This living lab has been made possible by the cooperation of several national and international partners through pioneering European projects:

EFRO Project - Construction of a research building

inkom VEG-i-TECThis project realizes a research facility for industrial applied research and developments concerning (1) the processing of vegetables and potatoes, and (2) concerning energy and water management in the agro food industry.

EFRO GTI WVl Project - Living Lab Food-Water

proeftuinThis project aims to set-up a testing facility (Living Lab) for (West)Flemish (but also more internationally) food companies, to reduce the existing gap between research and eventual market penetration.

Interreg FWVl Project

pilootinfrastructuurThe Interreg FWVl VEG-i-TEC project, part of the GoToS3 portfolio, wants to create a living lab for applied research, training and demonstrations in order to innovate and optimize production processes for, and with, the vegetable and potato processing industry.

Interreg North West Europe - Water Test Network

The Water flag.jpgTest Network (WTN) project will establish a transnational network of testing facilities which can be used by SMEs in North-West Europe (NWE) to test, demonstrate and develop new products for the water sector. In this way, new innovations will be developed and it will accelerate the time to market.



  • SUCR’EAU: Water reuse and valorisation of by-products of the second blanchingstep in the potato processing industry
  • WaMIP: Economic/Technical feasibility study for the use of MIP based sensors in vegetable and potato processing companies
  • Smart WaterUse: The project aims to enable companies to tackle their water and drought-related risks and, as a water-aware company, to be smarter about water management 
  • EffSep: The project is aiming at gaining insights into various crucial processes involved in macronutrients (protein, polysaccharide and lipid) recycled from food by-products.
  • Is Contaminant Iron (Fe) Nutritionally Important?

  • BlueCC: Commercial exploitation of marine collagen and chitin from marine sources

  • Valorization of Brussels sprout stalks

  • ECO3: Ecotoxicologically sound removal of crop protection agents from water from the vegetable and potato processing industry
  • FAIRCHAIN: An innovative packaging machine for small and medium-sized actors