In 2016 AERES had approximately 1.100 employees, 10.000 students (not counting the thousands of short-term trainees). The turn-over is close to € 100 million. AERES works in 14 towns/villages in the middle of the Netherlands and offers education and/or services and two flex locations for services. AERES has more than 10 instructors who are, among others, responsible for our research and innovation projects. One of the lectors is skilled in sustainable energy and green commodities. AERES focusses on seven fields of expertise. For each of these areas we offer a variety of activities from education and research programmes to development projects with NGO’s, innovation projects with companies, commercial courses and services such as consultancy. For this project, interesting fields of expertise are: • Agri business and Entrepreneurship • Animal and Animal Health (both cattle, horse and pets) Key activities • Providing education and training in the “green” sector: agricultural production chains, agribusiness and land management; On TVET level we train farmers for the future with renewable projects embedded. On Bachelor and master level all programs have focused on farming for the future. Agri business, research and education work in close cooperation together on that. • Training lecturers for “green” education and training; • Designing and implementing applied research and innovation; • Service provision and develop and implement projects in its fields of expertise; International outlook AERES looks beyond national boundaries by actively promoting its institutes to non-Dutch students, and implementing abroad activities in the core fields of expertise. We encourage our staff, pupils, students and course members to think and act internationally.