Alternative Protein Solutions Database
Discover ideas for new startups, commercial ventures and products, research projects, ecosystem support, and investment opportunities for plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation-derived proteins.
|Opportunity||Production platform||Value chain segment||Technology sector||End product focus||Relevant actor||Maturity level||Solution category||Topic|
Scaffolding development for culinary and biomechanical requirements of cultivated seafood
A number of published studies have focused on scaffolds for cultivated meat (see Related Efforts) yet, to our knowledge, no studies have specifically attempted to formulate scaffolds for fish or…
|Cultivated||R&D Raw Materials, Ingredients, & Inputs||Cell line development Scaffolding||Seafood||Academics Industry Startups||0 – Complete whitespace||Commercial Research||Science|
“Rainbow roll 2.0” showcase for cultivated seafood
Given the nascent market for cultivated meats, especially for cultivated seafood, a “Rainbow Roll 2.0” product could be an attractive market-entry commercial product.
|Cultivated||End Products||Bioprocess design Cell line development Scaffolding||Seafood||Industry Startups||0 – Complete whitespace||Commercial||Industry|
Establishing intellectual property pooling frameworks
Intellectual property pools and patent pledges can help member companies contribute to a suite of patents that can be licensed within the pool.
|Cultivated Fermentation Plant-Based||Business Services R&D||Species-agnostic||Industry Startups||0 – Complete whitespace||Ecosystem||Industry|
If you’d like to fund a research project, work on any of these solutions, share information about related efforts that are already underway, or elevate new ideas for advancing the alternative protein industry, we’d love to hear from you!
Explore key innovation priorities
Review commercial whitespaces, research gaps, technological needs, and investment priorities at each stage of the alternative protein value chain.
How we built this
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Futures wheels analysis
Explore our framework for uncovering second-order or third-order consequences and implications of hypothetical future scenarios to support better decision-making in the present.
Discover key findings from GFI’s premortem analysis of potential threats to the widespread adoption of alternative proteins, including strategies to avoid or mitigate the most pressing risks.