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. 

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Monthly seminars

Explore cutting-edge research and business strategies.

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Community slack

Ask questions, find collaborators, and share resources on our GFIdeas Slack channel. 

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Networking events

Meet scientists, entrepreneurs, and subject matter experts who are driving alt protein innovation. 

Monthly seminar series

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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.

Upcoming events

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.

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How to prioritize species for alternative seafood

Interested in a quantitative approach to prioritizing seafood species archetypes for alternative seafood development? Learn how to use the ArcheType Library for Alternative Seafood (ATLAS) to compare seafood species across…

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Ask GFI: Alt. Protein Careers

Are you interested in working in alternative protein? Join SciTech university innovation specialist, Christina Aguila, to learn more about what it takes to pursue an academic or industry career in…

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Virtual Event

Characterization of cultivated mackerel muscle cells

Join Michael Saad, a Ph.D. Candidate at Tufts University, as he outlines the benefits and challenges of cellular aquaculture and delves into the details behind the characterization of primary mackerel…

Key resources 

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Community Directory

Browse and connect with members of the GFIdeas community. This resource is restricted to community members only.

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Student resource guide

This guide will help you steer through the exciting world of alternative proteins.

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Solutions Database

Explore startup ideas, commercial opportunities, research projects, and investment priorities throughout the alternative protein supply chain.

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Collaborative Researcher Directory

Use this directory to find scientific collaborators in the alternative protein field.

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Company and Fundraising Database

Explore the landscape of plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation companies including consumer brands, manufacturers, and ingredients companies.

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Map of accelerators and incubators

Discover accelerators and incubators around the world that can provide early-stage resources for alternative protein entrepreneurs.

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Advancing solutions for alternative proteins

Explore commercial whitespaces, research gaps, technological needs, and investment priorities at each stage of the alternative protein value chain.

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Research grants

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 gfideas@gfi.org. We hope to welcome you into our community soon!

Apply to GFIdeas

This form should take about 10 minutes to complete. After we review your submission, we will be in touch via email. Please keep in mind that, because we review each submission that comes through, it may take up to seven working days for us to get back to you. Thanks for your patience and we look forward to meeting you!

For information about how we will use and store the personal information you provide on this form, please visit gfi.org/privacy

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