We’re in this together
Amplify your impact on the global good food ecosystem by joining GFIdeas. Learn from an international business network as you launch a startup and meet potential colleagues. Propel scientific innovation, explore the frontier of food technology, and find collaborators and investors who will inspire fresh insights into the technical challenges facing the alternative protein field today.
Transforming meat, egg, and dairy production is critical to building a better, brighter future. That transformation is built by people like you: people who innovate, explore, and push the boundaries in order to achieve a sustainable, secure, and just food system. But you don’t have to do it alone—that’s where GFIdeas comes in.
Access to GFIdeas is free thanks to our generous donors. Please visit gfi.org/donate to support this thriving community.
Monthly seminar series
Each month, we host two online seminars with leading experts from around the world:
- The Business of Alt Protein seminar series is geared toward a commercially-focused audience on topics related to starting and scaling a good food business.
- The Science of Alt Protein seminar series addresses a technical audience and focuses on cutting-edge research developments that enable alternative protein innovation.
In addition to our seminars, networking events, and community Slack, we also have a monthly newsletter that shares timely opportunities and developments in the good food world.
GFIdeas hosts regular events—including seminars, roundtables, workshops, and networking sessions—for alternative protein scientists, entrepreneurs, and other innovators in our community. Check out our community events and other GFI webinars and conferences to stay in the loop.
GFI senior investor engagement specialist Sharyn Murray and GFI senior scientist Dr. Claire Bomkamp will speak at a three-day virtual conference centered around alternative protein consumer trends and manufacturing.
Fi Global Connect will feature live sessions and exhibition booths from ingredient suppliers around the world.
Are you interested in working in alternative protein? Join SciTech associate director Dr. Erin Rees Clayton to learn more about what it takes to pursue an academic or industry career…
The world’s most in-depth, cross-sector gathering focused on the power and potential of alternative proteins to fundamentally change food and agriculture. The Good Food Conference will be held online from…
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This guide will help you steer through the exciting world of alternative proteins.
Explore startup ideas, commercial opportunities, research projects, and investment priorities throughout the alternative protein supply chain.
Use this directory to find scientific collaborators in the alternative protein field.
Explore the landscape of plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation companies including consumer brands, manufacturers, and ingredients companies.
Discover accelerators and incubators around the world that can provide early-stage resources for alternative protein entrepreneurs.
Explore commercial whitespaces, research gaps, technological needs, and investment priorities at each stage of the alternative protein value chain.
Learn about cutting-edge alternative protein research funded by GFI. Find funding opportunities for your own research.
Join our global good food community
GFIdeas is a community for entrepreneurs and scientists who are creating alternatives to conventional animal products. You’re a good fit for GFIdeas if you are:
- Working for an alternative protein company.
- Running (or planning to establish) an alternative protein startup.
- Investing (or planning to invest) in alternative protein startups.
- Conducting scientific research into alternative protein development or enabling technologies.
- Training for a career in the alternative protein space.
We review all submissions manually, so once you make your submission (below), you will hear back from us within seven working days. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to welcome you into our community soon!
Apply to GFIdeas
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