October 20, 2023

Networking Event The Protein Community: The Power of Collaboration

Date: November 16th, 2023
Time: 13.45 – 15.45 p.m. (doors open 13.30)
Location: Foodvalley NL, Wageningen

We are excited to unveil more details for the upcoming Networking Event from The Protein Community: “The Power of Collaboration.”

Matchmaking TPC-partners
Many amazing innovative Protein products have been developed through collaboration of TPC-partners. In our ongoing pursuit of fostering greater collaboration, we will kick off our meeting with a dynamic way to connect you with potential partners who can help elevate the success of your innovations. Engage in this session, hosted by Jeroen Willemsen, and enjoy live matchmaking and possibly forging a valuable partnership on the spot!

The heart of our event lies in three interactive rounds of workshops, featuring six inspiring showcases. These initiatives reflect the power of collaboration among TPC-partners, each aligned with our three core focus areas: protein self-sufficiency, redefining the protein industry, and shortening time to market.

The showcases that are confirmed are:

  1. Co-Fresh: Ten TPC-partners participated in this project. Minke Burgers, Protein project manager at Foodvalley, and Geert Lindenhols, a faba bean farmer, present falafel made of Dutch faba beans.

  2. Paul van Zanten, Inveja:  offering insights into Inveja’s unexpected collaboration with De Nieuwe Melkboer.

  3. Jos Bijman, Wageningen University: he will present a business model for sustainable business & collaboration.

  4. Kirsten Knobel, The Protein Brewery & Frank Smalberg, Uticon: their experience in how their collaboration helped to tackle engineering challenges in building a state-of-the-art Protein Factory.

  5. Protein Transition Map NL: over 416 companies are identified in the Netherlands and are presented on this online tool made by Foodvalley. Lots of data = food for valuable collaborations.

  6. Shared facilities & vouchers: this opportunity for upscaling and collaborations is presented by Emmanuel Amon, including two best practices with companies from The Protein Community

After our meeting, we invite you to walk with us to the Foodvalley Partner Event, starting at 16:00 p.m.

This event is for TPC-partners only, please register via The Protein Community on Foodleap.

If you would like to join this event but are no partner of The Protein Community, please contact our community manager Leo Koning here.