The Food Pilot is an application and analysis centre founded by Flanders’ FOOD and ILVO, and helps companies, labs and governments with challenges in agri-food, such as improving food products or production processes. Through co-creation, solutions are realised on the basis of pilot tests in the pilot plant, analyses and advice. The food processing industry can use the Food Pilot facilities to develop and test new products and processes. Processing can be simulated using our semi-industrial scale production lines; product quality can be analysed in the laboratory. The Food Pilot offers an integrated package of services ranging from the first innovative idea to a successful end-product. The client can choose support for one, several or all steps in an innovation process, accompanied as desired by a project-specific package of testing, analysis and advice.