Wageningen, June 5, 2024 – Construction of the new Plus Ultra III Wageningen officially commenced yesterday on Wageningen Campus. This new multi-tenant building for the food, feed & biobased sector will be located right next to Plus Ultra and Plus Ultra II, with the Entrepreneurship Square as the connecting factor.

The start of construction was festively celebrated on Tuesday with an official ceremony. Speeches by Johan van Gerven (Country Lead Development, Kadans Science Partner), Leon Skaliotis (General Manager, Flavourtech) and Sebastiaan Berendse (Director of Value Creation, Wageningen University and Research) marked this milestone. The groundbreaking ceremony was then musically enhanced with a specially written song about the essence of Plus Ultra III: stimulating chance encounters.

Flavourtech at the forefront

At the start of construction, Kadans Science Partner was also able to welcome the first tenant: Flavourtech. Flavourtech is a global technology manufacturer specialising in aroma recovery, extraction and evaporation solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. With headquarters in Australia and offices around the world, Plus Ultra III will be Flavourtech’s home in the Netherlands.

“Flavourtech and all of our European customers are very excited that Flavourtech will have their new offices and more importantly their pilot plant at Wageningen University. We are looking forward to future collaboration with customers, academic staff and resident international business community in developing and enhancing the food and beverage tastes and flavours of the future” says Leon Skaliotis, General Manager Flavourtech.

Environment for innovative companies

Plus Ultra III will be a future-proof building that will offer approximately 7,600 m2 of space for laboratories, pilot plants and offices. Because the construction consists almost entirely of wood (CLT), the building is at the forefront of sustainability. Plus Ultra III is also part of Kadans’ international network, which already connects 30 science clusters in Europe.

Wageningen Campus

Wageningen Campus is a meeting place where students, scientists, entrepreneurs, start-ups, NGOs, SMEs and R&D centres of (international) companies can collaborate and share knowledge to find solutions to global challenges. It is a hotspot for innovation and knowledge sharing that brings together talent and scientific expertise. Wageningen Campus is already home to more than 200 companies, including unique companies and organizations such as the OnePlanet Research Center, DSM-Firmenich, Yili, FrieslandCampina and Unilever.