|Opportunity||Production platform||Value chain segment||Technology sector||End product focus||Relevant actor|
Building interdisciplinary university research centers of excellence
Interdisciplinary research is essential for tackling many of the complex problems facing today’s world. Though the number of research projects advancing alternative protein science has increased in recent years, this…
|Cultivated Fermentation Plant-Based||R&D Workforce||Species-agnostic||Academics Donors Industry NGO’s Policymakers Startups|
Guaranteed offtake contracts for products and ingredients
Guaranteed offtake agreements, where buyers commit to purchase a volume of product, can help secure loans for infrastructure and other high-cost projects.
|Cultivated Fermentation Plant-Based||End Products Investment Production||End product formulation & manufacturing||Species-agnostic||Industry Policymakers|
Building workforce capacity through vocational programs
Creating vocational programs at technical community colleges that train the labor force to work in alternative protein biomanufacturing, facilities engineering, and operations will streamline the labor transition.
|Cultivated Fermentation Plant-Based||Business Services Production R&D Workforce||Species-agnostic||Academics Industry Policymakers|
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