|Opportunity||Production platform||Solution category||Value chain segment||Technology sector||Maturity level|
Establishing student groups at key universities
Universities are epicenters for creative problem-solving and cutting-edge research advancements, and they can serve as engines for interdisciplinary innovation. However, this potential is not being tapped fully by the alternative…
|Cultivated Fermentation Plant-Based||Ecosystem||Demand Generation R&D Workforce|
Expanded product development in plant-based meat snacks
Plant-based meat snacks could tap into underlying trends in snacks replacing meals and increased consumer interest in high-protein, low-sugar foods. Product innovation is needed to match the taste, price, and…
|Plant-Based||Commercial||Demand Generation End Products Production||End product formulation & manufacturing||2 – Early adoption|
Developing rigorous demand forecasts
Demand forecasts impact investments in R&D, infrastructure, personnel, and partnerships that will be necessary to participate in and accelerate the alternative protein sector.
|Cultivated Fermentation Plant-Based||Commercial Ecosystem||Business Services Demand Generation End Products Investment Production Raw Materials, Ingredients, & Inputs|
Decision matrix for seafood target species selection
Creating an online, open-access decision matrix tool that ranks popular seafood-relevant species against each other based on several criteria such as market size, per-unit price, sustainability of conventional production practices,…
|Cultivated Fermentation Plant-Based||Ecosystem||Demand Generation End Products|
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