Stichting Wageningen Research
Stichting Wageningen Research (Wageningen Research Foundation, WR) consists of a number specialised institutes for applied research in the domain of healthy food and living environment. WR collaborates with Wageningen University under the external brand name Wageningen University & Research. The two research institutes of WR involved in MIND STEP are Wageningen Economic Research and Wageningen Environmental Research. WR has a strong track record of multidisciplinary projects and is involved in hundreds of EU-funded projects (FP7 and Horizon 2020) and many other large national and international research projects. One of the strengths of Wageningen University & Research (including WR) is that its structure facilitates and encourages close cooperation between the approximately 3000 experts from Wageningen University and various renowned research institutes. These institutes cover a wide range of expertise including food technology, plant, animal and economic sciences.
Wageningen Economic Research is an internationally leading socio-economic research institute
that offers governments and companies (socio)economic insights and integral advice for sound policies and better
decision-making in an innovative way.
The strength of Wageningen Economic Research lies in developing new insights based on market intelligence (fact and evidence-based information) and its integrated approach to issues. Wageningen Economic Research has a nationally and internationally proven track record and extensive experience in setting up and carrying out policy analyses, including social cost/benefit analyses, impact evaluations, and future studies, as well as market and chain research, consumer research and the development of monitoring system for industry. It relies on high-quality market and chain knowledge, a wide and international knowledge network, and unique data and models from the micro to the macro level.