foodactive e.V.

foodactive e.V. is the cluster for the food industry in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region. More than 90 companies – primarily from the food industry – are members of this network. With its ties to companies, experts, politics, administration and science, the association is the go-to contact organisation for the food industry. 

The core objectives of foodactive e.V. are:

  • Boosting the competitiveness of companies in the network
  • Creating networks among companies along the value chain
  • Building bridges between the food industry and political decision-makers
  • Launching cooperation projects
  • Facilitating connections with skilled workers, including young professionals and apprentices
  • Tapping new markets (both in Germany and abroad)
  • Marketing to improve the image of the industry both within and outside the region

Süderelbe AG founded “foodactive” in 2008 as part of the cluster-oriented business development programme and, in 2013, it became the registered association “foodactive – Das Ernährungsnetzwerk der Metropolregion Hamburg e.V.” The network has been awarded the “silver” seal of quality for its uniform criteria for evaluating quality, which are patterned off those of the European Union.


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