All Club of 100 members sign a two-year contract, and each year they are given the option of extending their contract for the next two years. This ensures that projects are not abandoned before completion due to businesses dropping out.
Members can use half of the membership contribution for business-to-business activities which make use of the expertise of the business unit Greenhouse Horticulture of Wageningen Plant Research, such as small-scale research projects, consultancy, simulation calculations, measurements, providing lectures, etc.
The other half of the membership contribution is placed in a communal kitty which is to be used exclusively for enabling the Dutch greenhouse horticulture cluster to maintain its knowledge advantage. The members and Wageningen University & Research jointly decide on the specific use of the kitty, but it is designated for strategic (pre-competitive) research for the medium and long term whereby the results are relatively removed from the direct interests of the individual members.
A networking meeting is held at least twice a year, at which members can discuss funding choices and follow research progress. In addition, each member will receive a large PR board displaying their name and logo in the corridor of the greenhouse facilities in Bleiswijk (the Netherlands) and their organisation will be listed on the Wageningen University & Research website with cross-links to their own website.
Are you interested?
Is your company locatied in The Netherlands? Would you like join the Netherlands' best greenhouse horticulture suppliers? Contact Jan Willem de Vries (Janwillem.firstname.lastname@example.org, +31 317 485696) or Sjaak Bakker (email@example.com , +31 317 485605).