Global Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem

Ignite | Collaborate | Accelerate

100+ Industry Leaders are partnering since 2019 in the Global Plant-Based Foods Ecosystem to accelerate the transition towards a more plant-based diet, with better foods, produced in a sustainable way, as well as increase food security with an abundant supply of proteins for food, feed, and pet food markets.

Innovation, Research & Development Leaders from Food Brands, Ingredient & Processing Companies, Institutes, Universities, Grower Associations, and Breeders collaborate on such a future with concrete actions, deliverables, and outcomes.

The EcoSystem aims also to initiate €1 Billion Public-Private Partnerships by 2025.

9 Reasons for Partnership

1. Value Chain Partnering Globally

100+ Leading global plant-based food brands, ingredient & process technology companies, research institutes, universities, grower associations, and breeders are building together a better future with plant-based foods.

2. R&D Road Mapping 2025

Partners are building a global plant-based foods research & development agenda for 2025. What are the areas to invest to accelerate the protein transition with breeding, technology, sustainability, nutrition, and diets?

3. Building New EcoSystems

Partners are involving from their own organisation leaders from research, development, quality, sustainability, and innovation. These leaders will thus develop new external ecosystems in areas of their expertise.

4. Understanding Regional EcoSystems

The EcoSystem is featuring on a monthly basis a unique insiders look and opportunity to connect with regional plant-based foods regional ecosystems in key countries in Europe, the Americas, and Asia Pacific Region.

5. Joining Public-Private Partnerships

EcoSystem partners have a fantastic opportunity to join new pre-competitive best-in-class public-private partnerships projects from all around the world. And to propose research & development topics in the pre-competitive space.

6. Collaborating on Industry Challenges

Partners are collaborating on 6 Plant-Based Foods & Protein Challenges: taste & texture, nutrition, product conformity, sustainability, value chain, and value chain understanding. They work effectively in teams on concrete joint projects.

Better Plant-Based Foods, Proteins &
A Healthier Planet

The growth of the future business is related to the quality and depth of the EcoSystems of each organisation, and the involvement of leaders from research, development, quality, sustainability, and also innovation. This EcoSystem is building scale with experts from global food brands, ingredient & processing technology companies, research institutes, universities, grower associations, and breeders. 

7. Developing New Standards

The plant-based foods industry needs to quickly change and adopt new standards for properties, functionalities of ingredients, and applications in foods. Collaborative efforts are leading to saving valuable time and money.

8. Validating Key Strategies

The dynamics of the (new) plant-based foods industry are soaring. The EcoSystem is an easy and convenient way to validate various (research, development, innovation, purchasing, business, and sustainability) strategies.

9. Growing the Plant-Based Pie

Since 2019, the EcoSystem has seen many new 1-on-1 business relationships being shaped as well, next to all collaborative work. The bi-monthly EcoSystem meetings make networking simple, build trust and business.

How to be invited to the Global Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem?

Partners: Food Brands, Ingredient & Process Technology Brands

Partners: Institutes, Universities, Growers & Breeders

Customer Ratings
  • Great Collaboration on Shaping a Global Plant-Based Foods Research Agenda
  • Unique Networking with Global R, D & I Leaders Across the Value Chain
  • Fantastic Validation of Innovation & Business Strategies
  • Building Exclusive New Partnerships
  • Growing Your Research Strategy & Portfolio
  • Launching New Pre-Competitive Public-Private Partnership Project Ideas
  • Staying Updated on Plant-Based Foods EcoSystems around the World

How The EcoSystem Works …

1. Partners: Goal & Result Driven

The current EcoSystem Partners are often working in more than 1 country, are already actively involved in plant-based foods, ingredients, technology, research, have a clear goal and need to join as a partner, and a budget for collaborative innovation research.

2. Leaders in the EcoSystem

The EcoSystem is a senior network of experts, who have been invited personally based on their position in the organisation and leadership skills. These experts have a leadership position, control a budget for innovation, pro-active, and who are willing to invest time.

3. Personal & Organisation Goals

Each partnership starts with setting the personal and organisational goals, challenges, and requirements (the intake) of the leader of the partner, followed by a personal review 6 months later, and a full evaluation at year-end. We take care of each partner individually.

4. Organisation-wide Impact

The EcoSystem Partnership is not limited to one person. Various leaders from 1 organisation can participate in challenges and projects (e.g. leaders who wish to work on challenges related to nutrition, sustainability, product quality, and taste, value chain, etc).

5. Innovation & Business Projects

Partners can start, join and participate in one or more national, European or global projects, with different durations. One per year partners can showcase their new food product, ingredient, technology or service to the EcoSystem.

6. Guidance & Business Support

Partners can receive personal advice in networking, ecosystem development, partnerships, development, upscaling, or marketing to expand their business and research activities inside or outside the EcoSystem.

7. The EcoSystem Agenda

The EcoSystem offer is bi-monthly online meetings on 6 plant-based foods & proteins industry challenges, new research ideas, new ingredients & technologies, projects, regional ecosystems, 2 virtual meetings in small teams, and weekly updates.

8. The EcoSystem Principles

The Global Plant-Based Foods & Proteins EcoSystem is a non-competitive partnership organisation. Partners agree to respect and comply with the EU and North-American anti-trust rules as well as the Chatham House Rule and those rules of conduct.

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