Topsector Horticulture & Starting Materials
A topsector is a sector in which Dutch business and research centers excel worldwide. The Netherlands has nine, including Topsector Horticulture & Starting Materials.
Topsector Horticulture & Starting Materials comprises all vegetable chains in the horticultural complex and, for the starting materials, the total vegetable horticulture and agri-complex. The topsector therefore consists of the starting materials, production (greenhouses and open ground) sectors and the processing, supply, trade and distribution companies. It is a broad sector with subsectors ranging from vegetables, fruit and trees to flowers and bulbs. The starting material sector is about starting material such as seed, seedlings and seeds.
Within each Topsector, the parties have bundled themselves into Topconsortia for Knowledge and Innovation (TKI). The TKIs have drawn up research agendas and objectives for the coming years. Every topsector has its own possibilities that companies can use. You can think of financing your R&D projects (research & development), hire researchers for your innovation project or find collaboration partners.
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