ILVO is the Flemish Institute for Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Research. With 730 employees, it conducts practice-oriented research on societal challenges related to food and bio-based processes. The Food Pilot ( is operated jointly with Flanders’ FOOD and is a pilot facility with more than 70 food processing machines (overview pilot) and food analysis labs. You can go there for meat (analogues), fish (analogues), dairy (analogues), and vegetable products. The Food Pilot assists companies in developing new products, improving processes, determining shelf life, taste analysis, allergens, sustainability.