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7:45 am Morning Coffee

8:50 am Chair’s Opening Address

Illuminating Potential Partnerships & Equipping You With a Stable Supply Chain

9:00 am Securing a Reliable Supply Chain

  • Carl Jones Plant Sciences Director, Mars Advanced Research Institute at Mars

Synopsis

  • Post-pandemic, do you still have a reliable supply chain?
  • Ensuring an undisrupted and quality supply of raw materials with carbon footprints consideration
  • Benchmarking what needs to happen to reduce COGS? Building on your supplier relationship and diversity to increase flexibility and negotiation power
  • What exactly constitutes a reliable supply chain?

9:30 am Fireside Chat: How to Partner with a CPG & National Retail Chain?

Synopsis

  • Strategic alliance and partners for your distribution network
  • Case study: how and when to start the partnership and market access conversation?
  • Navigating the rise of e-commerce – is this the future of market penetration?

10:15 am Morning Coffee & Networking Break

Technical Track: Supercharging Your Scale-Up & Tech Transfer

11:00 am Investigating the Trade Off Between Titer & Yield

Synopsis

  • Benchmarking what good looks like in a trade off between titer and yield?
  • Clarifying what your goal is: is it quality or quantity?
  • Discussion around what can affect titre/yield
  • Balancing protein quality while maximizing titre concentration
  • Overview of current metrics to measure yield and titre

11:30 am Identifying & Leveraging Meaningful CQAs from High Throughput Micro-Bioprocessing Platforms

Synopsis

  • How do CQA parameters change during scale-up?
  • What CQA parameters are of greatest importance?
  • Elucidating process control strategy to ensure efficient scale-up

12:00 pm Impact of Physiochemical Properties & Stability for Alternative Fermentation Protein Production

Synopsis

  • Challenges caused by physical properties of the protein during research, scale-up and manufacturing
  • Ensuring the functional integrity during manufacturing
  • Overviewing types of stabilization protocols and how to implement them

Commercial Track: Accelerating Your Product Development Cycle from Lab to Commercial Production

11:00 am Bridging the Gaps between Development & Commercial Team for Launch Readiness

Synopsis

  • Preparation for scale-up: selecting the right CDMOs for tech transfer and capacity – but what to look out for?
  • Internal and external stakeholder engagement with clear roadmaps and timeline
  • Case study from a successful commercial launch – tips and practical takeaways to ensure a smooth regulatory filing with launch strategy in place

11:30 am Can Alternative Proteins Save Our Broken Food Chains?

Synopsis

  • Animal agriculture and its environmental footprint
  • What we know about precision fermentation's footprint 
  • From trash to cash: the untapped circular-production potential 
  • Not only our planet: how companies too can benefit financially from alt-proteins' sustainable production

12:00 pm Challenges & Pitfalls of Scaling-Up a Fermentation Process

Synopsis

  • Overviewing common pitfalls during scale-up
  • Considerations that tend to be overlooked during scale-up
  • Benchmarking what good looks like; setting realistic requirements in terms of time and cost to facilitate a tech transfer

12:30 pm Networking Lunch

1:30 pm IP Challenges in Alternative Proteins

  • Eran Noah Director of Intellectual Property, Remilk

Synopsis

  • Genetically-Modified-Organisms (GMOs) – new “composition-of-matter”
  • Product composition vs. product formulation – eggs as proof-of-concept
  • Innovative product vs. traditional product – organoleptic & rheologic, characterization & comparison

2:15 pm Case Study: Can Alternative Protein Deliver New Standards of Nutritional Value?

  • Bryan Tracy Chief Executive Officer, SuperBrewed Food

Synopsis

  • The pros and cons of drop-ins and replacements – “there’s reason to be whey and opportunity to beat whey?”
  • What new nutritional aspects can alternatives deliver? Can we envision ingredients with better and less bad?
  • Provided more alternatives and nutrition profiles, should we revisit nutrition labelling standards?

1:30 pm Panel Discussion: Investors’ Perspective: Are You the Billion Dollar Business?

Synopsis

  • What are the VCs looking for? How to have the right due diligence in place?
  • Distinguishing what makes your start-up stand out in the room: strengthening your business plan through in-depth market research and USP of product
  • Does pre-competitive collaboration exist in the alternative proteins market?

2:15 pm Farming Cows for the Steaks, or the (Eccentric) Milk: Biomass vs ‘Precision’ Fermentation

  • Moran Farhi Vice President of Research, The Better Meat Co.

Synopsis

  • Background and conceptual differences between fermentation for biomass production and specific compound in fungi
  • Challenges and opportunities for R&D and innovation
  • Overview of the differences in scaling up fermentation process for biomass production and specific compounds

2:30 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking

The Future of Fermentation-Enabled Alternative Proteins

3:15 pm The Future Growth of Alternative Protein in the Consumer Market

  • Audrey Gyr Startup Innovation Specialist, The Good Food Institute

Synopsis

  • Who will be the winner? Growth opportunities in meat, dairy, egg, and fish
  • Comparison to the investment into fermentation-enabled alternative proteins vs cell and plant-based meat products
  • Gaining subsidy to support the industry – how and when to ask?

3:45 pm Roundtable: United We Are Strong! But Do We Have Weaknesses?

Synopsis

  • Establishing gaps in the market, where are we falling short?
  • Which functionalities need to be addressed in the next 5 years to ensure the industries success?
  • What must be done to gain consumer satisfaction?

4:15 pm Closing Remarks & End of Summit