Innovation Centre Wageningen
FrieslandCampina is building a new Research & Development Centre on the campus of Wageningen UR (University & Research Centre). The Centre will be a completely new building with research facilities, laboratories, pilot plant and offices.
Innovation and route2020
Cees ’t Hart, CEO of Royal FrieslandCampina: “Innovation plays an important role in our route2020 strategy. Creating innovations in consumer products, ingredients and processes is vital to help meet consumers' needs and to add more value to the milk of our members. With the new Innovation Centre, we are developing a building to inspire our people that also offers state-of-the-art facilities. It will be located in the heart of Food Valley, the international food knowledge centre.”
Experience Centre, pilot plant and laboratories
The new building will house approximately 400 FrieslandCampina employees, giving them access to laboratories and areas for taste tests, a pilot plant, various other facilities and of office space. The FrieslandCampina Innovation Centre will also accommodate a so-called Experience Centre, including an innovative kitchen and pilot bakery. Visitors and employees of FrieslandCampina from all over the world will come to this Centre to taste, smell and feel products in an inspirational environment.
Sustainability plays an important role in the development of the new building. For example, there will be a heat exchanger and the possibility of generating solar energy using solar panels will be investigated.
Research Centre in figures:
- Employees: 400
- Office space: 7,100 m²
- Laboratories: 4,600 m²
- Pilot plant: 2,500 m²
- Facilities: 3,800 m²