Detmar Leitow

Cluster Manager

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Nikos Lukas

Project Manager

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Our Partners in the Cluster

Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy

The research conducted by the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy focuses on the quality and safety of food. Process chains of fresh products or products that have been processed just to a small degree take centre stage – these products are mainly fruits and vegetables as well as insects as an alternative bioresource.

Christine Berger

The company Christine Berger has been producing sea buckthorn and wild fruit products for more than 20 years; for its products the company has been using fruits it cultivates itself. These fruits grow on the fields of Brandenburg safe from environmental hazards and chemical fertilizers. The company Christine Berger GmbH grafts only domestic fruits and markets the products as “Werder Havelland Delicacies” also beyond the borders of the state of Brandenburg.

German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke

The mission of the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke (DIfE) is to conduct experimental and applied research in the field of nutrition and health. The aim is to understand the molecular causes of diet-related diseases, and to develop new strategies for prevention and treatment measures as well as nutritional recommendations.

Dithmarscher Geflügel GmbH & Co. KG

Seddiner See is one of the business locations of the company Dithmarscher Geflügel GmbH & Co. KG, which is being regarded an expert for geese that are being raised in accordance with the category “free range total freedom”. In the course of the past three years, a new volume of investments ensured that today the company ranks among the most state-of-the-art companies of its kind in Germany.


A great variety of high-quality products that taste good: this trio of characteristics has turned the company Dreistern (literally “three stars”) into a well-established expert in the production of high-quality convenience and instant meals. Among its strengths ranks the wide variety of traditional and innovative foods from the region.


The brand Eberswalder is committed to its almost 35-year-old tradition. Every year the company produces over 300 million sausages, bratwursts and bockwursts. Cold cuts and meat delicacies complement the company’s product portfolio. This makes the company the most important producer of sausages and meat products in the state of Brandenburg.

Trade Association Berlin-Brandenburg (HBB)

The Trade Association Berlin-Brandenburg (HBB) is a strong retail sector association, which is being respected in the political field, and as such it possesses a high level of assertiveness and the latest know-how. The approximately 2,000 retail companies that are members of the HBB represent more than 85% of the market share in the retail trade of both federal states.

Confiserie Felicitas GmbH

Seit 1992 wird im idyllischen Hornow belgisch-brandenburgische Schokoladentradition gelebt ... Unsere Chocolatiers verführen Sie mit feinsten, frischen Pralinen, individuell gestalteten Schokoladenpräsenten und einer Vielfalt an Figuren und Tafeln. Unsere Spezialität ist die Fertigung von exklusiven Schokoladen und individuell beschrifteten Schokoladenartikeln in liebevoller Handarbeit. Zu jedem Anlass und für jeden Geschmack gestalten wir kleine Kunstwerke aus bester belgischer Rohschokolade.

Institute of Agricultural and Urban Ecological Projects affiliated with Berlin Humboldt University | IASP

The Institute of Agricultural and Urban Ecological Projects affiliated with Berlin Humboldt University (IASP) serves as a bridge connecting university research and entrepreneurial applications. The department “Food Technology” focuses on turning agricultural and horticultural primary products into high-quality foods that are safe to consume.

Institute for Food and Environmental Research | ILU

The Institute for Food and Environmental Research (ILU) is a non-profit research institution with more than 20 years of expertise in the field of food processing, environmental research and biotechnology.


LandLogistik combines freight capacities: independently from the carrier, in a smart way and in real time. This creates quick and cost-efficient transport chains that, in addition, save resources.

Marktgenuss Brandenburg

Marktgenuss, in its capacity as a genuine cooperation network, puts the main focus of its activities on the coordination of cooperation and on the integration of key issues, as well as on the treatment and further development of these issues. In order to do so, it is important to pinpoint and analyse the relevant topics for the respective undertaking, but it is also of the utmost importance to support the individual members of the network and thereby enable them to contribute with their know-how and expertise.

NutriAct | Kompetenzcluster Ernährungsforschung Berlin-Potsdam

NutriAct means: Nutritional Intervention for Healthy Aging. NutriAct is an “expertise cluster” for nutrition research supported by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. The main project goal consists of improving the nutrition and health of persons between the ages of 50 and 70. Representatives from the scientific and business communities are working closely together towards this goal.


Single-variety juices – pure enjoyment and, more importantly, the highest quality take centre stage at the Berlin-based company saftoo. saftoo acquires its juices from quality-controlled fruit-pressers from all around Germany. The manager of saftoo, Toralf Schneider, wants to create an environment in which it is once again worthwhile to restart the cultivation of traditional cultivars such as the “Calville Etoilée” or the “Reine de Reinettes”.


The production in Neuruppin, which is located south of Ruppin Switzerland, started in 2003. Thanks to the high level of quality and to the sustainable product management, SIMON became a full range provider of canned meat dishes and aspic delicacies.

Technical University of Applied Sciences in Wildau

The Technical University of Applied Sciences in Wildau with its 4,400 students is the largest university of applied sciences in Brandenburg. It is a respected research partner in engineering and natural sciences throughout Germany and it ranks among the top research-oriented higher education institutions and also among the higher education institutions that attract the highest volume of external research funding in Germany.


The regional brand “VON HIER” (“FROM HERE”) is being used for the joint marketing of bioproducts and of conventional products from Brandenburg and Berlin under a common brand. The project is a joint initiative by producers, the food retail industry and the civil society; it highlights and markets regional products from Brandenburg and Berlin by giving them a joint brand.

Wirtschaftsvereinigung der Ernährungsindustrie in Berlin und Brandenburg | WVEB

The Wirtschaftsvereinigung der Ernährungsindustrie in Berlin und Brandenburg (“Trade Association of the Food Industry in Berlin and Brandenburg”) is a voluntary and solidarity-based union of businesses from one of the largest sectors in the capital region. It creates a network, which connects numerous industrial sectors ranging from breweries to sweets manufacturers.