Kadans Science Partner is excited to welcome Fuji Oil Global Innovation Center Europe to Plus Ultra II, the newest multi-tenant building on Wageningen Campus. This will be their first research center to open in Europe
The Fuji Oil Innovation Center Europe (GICE) will support and enhance innovation within Fuji Oil Group, with a focus on plant-based foods and sustainable processing. This knowledge is combined with expertise in specialty oils and fats to innovate plant-based food solutions. The Fuji Oil Group operates worldwide and has multiple regional R&D teams. The center in Wageningen will be headed by Dr Liz Kamei, and the core team of experts will work on a range of collaborative projects. Using open innovation and external partnering to access innovative technologies complementary to their business.
Fuji Oil chose to base their first Group-wide Innovation Center outside of Asia in Wageningen because of the thriving ecosystem of food innovation and research. They see the Wageningen Campus as the perfect location for building a network of collaborators in the industry and academia to support their initiatives for innovation and growth.
Plus Ultra II offers office and lab spaces to start-ups, scale-ups and established companies and organizations that want to contribute to a vibrant community concerning agri & food and a healthy environment. On Wageningen Campus, knowledge institutions, the business sector and start-ups connect and exchange experiences. Additionally, any member of the community of Plus Ultra II can also benefit from their international network of science parks and campuses of Kadans.