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Protein Competence Center (PCC)

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The Protein Competence Center (PCC) is an initiative in the Netherlands to bundle the research and knowledge of companies and research institutes in the field of proteins in food and feed.

Scope of the Protein Competence Center (PCC)

The Protein Competence Center is a balanced network of aspiring food and feed companies together with strong partners in the research sector, universities and other knowledge partners.

Based in the Netherlands it is internationally orientated to innovate the world's protein supply, with all its aspects of economy, sustainability, health, and environment.

Although at present focused on protein in feed and food, the Protein Competence Center certainly also consider the use of protein in non-food applications and links to biobased economy.

A flexible network

All partners are required to sign their Consortium Agreement. Each project is arranged in a dedicated agreement that lays down all aspects of, e.g., finances, time line, responsibilities, and intellectual property.

So partners only take financial responsibilities for those projects in which they participate. Revenues (and intellectual property rights) are acquired according to this arrangement, and dispensed according to input ratio.

The latter can be otherwise adapted to the wishes of the partners in a project if they agree on a different division.

The Center was founded on May 1, 2014

Participating Companies:

  • Agrifirm
  • AVEBE
  • Darling Ingredients
  • DSM
  • Duynie-COSUN
  • FrieslandCampina
  • VanDrie Group


Participating Knowledge Partners:

  • Wageningen University and Research centre
  • NIZO Food Research
  • University of Groningen
  • TNO (healthy living)
  • University Medical Center Groningen
  • Hanze University of Applied Sciences
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News for this Company

Activity Matrix Protein Competence Center
May 16, 2014

AVEBE partner in Dutch Protein Competence Center

AVEBE is a partner in the newly founded Protein Competence Center, an initiative of Wageningen UR to join forces of Dutch food companies and knowledge institutes in respect of their research and knowledge of proteins.