry, food processing technology, food ingredients, IT solutions, food sciences


process and technology innovation, innovation and quality management, food safety, resource efficiency, technology transfer, communication, dissemination of research

International projects:

FOOD FUTURE (German-Dutch technology transfer), FOOD2Market (transnational innovation project Belgium, Netherlands, Germany), FoodSpot (innovation platform), AgriFoodResults (FP7 dissemination of research results), EU-China Business matchmaking, business delegations (Bulgaria, China, France, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Sweden, Spain, etc.)

The network

In November 2000 the FPI membership association was founded and has since then developed into an acknowledged platform in the food processing sector. FPI represents a competent and trusted intermediate between economy, science and politics. FPI´s networks comprise industry (food and drink producers, food technology, ingredients, cleaning technologies, IT solutions, etc.), science (universities and knowledge institutes in the region), organisations (branch associations, chambers of commerce, etc.) as well as local and regional public bodies.


„Access to knowledge, partners, solutions and markets and thus strengthening the competitiveness of small and medium sized food companies” – this summarises best the FPI mission. Its main objectives are the facilitation of innovations and new technologies in the food sector, the creation of strategic alliances and co-operations and the establishment of international networks. FPI fosters communication, provides information, makes contacts across the food chains and stakeholders, initiates and supports all forms of co-operation and innovation projects, both national and international.

Get in contact


Food-Processing Initiative e. V., Ritterstrasse 19, 33602 Bielefeld, Germany

Contact person: Norbert Reichl






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