Forging product development partnerships among ingredient suppliers and manufacturers
Opportunities exist to coordinate product development partnerships between ingredient suppliers, strategic partners, and product manufacturers to directly engage more holistically on product formulation.
- Raw Materials, Ingredients, & Inputs
- End Products
- Ingredient optimization
- Cell culture media
- Crop development
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Opportunities exist to coordinate product development partnerships between ingredient suppliers, strategic partners, and product manufacturers in order to directly engage more holistically on product formulation. This could involve coordinating introductions, hosting events, building networks and consortia, and creating matching directories. Established companies and suppliers bring financial resources, expertise, reputation, and networks, while plant-based startups bring innovation and future growth potential.
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Directories of contract manufacturers for plant-based production, fermentation, and animal cell culture
The alt protein industry would benefit from better open-access directories of co-manufacturers interested in producing alternative proteins, including more detail on their equipment and capabilities.
Dedicated broker or exchange for plant-based B2B sales
Opportunity exists for a broker, marketplace, directory, or other exchange platform to facilitate B2B sales of plant-based foods as ingredients to manufacturers of frozen and prepared foods.
Expanding private label plant-based offerings
Brands, dedicated private labelers, and co-manufacturers can take advantage of the private labeling opportunity, and would benefit from developing a wide range of products to fit every category and access…
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