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Catalyzing academic-industry collaboration

More frameworks for academic-industry collaboration could help build talent pipelines, create research commercialization pathways, and drive alignment on research priorities.

Production platform
  • Cultivated
  • Fermentation
  • Plant-Based
Solution category
  • Ecosystem
Value chain segment
  • R&D
  • Workforce
Relevant actor
  • Academics
  • GFI
  • Industry
Maturity level
  • 1 – Inception

Description

Academic-industry collaborations are essential for accelerating alternative proteins because they help build robust talent pipelines, create clear commercialization pathways for academic research, and drive alignment on priority research questions, challenges, and potential solutions. To encourage greater collaboration, we need to build better, standardized frameworks and platforms for coordinating connection and partnership across academic and industry stakeholders. GFI’s Collaborative Research Directory is one such resource that lowers the activation energy to explore potential partnerships.

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