Membership Options

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There are three involvement levels with the PPIC (three membership options):


1. Affiliate: this will entail a yearly membership fee of $3,000 for companies that have annual revenue of less than $2 million. As an affiliate member of PPIC, benefits will include contribution to research ideas, access to non-proprietary research findings, access to annual meetings with two waived registrations, opportunities to host booths for their respective company at annual meetings, visibility and network opportunities, and interaction with scientists from various disciplines. 
In collaboration with PPIC supporters, PPIC is offering start-up companies a 50% reduction in the cost of membership fees for up to three years. Sponsorships will be awarded on a first-come, first served basis upon verification of eligibility. If you are interested, fill out this application.

2. Associate: this will entail a yearly membership fee of $6,000 for companies that have annual revenue between $2 million and $5 million annual revenue from plant/alternative protein ingredients and products businesses, and for organizations wishing to join the center. As an Associate member of PPIC, benefits will include a welcome package worth $4,000 that covers some or all of the cost of a project custom designed to meet the company’s research needs, a 20% discount on any subsequent projects to continue reaching research goals, high priority project timelines, contribution to research ideas, access to non-proprietary research findings, involvement in research projects, access to annual meetings with two waived registrations, short courses with one waived registration, opportunities to host booths for their respective company at annual meetings, visibility and network opportunities, and interaction with scientists from various disciplines. 
 
3. Partner*: this will entail a yearly contribution of $20,000 for companies that have $5-100 million annual revenue from plant/alternative protein ingredients and products businesses; and $40,000 for companies with more than $100 million in annual revenue from plant/alternative protein businesses. As a Partner of PPIC, benefits will include having an R&D scientist on the technical committee, contribution to and development of the center Research Priorities, receiving quarterly updates on PPIC funded projects, involvement in decision making to fund research proposals, a welcome package worth $8,000 that covers some or all of the cost of a project custom designed to meet the company’s research needs, a 20% discount on any subsequent projects to continue reaching research goals, high priority project timelines, contribution to research ideas, access to non-proprietary research findings, involvement in research projects, access to annual meetings with three waived registrations, short courses with two waived registrations, opportunities to host booths for their respective company at annual meetings, visibility and network opportunities, and interaction with scientists from various disciplines.
 

* A company that makes more than $5 million annual revenue from plant/alternative proteiningredients and products businesses may join at an associate level for a one-year trial period, non-renewable, for $10,000 one-time membership fee. If they wish to remain a member of the PPIC they must join at the partner level the following year and will have to sign a new agreement.