The privately owned company TOP BV is founded in 2005 by Bert Tournois, Frank Giezen, Herman Feil and Wouter de Heij as practical development and innovation spin-off from Wageningen UR. TOP BV is part of the successful TDI incubator (founded in 1999) that has initiated more than 35 start-ups and successful joint ventures (e.g. Ojah, Phytonext, Pascal Processing, Thatchtec and Phycom). TOP B.V. works for the food industry and its suppliers like equipment manufacturers worldwide. Boosting your company’s profits, practical innovation and improving the quality of your (new) products are their priorities. To achieve this ultimate goal they apply the latest scientific and technical know-how. Their team is specialized in full NPD, engineering and the use of novel mild preservation technologies like HPP (pascalisation), PEF (PurePulse), AMAP, RF (Radio Frequent) and PATS. Other topics are bio cascading, novel extraction methods, all-natural reformulations and structuring of (plant) proteins. They have filed and thus own multiple patents and continue to re-invest in R&D projects.