Funded by Interreg North-West Europe, the “Valuable Insects” (ValuSect) project aims to strengthen the transnational cooperation and exploitation of research on insects as resources for the development of food and animal feed products.  Improving insect production as well as consumers’ attitudes are at the heart of the project which aspires to make insects a crucial part of tomorrow’s more sustainable diet of North-West Europe.   The project is leading research on the sustainability impacts such as the emission of greenhouse gasses, the impact of the substrate, on food safety and the shelf-life of food products.  SMEs from across North-West Europe are able to apply for support through innovation vouchers to develop their R&D&I capabilities in the development and commercialisation of insect based food and animal feed products.