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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.

Production platform
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Solution category
  • Commercial
  • Ecosystem
Value chain segment
  • Raw Materials, Ingredients, & Inputs
  • End Products
  • Production
Technology sector
  • Ingredient optimization
  • Cell culture media
  • Crop development
  • Feedstocks
  • Scaffolding
Relevant actor
  • Industry
  • GFI
Maturity level
  • 1 – Inception

Description

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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