GFIdeas is a community for entrepreneurs, scientists, students, and subject matter experts who are driving alternative protein innovation.
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.
Explore cutting-edge research and business strategies.
Ask questions, find collaborators, and share resources on our GFIdeas Slack channel.
Meet scientists, entrepreneurs, and subject matter experts who are driving alt protein innovation.
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.
The State of the Industry: Plant-based meat, seafood, eggs, and dairy
Join GFI for an event series covering the current global landscape of alternative proteins. This webinar will provide a global analysis of the promising plant-based meat, eggs, and dairy industry.
The State of the Industry: Fermentation: Meat, seafood, eggs, and dairy
Join GFI for a webinar series covering the current global landscape of alternative proteins. This webinar will provide a global analysis of the developing fermentation for alternative proteins industry.
The State of the Industry: Cultivated meat and seafood
Join GFI for a webinar series covering the current global landscape of alternative proteins. This webinar will provide a global analysis of the nascent cultivated meat industry.
The Science of Alt Protein: The environmental impact of cultivated meat production
Join GFI Lead Scientist Elliot Swartz, Ph.D., for a review of key insights from a recently published life cycle assessment (LCA) modeling a future large-scale cultivated meat production facility.
The GFIdeas community directory offers entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, students, and experts a way to connect through monthly seminars, a Slack group, and access to contact information.
Student resource guide
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.
Collaborative Researcher Directory
Use this directory to find scientific collaborators in the alternative protein field.
Company and Fundraising Database
Explore the landscape of plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation companies including consumer brands, manufacturers, and ingredients companies.
Map of accelerators and incubators
Discover accelerators and incubators around the world that can provide early-stage resources for alternative protein entrepreneurs.
Advancing solutions for alternative proteins
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!
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