APAC Agri-Food Innovation Summit Announces TWO Start-Up Innovation Challenges, with CPF and Cargill.
Technologies to improve meatlike taste, texture, or nutrition of plant-based products; or digital solutions to connect and enhance sustainability in APAC's food production chain.
The Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit (November 16-18) has partnered with global food companies CPF and Cargill, creating a start-up Innovation Challenge with each partner to uncover fresh talent and technologies to benefit the APAC agri-food value chain.
Start-ups are invited to apply until September 22: www.agrifoodinnovation.com/innovation-challenges-2021
THE CPF INNOVATION CHALLENGE: Enhancing texture, juiciness, and aroma to create healthy plant-based meat alternatives
Consumer requirements today have become more complex. They don’t just want to consume “Plant-Based” foods, they also require products that resemble meat in all aspects such as texture, taste, and nutritional value. CPF is looking for companies with technologies that can give meat alternatives elevated moisture and flavor so that consumers can say: “I can’t believe this is not meat!
Can your technology or ingredient complement extrusion processes to create juicy, nutritious pork and chicken alternatives? Could it deliver a cleaner label for a conscious consumer? CPF wants to hear from you.
THE CARGILL INNOVATION CHALLENGE: Digital solutions to connect and enhance the sustainable food production chain in APAC
As part of its purpose to nourish the world in a safe, responsible, and sustainable way, Cargill invites start-ups to present digital solutions that support sustainable food production and processing throughout the value chain.
Solutions could range from on-farm digitalization for farmers of all sizes to online marketplaces, supply-chain connectivity, innovative by-products, or manufacturing process that minimize wastage and support processes to cut carbon and contribute to the circular economy. These innovative digital technologies should support environmental, social, and economic sustainability in food production and/or processing.
An interactive webinar on September 1 will dive deeper into each Challenge, as business innovation leaders from both Cargill and CPF discuss the reasons for their challenge focus, what they are looking for (and can offer) in a start-up partnership, and what’s happening in the exciting agri-food innovation ecosystem across Asia-Pacific.
The webinar is open to all. Sign up to watch at; www.agrifoodinnovation.com/innovation-challenges-2021