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The Illinois Alt Protein Project

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
901 West Illinois St
Champaign, Illinois 61820
United States

Founded 2021 / Status: Active


Welcome to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Alt Protein Project, proudly affiliated with the Good Food Institute. We are at the forefront of inspiring the next generation of scientists and entrepreneurs dedicated to advancing healthy, sustainable, and just food systems through alternative protein research and innovation.

Over the past six months, our dynamic community has thrived through engaging events featuring insightful guest speakers from industry leaders like Mission Barns and WildType. We’ve hosted creative gatherings like a Halloween-themed baking social and provided hands-on experiences with a pilot plant tour at IBRL. From game nights to barbecues like Impossible Grillin’ and Beyond Chillin’, we foster camaraderie and knowledge sharing.

Join us in shaping the future of alternative proteins with the UIUC Alt Protein Project. Follow our journey on Instagram and be part of the movement towards a sustainable and delicious future.