The ‘Deep Dive’ event will shed light on the intricacies of the R&D landscape for alternative protein businesses, with a number of key influencers taking the stage.
The program for Future-Proofing Alt Protein: a R&D Deep Dive has now been released, and it features industry leaders from all facets of the alt protein sector.
The event, co-hosted by Future Alternative and the Alt Protein CRC, will take place on 15 November (postponed from 26 July due to COVID-19 concern) and will be held at the University of Sydney. Tickets can be purchased here.
Research institutions including the CSIRO and the University of Sydney will discuss the alt protein industry’s R&D capabilities, the value of collaborations and what we can expect to see from research providers in the future.
Overview of Alt Protein CRC. Matching Industry Needs with Research Partners
|Brent Kaiser, Director of Sydney Institute of Agriculture|
|9.30am||NSW Office of Chief Scientist||Jaclyn Aldenhoven, A/Director, Future Industries, Office of the NSW Chief Scientist|
|||SESSION 1: INDUSTRY R&D NEEDS|||
|9.45am||R&D in a Start Up||Kristi Riordan, Co-Founder,|
|10.00am||Formulating a R&D Plan for Success||Graham Smith, Director, Grower Group Alliance|
From Ideas to Research?
|Kristi Riordan, Co-Founder,|
Graham Smith, Director, Grower Group Alliance
|||SESSION 2: R&D CAPABILITIES & WORKING WITH RESEARCH PROVIDERS|||
|11.00am||Understanding CSIRO Research Capabilities – Now and into the Future||Michelle Colgrave, Future Protein Mission, CSIRO|
|11.15am||Food Engineering for the Future||Fariba Dehghani, Director, Centre for Advanced Food Engineering, USYD|
|11.30am||Working with Research Providers||Fern Ho, Co-Founder, The Leaf Protein Co|
|11.45am||R&D Challenges Ahead for Cellular Agriculture and Bio-Fermentation||Johannes le Coutre, Professor, Food & Health, UNSW|
|12.00pm||Cellular Agriculture Australia||Sam Perkins, CEO, Cellular Agriculture Australia|
What Makes a Good Collaboration?
|Fariba Dehghani, Director, Centre for Advanced Food Engineering, USYD |
Michelle Colgrave, Future Protein Mission, CSIRO
Fern Ho, Co-Founder, The Leaf Protein Co
Johannes le Coutre, Professor, Food & Health, UNSW
|||SESSION 3: REGULATORY AND NUTRITION FRAMEWORKS|||
|1.45pm||The Regulatory Framework for Novel Foods||Glen Neal, General Manager, Risk Management and Intelligence, Food Standards Australia New Zealand|
|2.00pm||Nutritional Research for Alt Proteins||Anneline Padayachee, Director, The Food and Nutrition Doctor|
The Regulatory and Nutrition Outlook for Alt Proteins
|Glen Neal, General Manager, Risk Management and Intelligence, Food Standards Australia New Zealand|
Anneline Padayachee, Director, The Food and Nutrition Doctor
|SESSION 4: SUSTAINABILITY FOR ALTERNATIVE PROTEINS|
|3.15pm||Sustainability for Alt Proteins||Linda Romanovska, Senior Manager, PwC, ESG, Climate Change & Sustainable Finance|
|3.30pm||Carbon Miles in Food Supply Chains||Mengyu Li, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Integrated Sustainability Analysis, University of Sydney|
ESG and Alternative Proteins
|Linda Romanovska, Senior Manager, PwC, ESG, Climate Change & Sustainable Finance |
Mengyu Li, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Integrated Sustainability Analysis, University of Sydney
|4.15pm||Summary of the Day Discussions||Brent Kaiser, Director of Sydney Institute of Agriculture|
Representatives from alternative protein manufacturers will also share their experiences, including Kristi Riordan from Harvest B, a B2B company aiming to develop a ‘library’ of customised protein ingredients, and Fern Ho, co-founder of The Leaf Protein Co, which has just completed its first pilot scale production of a protein ingredient sourced from leafy green plants.
The Deep Dive will also provide a roadmap to Australia’s regulatory environment for novel foods, and will discuss growth opportunities locally and abroad, with a particular focus on regional NSW and the Asian market.
Brent Kaiser, Director of Sydney Institute of Agriculture, will provide the opening address, and said the event is a unique opportunity for the industry to make valuable connections and gain a deeper understanding of the nuances of the R&D landscape in Australia.
“We aim to bring together the ecosystem of research, industry, community, and government to support market-led opportunities in new protein foods and ingredients,” he said.
“We believe the R&D Deep Dive conference is a critical first step in achieving our vision for the Australian alternate protein industry.”
For sponsorship opportunities, email Danielle Bowling at firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is supported by the NSW Government.