Foodprocessing Initiative e.V.

Access to knowledge – partners – markets

Networking, clustering, and co-operation on foods:
Your pipeline for innovation, technology research, product and process optimization


Food-Processing Initiative e.V. (FPI e.V.) is a network organisation with 120 members. The network covers the business sector as well as universities, research facilities and major organisations:

  • Established in 1996
  • Association founded in 2000
  • 120 members and co-operation partners
  • Staff: 4 skilled & committed experts
  • Board of directors from science and industry


Our mission is to facilitate innovation through branding and cooperation in the whole food value chain, supporting the visibility and growth of members. As a member driven organization, FPI e.V. will support members’ operational cooperation priorities with regard to dissemination of knowledge, innovation support, co-ordination and international profiling.
We aim at:

  • strengthening competitiveness of companies on tomorrows markets
  • fostering co-operation between the partners on the market (b2b / b2s)
  • facilitate the dialogue with political decision makers
  • improving the perception of the competences and needs of our companies


Collecting information, processing it to know-how and transferring the knowledge in new solutions and strategies, this is what we love and do:

  • access to knowledge, partners and markets
  • facilitating innovation in the food sector
  • supporting knowledge sharing and cooperation
  • creating visibility for members national and international


By regular exchange of news and views, intensive collaboration and shared activities, we successfully develop the sector’s inherent potentials. Our network offers trusted contacts, stimulates dialogue and impulses for innovation and allows resource sharing.

FPI e.V. members get:

  • networking opportunities with established and innovative businesses and organisations in the food sector
  • increased visibility through events, website and fairs
  • access to international conferences, meetings and network activities – often at reduced costs

Excerpt from our references

  • European Initiative for a better use of results of agri-food research – AgriFoodResults
  • Re-design of dairy industry for sustainable milk processing – SUSMILK
  • Increase the efficiency of the agro-food supply chain and demonstrate the real benefit of Information and Communication Technologies – eFoodChain
  • Looking across national boundaries for new chances and innovation Ideas in order to achieve a commune purpose – Food2Market


Food-Processing Initiative e.V.
Ritterstr. 19
33602 Bielefeld
Fon +49 521 986 40 0
Fax +49 521 986 40 29