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.
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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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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…
Increasing the number, quality, and diversity of alternative protein-relevant university courses
There is a significant and urgent need to launch and support university and online courses in order to build and extend the talent pipeline of students going into the alternative…
Build alternative protein sessions into scientific conferences
Elevating the visibility and credibility of the field at scientific conferences will expand the technical talent pipeline and amplify collaboration and funding efforts.
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