Our region boasts the highest concentration of advanced greenhouse cultivation in the world, making it the epicenter of 75% of Dutch horticulture R&D. Situated between Europe’s foremost logistics hub – the Port of Rotterdam, the world-renowned Wageningen University and research specializing in agriculture, and the celebrated high-tech sector centered around TU Delft our horticulture community is strategically positioned for success.
Our horticulture community in numbers:
worth of exported horticulture products from our region
Highest concentration of high-tech greenhouse horticulture in the world
professionals working in the horticulture sector
Highest R&D investments in the world
spent on R&D annually in our region
Second largest agricultural exporter in the world
total greenhouse area in our region
Real estate options specialised for R&D, production, logistics and service providers
Advanced logistics and circularity
Food & health
A diverse horticulture community
Our ecosystem spans the entire supply chain, from breeding and greenhouse construction to cultivation and (fresh) logistics. As a result, innovative ideas can be tested, developed and iterated directly to for example cultivation and breeding. These quick learning effects lead to accelerated innovation. The greenhouse horticulture sector is prospering thanks to innovation and collaboration. Displayed here is a selection of horticulture businesses in our region.
Tap into our excellent R&D infrastructure
Innovation thrives within our horticulture community thanks to its continuous growth. Pioneering companies and knowledge institutions have developed an excellent R&D infrastructure, facilitating testing and demonstration of new transformative concepts.