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Side Stream Innovation Valley

Innovation hub for food and biobased business

Side Stream Innovation Valley is more than a place. It is an ecosystem of ideas, research, and production, all aimed at a greener tomorrow. By harnessing nature’s potential, we turn side streams into valuable, sustainable products together.

The heart of Side Stream Innovation Valley is the central raw materials bank that ensures all users have access to the resources they need. Here, we adopt a give-and-take philosophy: extract the materials you need and contribute your by-products to benefit others.

The vibrant core of Side Stream Innovation Valley is its Inspiration Hub, where students, researchers, start-ups, and shared workspaces come together. It is a place where a chance meeting can spark the next big idea.

The production area is proof of our commitment to practical innovation and facilitates the manufacturing of diverse biobased applications. With its smartly designed layout, this space promotes efficient use of resources and shared facilities, and makes it easier to transition from concept to commercial production.

Side Stream Innovation Valley offers unique support to start-ups. We evaluate the feasibility and applicability of your idea, and provide assistance in business management, branding, and even financing.

Side Stream Innovation Valley is built around a shared vision of a sustainable future. It is where we unite the power of education, innovation, and industry under one roof, attracting talent with the promise of collaboration and growth. This exciting initiative is set to open its doors in 2025. In the meantime, a ‘beta’ version of Side Stream Innovation Valley is already up and running within the premises of the Rodenburg site. So whether you’re a start-up, an established company, or an educational institution, we would love for you to join Side Stream Innovation Valley. We’re on a mission to rewrite the story of waste, and we invite you to join us on this journey. The future is here. Are you with us?