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The role of open innovation in boosting alternative protein

Open innovation is a methodology that serves to attract talent, technology and new business models to develop more innovative products than those of the competition. Open innovation across the food sector is important when it comes to product research and development.  Read our FULL blog post on the role of open innovation in powering the growth …

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Investment roundup of the week: now is the time to invest in foodtech

Now is the time to invest in foodtech, but why? As Covid continues to ravish the complete food supply chain its more imperative than ever to offer disruptive solutions to new challenges we face. Foodtech has always stood out as a powerful tool of value and strength as it provides new opportunities in the face …

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Accelerating the growth of the food industry: harnessing the power of open innovation

Open Innovation can be described as being the relationship which exists between startups and larger corporations established to accelerate innovation and business growth using more agile and efficient methodologies than when businesses work alone. This formula has been gaining increasingly more traction over the years, as it has established itself as a powerful way to …

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Building a more resilient ecosystem: farming as the new foodtech revolution

In just a few years a renowned low-tech, simple industry such as farming could open us up to new innovations in the global food supply chain. Its impossible to ignore the effects that the pandemic has had on the food industry. Bloomberg reported that “France expects some 200,000 workers will fail to show up this year. …

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Webinar: riding the plant-based wave

The context of traditional protein production is no longer sustainable. For 2050 alt protein production is going to be double of what it is today. Startups are fulfilling new consumer needs across three main areas: taste, nutrition and sustainability by offering new, innovative solutions and now larger companies want to be a part of it …

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Immunity boosters: the rise of immunity boosting startups during covid

Immunity is now top-of-mind for consumers due to covid, as they now seek out products which offer added health benefits. AI-powered food intelligence startup Tastewise reported that shoppers are now looking for ways to stay healthy and lower stress through their food choices. The Israeli-based company found that “immunity” in relation to food searches rose …

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Tips for plant-based startups & entrepreneurs amid COVID

Covid19 has undoubtedly put a strain on the plant-based and vegan food ecosystem. Anne Marie Butler, EU R&D Applications Manager at Edlong, says the number of new product lines is at a standstill as the pandemic has shifted focus onto more well-known products. She told FoodIngredientsFirst that protein remains one of the most important ingredients …

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Plant power: the rise of the protein revolution

What is the protein revolution? Plant protein has been identified as a major source of future foods that could help prevent the complete collapse of the food system amid covid. By changing the way we produce food and offering consumers more sustainable options, we could save the crisis from buckling our food supply chains completely. …

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4 signs alt protein foodtech investment is heating up amid covid

Innovative startups developing plant-based substitutes for meat and dairy products are now attracting more investment and capital than ever before. With the meat industry crumbling amid covid, alternative protein solutions seem to be filling the empty void. The current pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of the meat industry, from outbreaks in factories to public health …

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Plant-based startups: the rise of alt protein amid covid19

As distribution systems begin to buckle and meat factories become hot beds for the virus, faux meat has started to establish itself as a sustainable alternative. But this isnt anything new, over the past few years we have slowly seen a global shift towards better for your products and more nutritional diets, and as the …

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