Official opening of Avebe Innovation Centre

After a construction period of more than a year, the new Avebe Innovation Centre at the Zernike Campus in Groningen was officially opened today by René Paas, King’s Commissioner for the province of Groningen.

from left to right: Bert Jansen, René Paas en Edward van der Meer

Avebe employees have now started working at the centre on innovations in the field of potato starch and potato protein. The first startup has already moved into the building and the next companies are already eager to become part of this innovation hotspot in Agrifood.

Built by construction consortium BAM/Trebbe on behalf of project developer Triade, the building is a complete innovation centre including a laboratory, a test facility, offices and a customer innovation centre. Avebe has moved all its existing lab facilities to the new building at the Zernike Campus in Groningen. The Groningen knowledge institutes Groningen University, University Medical Centre Groningen and Hanze University of Applied sciences Groningen create a strong link when it comes to cooperation in education and research.

Read more on the website of Avebe