RECENT PROGRESS YOU’VE MADE POSSIBLE
What we’ve been up to this past quarter, in all ProVeg’s different impact areas.
- Food Innovation
- Corporate & Institutional Engagement
- Policy & Advocacy
- Public Engagement & Media
We support and connect innovators, startups, companies, and investors globally in advancing plant-based and cultivated-food innovation.
ProVeg and leading innovators in the plant-based scene ignite inspiration
With the recent editions of our New Food Forum in Warsaw and Prague, we brought together some of the most impactful multipliers, thought leaders, and innovators in the plant-based scene. 86% of the plant-based retailers we interviewed at the Czechia New Food Forum said that they were very likely to increase their plant-based offerings. For Poland’s New Food Forum, 72% of respondents surveyed said that they felt very positive about a growing plant-based market after attending the event. The forums attracted 47 partners, including Tesco, Nestlé, Upfield, and Oatly.
For the fifth time, ProVeg partnered with Internorga, Europe’s biggest foodservice and hospitality trade fair, held in March in Hamburg. It was attended by more than 80,000 food industry professionals. In addition to four presentations from ProVeg, Katleen Haefele shared the results of this year’s restaurant-chain ranking in Germany.
These recent successes reflect the continuing expansion of the plant-based sector as well as the growing demand for plant-based alternatives – both positive indications of a more sustainable food system!
Incubator startups take innovation in technology to a new level
The ProVeg Incubator, one of the world’s first incubator programs focused on accelerating plant-based startups, has welcomed 12 new pioneering startups hailing from countries as far afield as Thailand and South Africa. The latest cohort will undergo our 12-week, expert-led programmes, helping them to bring their innovative products to the world – from plant-based shrimp to alternative protein from microalgae.
The latest cohort also reflects an exciting startup trend: exploring precision-fermentation platforms for creating cultivated-meat growing media. One of the startups exploring this is Sticta Biologicals from Chile, which aims to develop the use of precision fermentation to produce proteins and natural biochemicals for the food, agriculture and wellbeing sectors.
We are very excited about what our latest cohort will bring to the world of plant-based food innovation!
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