Visualization Food Campus Berlin
Visualization Food Campus Berlin

Food Campus Berlin for the future of nutrition and planetary health

The climate crisis, population growth and biodiversity loss are among the greatest challenges of our time. The healthy nutrition of people and the preservation of ecosystems are key tasks in order to give future generations the chance of a future worth living.

What many people do not know is that our current food system has a high, negative impact on the ecological planetary boundaries. Globally, food is held responsible for 30 percent of greenhouse gases and 70 percent of biodiversity loss. The unbalanced nutrient cycles of nitrogen and phosphorus are almost entirely due to our agricultural system. With the definition of the so-called Planetary Health Diet by the Eat Lancet Commission, a first, relevant start has been made. The main recommendations are the reduction of animal products in our diets, the halving of food waste and the greening of agriculture. 

Working together for a sustainable food future

And this is exactly where the Food Campus Berlin comes in as a solution location for a sustainable food industry and as a transformation accelerator for the agricultural and nutritional turnaround. In addition to production areas, laboratories, R&D departments and test kitchens, office space and community areas as well as a canteen with the latest innovation and nutritional standards are planned for the approximately 1,000 people who will work together on the Food Campus Berlin for the future of food in the future on around 40,000 sqm of floor space.

The unique selling point of the Food Campus Berlin is its holistic approach to rethinking and shaping the future of food together. This is ensured by the infrastructure of the campus ecosystem, which is made up of start-ups, established companies that want to make an active contribution to the development and production of sustainable food systems, research, science and technology. The inclusion of upstream and downstream stages of the value chain creates a unique farm-to-lab-to-table community.

At this future-oriented location and center for interdisciplinary exchange, all stakeholders work hand in hand on innovative solution concepts for the people of today and the world of tomorrow.

Pioneering innovations at the Food Campus Berlin

"The food market demands innovative products that are good for people and good for the planet. The real estate market demands sustainable buildings and innovative concepts for the future. It pays off that we have outstanding expertise in both sectors. Start-up ideas are scaled up and made accessible to the public. Established companies will find ideal conditions and the right spirit for their own lighthouse concepts, spin-offs and incubator programs," explains Jörg Reuter, Managing Director Nature & Nutrition, Head of Food Campus Berlin.

LEED Platinum certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is being sought for the building in accordance with the standards of the US Green Building Council (USGBC). This will be accompanied by installations for renewable energy generation, including the use of geothermal energy with over 150 geothermal probes.

Completion is planned for 2026. Project developer and builder: Artprojekt

While the construction process will still take around two years until completion, the Food Campus Digital has already been launched to promote interdisciplinary exchange within the community. This also includes industry events such as summits, web talks and networking events.

For further information about the growth industries, economic development, business and technology support for companies, investors and scientific institutions in the Airport Region Berlin Brandenburg please contact:

Sandra Koletzki ​​​​​​ | sandra.koletzki(at)

(Source: Food Campus Berlin | “Food Campus Berlin for the future of nutrition and planetary health”)