Partner companies constitute the foundations of Feed Design Lab. In return for an annual contribution from its partners, Feed Design Lab initiates promising projects, organises networking meetings on topics of interest and runs the research and education centre.
Partners decide for themselves what to focus on and how to use the facilities offered by Feed Design Lab, either working with others on a joint project or conducting their own confidential tests with protected IP. Feed Design Lab advises its partner companies on trial design, training course development, test execution and follow-up of test results.
All partners receive a 25% discount on rental of facilities or participation in training courses.
The chain partners together make up the Advisory Board. The Advisory Board sets the programme of activities, advises the executive board on the direction and development of Feed Design Lab and is a key advisor for the organisation’s management. The Advisory Board also elects the executive board of the Feed Design Lab foundation. Chain partners invest €10,000 annually. Chain partners, like community partners, are part of the Feed Design Lab network, are invited to exclusive partner events (see under “partner activities”) and can participate in specific Feed Design Lab projects. There is close contact between the organisation and its partner companies, as the partners’ views on future developments and necessary innovations are vital in deciding the activities we organise.