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Protein Industries Canada

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Tuesday, 13 November, 2018
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionGender
Tiffany
Stephenson
Cluster Manager
Female
Languages spoken: 
English
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Agricultural Inputs and Services
Food Processing and Manufacturing
Technology fields: 
Food Processing
Protein Engineering
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Plant Breeding, Precision Agriculture, Protein Functionality,
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
100
Number of SME members: 
50
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Protein Industries Canada (PIC) is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization created to position Canada as a global source of high-quality plant protein and plant-based co-products. We are one of Canada’s five innovation Superclusters.

PIC will work with private sector industry partners to create co-investment projects that have the potential to transform the agriculture and food production sector, allowing Canada to secure our position as a global leader in the production of plant-based products and co-products.

The goal of the Supercluster is to challenge Canadian businesses to collaborate with other businesses, and post-secondary and research institutions to create projects that have the potential to transform the food processing sector in Canada, creating jobs and stimulating local economies.

PIC will work with companies to gain pathways to customers, markets and partnerships that they could not access on their own, thereby providing them with the opportunity to leverage their expertise and innovations with that of large and multinational enterprises, public sector organizations and academia.

Canada has an advantage in the fact that we produce unique, high-protein crops, specifically canola and pulses and we can quickly adapt and scale new high protein crops. Our sustained advantage comes when we have continued access to the global market with products that come from these crops.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Support of knowledge transfer
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Support for IPR
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation outside Europe: 
Canada
European Cooperation
The main countries addressed by the cluster organisation in Europe: 
France
Germany
United Kingdom
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Canada has an advantage in the fact that we produce unique, high-protein crops, specifically canola and pulses and we can quickly adapt and scale new high protein crops. Our sustained advantage comes when we have continued access to the global market with products that come from these crops.

Protein Industries Canada will co-invest in collaborative consortia that leverage strengths, address gaps and incent innovation across the value chain.