Wageningen University & Research pays special attention to the valorisation of knowledge: the process of giving scientific knowledge meaning and value. Transfer of knowledge will, in many cases, be achieved in collaboration with industrial partners who also take care of the commercialisation of products. In other cases, new enterprises have been founded on the basis of Wageningen University & Research’s knowledge or expertise.
As part of our valorisation mission, Wageningen University & Research intends to help start-up companies succeed and transfer Wageningen University & Research’s technologies from the lab to marketplace for public use and benefit. An overview of start-ups in which Wageningen University & Research is shareholder is listed below.
Starting your own business
Just starting your own business is usually not enough. After all, if your company is to be truly successful you will have to adopt the role of a true entrepreneur. Wageningen University & Research can support this endeavour in various ways. If you are going to start a business in the Agrifood sector, we recommend that you first contact StartLife, the entrepreneur information desk in the area of agriculture, food and living environment.