The Synergia programme is a crossover programme of the Dutch sectors Agri & Food, Horticulture & Starting Materials and HighTech Systems and Materials, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). This seven-year research programme will be executed by a unique and broad consortium consisting of Wageningen University & Research, University of Twente, Eindhoven University of Technology, Delft University of Technology, Radboud University, TiFN and a broad range of private sector partners. The programme will receive €7m funding from NWO and the private sector.