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Directory of contract manufacturers for plant-based production, fermentation, and animal cell culture

The alt protein industry would benefit from an open-access directory of co-manufacturers interested in producing alternative proteins, their equipment and capabilities.

Production platform
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Solution category
  • Commercial
  • Ecosystem
Value chain segment
  • Production
Technology sector
  • End product formulation & manufacturing
Relevant actor
  • Industry
  • GFI
  • NGO’s
Maturity level
  • 2 – Early adoption

Description

Finding contract manufacturers is a lengthy and difficult process. The industry needs a resource to facilitate these connections, such as an open-access directory of co-manufacturers with an explicit interest in working with alternative proteins and their equipment and capabilities. Some directories already exist—see, for example, those developed by PartnerSlate, PLMA, and GFI—but each currently has limitations or requires a subscription. It would also be helpful to include complementary service providers or consultants to support the process of selecting and negotiating with co-manufacturers.

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