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Growing a black pepper for a Michelin-starred restaurant, or designing new packaging for fresh juices – are you full of ideas when it comes to food? Our Dutch-taught Bachelor’s programme Food Innovation is for you! Here, you’ll learn how to develop innovative food concepts, especially for the fresh food sector, from first idea to design, production and sales. A varied study programme for everyone who is passionate about food.

Bachelor's programme Food Innovation

A passion for food?

The Venlo region is full of agricultural entrepreneurs looking for innovative ideas for their fresh products, as it is important to stand out in the fresh food market. A great challenge for you, as a Food Innovator! With a Food Innovation degree, you will become a trend watcher, researcher, marketeer, taste specialist, designer and business administrator, all in one. You will learn all about the world of fruit and vegetables, dairy, eggs, meat and fish. And you’ll learn to translate consumer needs into innovative concepts in a creative way, for instance products with a unique taste or super healthy, including matching packaging and communication.

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Be prepared

Admission requirements

The admission requirement for this 4-year Bachelor programme is a secondary school diploma. Practical (work-) experience is beneficial but not obligatory.

Language requirements

- NT2-certificate Dutch
- Proof that you have followed education in Dutch until 3 HAVO / 3 VWO

How to apply

For questions about admission and how to apply, contact the Student Advisor of the programme Food Innovation Mrs. Ryanne Wijnhoven. Phone:  +31 88 - 890 3078 or e-mail:

Ready for the future!

Career prospects

Your future job may vary from:

  • concept developer,
  • or adviser at an advertising or innovation agency,
  • to category manager at a supermarket organization,
  • to new business development manager at a seed breeder,
  • product developer at food manufacturer,
  • or marketeer at a food service or catering company.

A growing number of HAS graduates also choose to work as an independent entrepreneur.

For all your questions


Daniƫlle Graat

Daniƫlle Graat

Student Adviser +31 88 890 38 59
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