Our partners

PCC is a structural collaboration on protein research between partners in industry and knowledge institutes. It is based on complementarity of knowledge and expertise to identify themes relevant to industry and to jointly create more value from protein for a healthy and sustainable future.

These partners from the industry have joined us:


AVEBE is an innovating company producing solutions, based on potato starch and protein.

Link to website Darling Ingredients

With more than a century of experience, Darling Ingredients Inc.* provides a global growth platform for the development and production of sustainable natural ingredients from edible and inedible bio-nutrients.

Link to website DSM

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials.


Duynie Group is Europe’s largest procurement company of co-products released in the production and processing of food, beverages and bio-fuel products.

Link to website Friesland Campina

Every day Royal FrieslandCampina provides millions of consumers all over the world with dairy products. With annual revenue of 11.3 billion euro, FrieslandCampina is one of the world’s five largest dairy companies.

Link naar website Nutricia Research

Nutricia Research is part of Danone and aims to create high quality products for those with special nutritional needs, to ensure a healthy start in life for children worldwide and help people and patients of all ages live longer, healthier lives.

Link to website VanDrie Group

With more than 25 companies the Dutch-owned VanDrie Group is the largest integrated veal producer in the world and thereby the global market leader in veal and the largest producer of calf milk.                        

These knowledge institutes have joined us:


Hanze University of Applied Science (Hanze UAS), Groningen, has establishments in Groningen, Assen, Leeuwarden and Amsterdam with approximately 26000 students and 3000 staff members.

NIZO logo

Nizo is world's leading company in contract research and food innovation. Our passion is to help make better foods and to be an incubator of food innovation based on our expertise in proteins, bacteria and processing.

Link to website university of groningen

Innovative, research-driven and rooted in the number-one knowledge hub of the Northern Netherlands, the University of Groningen is an internationally oriented university with 30,000 students.

Link to website UMCG

The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) was established in 2005 as a joint activity of the University of Groningen and the Academic Hospital Groningen (AZG). At present, the UMCG is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands.

Link to website Wageningen UR

Wageningen University & Research is a collaboration between Wageningen University and Wageningen Research. It's mission is: ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’.