WUR is a part of a brand new worldwide platform, Plant2Food, to speed up the event of plant-based meals. WUR is working along with three Danish universities and the Meals & Bio Cluster Denmark to handle advanced points surrounding the growing plant-based protein sources – with out making use of for patents on the outcomes. The Danish Novo Nordisk Basis helps the platform over the subsequent 5 years financially with EUR 27 million.
A larger proportion of our meals manufacturing ought to flip to plant-based proteins if we wish to have the ability to proceed feeding the rising world inhabitants with the quantity of arable land we’ve for that goal. Analysis on using sure crops as meat substitutes may help speed up the protein transition. By providing shoppers a larger seection of tasty, nutritious and sustainable plant-based merchandise which might be additionally reasonably priced.
Connecting analysis and trade
Cooperation in analysis and with trade is essential right here. That’s the reason the Plant2Food partnership was established, consisting of Wageningen College & Analysis, College of Copenhagen, Technical College of Denmark, Aarhus College and Meals & Bio Cluster Denmark. Many giant and small Danish firms and organisations round meals are united on this latter cluster.
Open collaboration on protein transition
The platform is based on open collaboration, which signifies that the information obtained within the platform is straight away obtainable to everybody and corporations and researchers can even use it. On this approach, the protein transition might be accelerated and collaborations between totally different sectors in plant and meals sciences are stimulated.
The Novo Nordisk Basis, a serious non-public funder of scientific analysis in Denmark, helps Plant2Food financially with round EUR 27 million over the subsequent 5 years. The profitable cooperation with this basis stems from earlier go to to Wageningen Campus organised by College Fund Wageningen, the Hub for Philanthropy.
Plant2Food is an Open Innovation in Science platform based mostly on patent-free and open analysis wherein universities and corporations collaborate on advanced challenges. All companions waive their declare to mental property rights on the information used within the platform.
The collaborations give attention to early-stage analysis on plant-based meals growth. Because of this the analysis carried out is on the decrease finish of the size for know-how readiness degree (TRL), which expresses how ‘mature’ a selected know-how is.