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Agreement Avebe Innovation Center coming to Zernike Campus ratified
10 May 2017

April 2017, Avebe, Groningen University and the project developer Triade, ratified the agreement to kick off a new innovation centre to be built at the Zernike complex in Groningen.   The Avebe Innovation Center (AIC) will be located at the Zernike Campus, location De Mudden and will be operational at the end of 2017. Avebe is a cooperative of starch-potato growers focused on the market. The Innovation Center consists of a complete centre with a laboratory, pilot factory, office, research & education facilities and a client innovation centre.

At the Zernike Campus, centre of the agrofood knowledge infrastructure in the north of the Netherlands, Avebe is able to innovate together with scientists from Groningen University and other businesses in the sector. More intensive cooperation with Avebe will lead to more research. ‘Avebe’s wish to have direct contact with students and doctoral candidates from various faculties makes it more attractive to study here”, stressed Jan de Jeu, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Groningen University in the July 2016 UG press release

UG’s Innolab for Chemistry facility will be moving to the new AIC as well. Innolab is a Groningen based incubator for start-ups in the Chemistry that provides lab facilities and business development support. Read more


For more information, please contact, Marnix Pool, Business Development, Research & Valorisation.

Last modified:13 September 2018 10.44 a.m.

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