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Ter Beke Invests Half a Million Euros in Davai Dumplings

Davai Dumplings of Belgium announces it has entered into a strategic partnership with food group Ter Beke. The deal involves an investment of more than 500,000 euros for the young brand’s frozen vegan dumplings. Davai reports to vegconomist that Ter Beke is looking to diversify its portfolio and move into plant-based and the news represents the group’s first ever startup investment. Success for the young founders The Ghent-based startup was …

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Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit Showcases Next-Generation Solutions in Cultivated and Plant-Based Food

The fifth annual Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit is set to present 50 game-changing innovators who are pioneering breakthrough technologies, among them many cultivated and plant-based companies presenting next-generation solutions. Building strong, resilient supply chains has never been more crucial, with global shocks highlighting import link gaps, rapid economic growth, and significant structural transformation throughout the area. The fifth annual Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit is set to provide a platform to …

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PB World Expo London to Stage Plant-Based Taste Awards & Plant-Based Startup Competition

This year’s Plant Based World Expo Europe which returns to London Olympia on 30th November-1st December, is to host two exciting award ceremonies: The Plant-Based Taste Awards, created by FoodBev Media, and the Plant-Based Start-Up Competition, in collaboration with Vevolution. The Plant-Based Taste Awards The Plant-Based Taste Awards is the only plant-based award ceremony in the world to focus solely on the taste of a product, and is set to …

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Meet Omeat: A Cultivated Beef Startup Making Meat “A Force for Good”

From UPSIDE Foods’ record-setting $400M Series C funding, to SCiFi Food’s breakthrough in scaling beef, 2022 is proving to be a banner year in cultivated meat research and innovation. Now, Omeat, a new cultivated meat startup in Los Angeles, is promising to bring its own brand of high-powered tissue engineering and biomedical expertise to develop a scalable approach to cultured meat.  “Meat done right” Founded by world-renowned tissue engineer and …

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Meet ProVeg Incubator: The World’s Leading Alt-Protein Accelerator is Open for Applications

In 2018, the ProVeg Incubator was launched as the first global programme for plant-based, fermentation-derived, and cell-based food startups. ProVeg Incubator aims to fill food-tech’s most pressing white spaces by recruiting top-tier innovators for its world-leading accelerator programme. Pioneering founders who are developing plant-based, fermented, and cultured alternatives to animal-based products and ingredients can apply now to join the ninth cohort of startups at the ProVeg Incubator.. Since its launch, …

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Mexico’s First Cultured Meat Startup ‘Micro Meat’ Selected for Newchip Accelerator

Micro Meat, a startup funded by Y Combinator in the summer of 2021 and the first startup of its kind from Mexico, announces it has been accepted into Newchip’s renowned global accelerator program. Micro Meat is a “platform that helps businesses grow and thrive by providing them with the resources they need to produce cultivated meat,” co-founded by Anne-Sophie Mertgen, a tissue engineer, and Vincent Pribble, an ex-NASA and Blue …

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Boston’s High Time Foods: Creating “Cuisine Agnostic” Minced Plant-Based Chicken

As the vast majority of plant-based meats are sold as refrigerated or frozen products, shelf-stable alternative proteins represent a much smaller, yet potentially very lucrative, market segment. Now, High Time Foods is seizing the opportunity by bringing dried plant-based chicken mince to chefs and restaurants across Boston, reports BizJournals.  Created to offer a convenient food service solution, High Times’ chicken comes as a dry mix that combines with water and …

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ADM Co-Founds ScaleUp Bio to Accelerate Precision Fermentation Startups

Agri-food giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has joined forces with Asia Sustainable Foods Platform to create a new firm called ScaleUp Bio. In collaboration with A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology, ScaleUp Bio will open a Singapore-based pilot laboratory for precision fermentation startups. The facility will provide contract development and manufacturing services, featuring co-working spaces and test kitchens alongside fermentation and extrusion equipment. It is set to begin operating …

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Good Food Accelerator Program to Invest $10M in Animal-Free Asian Startups

Leading venture accelerator Brinc and Asian culinary platform DayDayCook have announced they will be investing $10 million in sustainable, animal-free foodtech companies through the Good Food Accelerator Program. The program, operated by Brinc, will help to fund 45 startups over the next three years. Additionally, Brinc has invested $500,000 in DayDayCook, bolstering the alliance between the two companies. Applications for the accelerator program are now open. Successful startups will receive …

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New Tool Will Help Singaporean Alt-Protein Startups Secure Government Funding

In collaboration with the joint initiative FoodInnovate, GFI APAC has launched a database that will make it easier for Singaporean alt-protein startups to find funding. Singapore has become a hub of innovation for alt-proteins, with a huge range of government funding opportunities available. However, this can make it difficult and overwhelming for startups to determine which options are best suited to them. The new database brings together all relevant government …

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Green Generation Fund Raises €100M to Provide Seed Capital to Alt-Protein Startups

Entrepreneurs Manon Littek and Janna Ensthaler have launched the €100 million Green Generation Fund, after raising funding from investors including Corecam Capital Partners and Westwing founder Delia Lachance. Targeting alt-proteins, the fund has already invested in eight startups, including cell-based breast milk company Biomilq and animal-free dairy producer Change Foods. Another is Neggst, a startup producing what it claims is the first vegan egg with a shell. In total, the …

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Second Cohort of Mylkcubator Launches to “Future Proof the Dairy Industry”

The second cohort of Mylkcubator, an incubator for cell-based dairy products, has now launched. The incubator is seeking to enroll five startups or projects in the fields of molecular farming, fermentation-based, cell-based, and applied technologies. Mylkcubator is operated by Pascual Innoventures — the corporate venture unit of Spanish dairy manufacturer Pascual — in collaboration with global foodtech accelerator Eatable Adventures. The program is open to startups worldwide. Mylkcubator 2.0 is …

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Israel’s Largest Food Manufacturer Tnuva to Found Dedicated Alt Protein R&D Center

The Tnuva Group, Israel’s largest food conglomerate, has announced it will establish a new research and development center dedicated to alt protein. The major food manufacturer said that as growing numbers of Israelis are turning away from animal-based protein sources, Tnuva aims to improve access to alt protein for the public.  The new R&D center will be based in Rehovot and will focus on alt protein development based on plant-based …

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Lever China Announces Six New Alternative Protein Investments 

Lever China has unveiled six new alt protein investments it has completed in recent months, expanding the Shanghai-based firm’s portfolio to a total of 12 startups in the alt protein sphere. Investing in early-stage startups across plant-based meat and dairy, precision and biomass fermentation, as well as cultivated meat, Lever China is emulating the approach of the Chinese government, which is pursuing alt protein as a critical strategy.  Lever China …

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Narayan Foods Opens Scaling Platform for Plant-Based Protein Innovations

One of the largest European organic food producers, Narayan Foods, is addressing the growing gap in demand for plant-based proteins and sustainable, healthy food choices by providing a scaling platform to bring new food tech solutions to the market faster. The scaling platform is a one-stop shop enabling both industrialization and commercialization for startups and scale-ups with innovative solutions for meat, fish, dairy and other animal protein alternatives. Mario Brumat, …

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