Sunbloom Proteins GmbH, founded in 2017 as a spin-off of the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging (IVV) in Freising near Munich, focuses on the production and distribution of high-quality, functional sunflower proteins, which are primarily used in the food industry. Sunbloom Proteins GmbH owns the worldwide rights to various patents, which Fraunhofer holds as technology provider.