Fuji Oil Global Innovation Center Europe has opened their first research center in Europe on Wageningen Campus, in the multi-tenant building Plus Ultra II.
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 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.