Week 7: What does the alternative protein industry currently look like, and where is it going?

Who is actually working in the alternative protein space? Could these actors, and future entrants, become a dominant force in the wider protein industry over the coming few decades?

In this session, we will explore what the alternative protein industry looks like as of 2021 in terms of startups, thinktanks, policy groups and other organisations, as well as consider some forecasts for how the industry could grow.

Core [~2 hours]

 

Further

 

Prompts

  • How much funding currently exists in this space? How might that change over the coming few decades? 

  • What role do startups play in this industry presently, and how do they interact with established protein producers such as Tyson Foods?

  • Which stories do you find particularly inspiring re the journeys of scientists and engineers working in this field?