Burcon CEO to Deliver Keynote at Plant Protein Innovation Center Workshop

Vancouver, British Columbia, October 24, 2023 — Burcon NutraScience Corporation (“Burcon” or the “Company”) (TSX: BU), a global technology leader in the development of plant-based proteins for foods and beverages, is pleased to announce that its CEO, Kip Underwood, has been invited to participate as a keynote speaker and panelist at this year’s Process Scale Up Workshop hosted by Plant Protein Innovation Center (“PPIC”) at the University of Minnesota on November 6th – 7th, 2023.

As a key figure in the plant protein industry, Mr. Underwood is honored to share his insights and expertise at this pivotal event.  The keynote address by Mr. Underwood is scheduled for November 6th, during which he will provide valuable perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of scaling up next generation protein technologies, and how collaboration between companies is often the key to success.

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Underwood from Burcon NutraScience Corporation join us as a keynote speaker and panelist at the Process Scale Up Workshop,” expressed Dr. Pam Ismael, PPIC Director.  “With his wealth of knowledge and experience in the plant protein field, we anticipate that his contributions will help us better understand the unique dynamics of commercializing alternative proteins within the backdrop of a vibrant food ecosystem.”

This two-day workshop, held at the Coffman Memorial Union – Great Hall on the University of Minnesota Minneapolis campus, will focus on the challenges and opportunities of process scale up for alternative protein ingredients and products.  The workshop audience would be both smaller start-ups and established corporations in the alternative protein category.

The Plant Protein Innovation Center (PPIC) at the University of Minnesota is the first research organization in the US dedicated to bringing together interdisciplinary researchers and industry partners to deliver new, nutritious, and functional plant protein ingredients and products.  Its founding members include Archer Daniels Midland Company, Cargill, Conagra, Danone, General Mills, Ingredion, Saputo, among others.

For further information regarding PPIC’s Process Scale Up Workshop, please visit their website here.


About Burcon NutraScience Corporation

Burcon is a global technology leader in the development of plant-based proteins for foods and beverages.  Our proteins exhibit superior functionality, taste and nutrition, making them ideal ingredients for food formulators.  With over two decades of experience, Burcon has amassed an extensive patent portfolio covering its specialty plant-based proteins derived from pea, canola, soy, hemp and sunflower seeds, among other plant sources.  Burcon is striving to become a vertically integrated provider of specialty plant-based protein solutions that delivers on health, nutrition and sustainability.  Supporting the growing trend towards a plant-based diet, Burcon is developing premium protein ingredients that we believe are better for you and better for the planet.  For more information, visit


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