Future Food-Tech Alternative Proteins returns on June 17-18, ready to spotlight dynamic innovators producing the next generation of delicious alt protein solutions.

The summit will welcome 500+ senior leaders to its brand-new host city of Chicago to explore how the diversification of protein can help mitigate the climate crisis, whilst delivering affordable, nutrient-rich food for all.

Callum Alexander-Lindsay, Start-Up Partnerships Manager across the Future Food-Tech series comments: “It’s so exciting to bring so many dynamic start-ups together under one roof, to showcase their solutions and forge connections with the food brands and investors who can help bring their products to scale. I can’t wait to see game-changing deals and partnerships at the summit.”

Exhibiting their ground-breaking solutions, sharing their journeys in pitches, panel discussions and case studies, or tempting you with the next generation of delicious alt-protein products, here are the trailblazers you need to meet this summer:

Start-Up Exhibition

The exhibition at Future Food-Tech Alternative Proteins is always an exciting immersive experience, with interactive demos, live cooking and samples galore. Stop by to meet the teams at their booths and learn more!

  • BIOEUTECTICS has developed the next generation of green solvents to replace the petrochemical solvents involved in industrial processes that have historically dominated the market.
  • CALADAN BIO creates lower-cost, cutting-edge bioreactors and advanced software, to revolutionize the way synthetic biology companies design, prototype, and scale their fermentation experiments.
  • HYDROSOME LABS uses its Hydrosome H2O technology to improve the power of water through the emerging science of ultrafine bubbles. The innovative process delivers active ingredients to cells more efficiently and completely with multiple applications and uses.
  • PFX BIOTECH creates highly bioactive alternative human milk proteins through precision fermentation.
  • PROXY FOODS is an AI recipe formulation platform combining advanced data analytics and food science insights with an ingredient database to make data-driven decisions for F&B manufacturers. 

Start-Up Showcase

Hear from the hottest innovators in the future food-tech space, pitching their solutions to a panel of judges – followed by Q&A to delve deeper into their products, strategies, and visions for the future! Pitching on stage to judges:

  • CALADAN BIO creates lower-cost, cutting-edge bioreactors and advanced software, to revolutionize the way synthetic biology companies design, prototype, and scale their fermentation experiments.
  • LIVESTOCK LABS has developed EmbediVet – an implantable health tracker for your livestock.
  • HATCHLESS is novel and proprietary meat farming technology that enables the production of all-natural, animal-based, no-kill meat from just eggs, without the application of chemicals, growth factors, hormones, enzymes, antibiotics, or genetically modified cells.
  • UNCRACKED uses seaweed to develop functional solutions for the food and beverage industry. Its proprietary SeaStack technology powers the ability to design clean label products.

Main Stage

From cultivated meat, fish and fats, to hybrid blends, mycoprotein and precision fermentation, the packed two-day program features the all-stars of alternative protein. You’ll hear from Founders, CEOs and COOs of the disruptors that continue to take the food-tech landscape by storm.

  • 50/50 FOODS is a CPG company that develops sustainable food products made with a 50/50 blend of meat and real vegetables.
  • ALEPH FARMS grows slaughter-free, net zero steaks using cellular agriculture. The company announced in January that they have received a green light from the Israeli Health Ministry to sell the world’s first steaks made from cultivated beef cells.
  • BLUENALU creates real seafood products directly from fish cells, in a way that is healthy for people, humane for animals, and sustainable for our planet. Currently operating out of a pilot facility in San Diego, it hopes to break ground on a large-scale plant in 2026, with a view to starting commercial-scale production 18 months later.
  • CULTIMATE FOODS has developed a game-changing cultivated fat technology to provide alternative meats with authentic taste and texture.
  • ENOUGH produces ABUNDA® mycoprotein, a complete food ingredient containing all essential amino acids and high dietary fibre. Cargill has a multi-faceted partnership with the brand, having signed a commercial agreement to use and market the ingredient, as well as investing in ENOUGH’s most recent (Series C) growth funding round. Representatives from both will speak on the ‘From Idea to Impact: Expanding Route-to-Market Capabilities’ panel discussion in Chicago.
  • EVERY is a market leader in engineering, manufacturing and formulating animal-free, animal proteins as ingredients for the global food and beverage industry. The company has exclusively debuted its EVERY egg at a three-star Michelin restaurant in New York City.
  • GOURMEY is France’s pioneering cultivated meat company. Foie gras and poultry are the first foods its bringing to the table.
  • IMAGINDAIRY creates animal-free dairy products using precision fermentation. Its products are also lactose-free, growth hormone-free, and cholesterol-free.
  • NOTCO replicates animal products using plants and vegetables, using its AI genius, Giuseppe. In three years, it became the fastest-growing food-tech company in Latin America.
  • UMAMI BIOWORKS crafts nutritious and affordable cultivated fish that is better for our health, our oceans, and our planet.
  • VIVICI creates whey protein from fermentation with self-affirmed GRAS in the USA. It’s pure in beta-lactoglobulin, abundant in leucine and BCAA’s, has versatile functionality, clarity in solution, and is neutral in flavor.

Breakout Sessions

The new for 2024 World Café brings together international trailblazers from across LATAM, APAC and the MEASA.

  • LIVEN PROTEINS uses precision fermentation to make sustainable protein ingredients that help plant-based food to have the same texture and nutritional value as conventional animal products.

With more start-ups to be announced across the two-day program, and even more set to attend, Future Food-Tech Alternative Proteins truly is an immense platform for start-up discovery. Register now to join senior leaders from international food brands, active investors, visionary start-ups, and pioneering technology providers at www.futurefoodtechprotein.com/register.