What PPIC Offers the Community

Outreach

Annual meetings will be held to share research findings and new ideas, and also review current and establish new programs. Workshops (free to members) and short courses will be designed based on need/request.

  • Annual PPIC events include
    • Industry Focused - Research Planning meeting
    • Research Spotlight Meeting
    • Protein short courses and hands on experiences
    • Workshops on
      • Scale up challenges
      • Abundance of supply challenges
      • Innovative product development and product launches

Outcomes and Benefits

Partnerships and coming together for research will result in new knowledge and innovative technologies. Industry will have early access to graduate students, who will be future hires. Success of the Center will also lead to government, foundations, and private investors’ support. The PPIC will foster interdisciplinary collaborations and networking that will lead to new partnerships, research discoveries, scientific exchange, career opportunities, business successes, and potentially consumer education.

  • Networking opportunities during events with companies across the value chain (Ingredient suppliers, processors, and CPG companies)
  • Interaction with scientists from various disciplines  
  • Research advancement and innovation
  • Development of new and successful protein ingredients and applications
  • Post-farm processing technologies that add value along the entire value chain
  • Scaling plant protein from regenerative Agriculture
  • Development of environmentally sustainable protein crops
  • Securing supply chain
  • Training the next generation of plant protein scientists
Protein Basic Short Course
Research Spotlight
Networking