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Avebe and RUG in talks on new Innovation Centre

20 April 2016

Avebe and Groningen University are jointly looking into the possibility of housing the Avebe Innovation Centre at the Zernike Campus in the city of Groningen. This Innovation Centre accommodates all of Avebe's marketing and R&D facilities and is currently located in Veendam and Foxhol.

Avebe is planning to reinforce its innovative strength with a single Innovation Centre. This location will make it possible to combine internal knowledge in an inspiring setting and to develop knowledge with knowledge institutes. The focus will also be placed on partnership and contact with customers.

Avebe and Groningen University are currently holding talks with the aim of making firm agreements.

About Avebe

Avebe is a cooperative of 2,500 growers of starch potato in the Netherlands and Germany. Each year, the starch potatoes of those members are processed into high-grade ingredients based on potato starch and potato protein; they add value to food products but also to industrial applications worldwide. Avebe works continuously on developing new opportunities and applications based on starch potatoes and is focused on sustainable continuity.

The company has 1,300 employees and production sites in the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden and sales offices in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Head Office is in Veendam.

For more information about Avebe, please visit

Note for the editor:

Contact Janet Katerberg, Manager Communication Avebe

T. +31 (0)598 66 20 26


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