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The Smart Protein Summit 2021 is curated and convened by The Good Food Institute India.

All over the world, innovators are producing the future of protein — delicious, nutritious meat, eggs, and dairy, made from plants, cells, and microorganisms. It’s become clear that we need a more secure, sustainable, and just food system — and the smart protein sector is building exactly that. But the story of the smart protein sector in the developing world, in countries like India, is just beginning to unfold and pick up steam.

Today, we’re at a critical juncture within India’s smart protein story. Over the last year, even as the Covid-19 pandemic raged on, we’ve seen multiple smart protein startups launch and go to market, interest from corporates increase manifold, and awareness around these foods mature.

We’re witnessing movement within the Indian smart protein ecosystem like never before, with 40+ alt protein startups up and running, a host of prominent corporates venturing into the sector, consortia formed to advance dialogue and discourse around regulatory and policy matters, and increased coverage from mainstream media.

As we build the future of food from the ground up, we have the opportunity to work side by side with climate experts, public health advocates, and other stakeholders working on challenges like strengthening indigenous crops and tackling malnutrition. In one stroke, we could invest in the industries of the future, stave off climate change, and safeguard food security and public health for our growing population, for generations.

If we’re going to feed 10 billion people by 2050, we need to reimagine the way we make our food. At the Smart Protein Summit 2021, we show you how.

Who should attend

Students
Scientists
Entrepreneurs
Policymakers
Investors
Corporate Executives

Mission

As we navigate the next decade and beyond, we need to build a food system free from the threats of zoonotic disease, antimicrobial resistance, climate change, and food insecurity — and we can’t settle for anything less than a paradigm shift.

We need to adapt to tectonic shifts in protein technology, supply, and demand, and nurture sunrise industries. Smart protein products have all the sensory and cultural resonance of their animal-derived counterparts, but use vastly less land, water, and energy, have vastly lower greenhouse gas emissions, and create vastly less risk to public health.

At the Smart Protein Summit 2021, we’re going to dive deep into the science, business, policy, and technology behind smart protein. We bring together the most important stakeholders within the ecosystem: businesses, venture capital firms, entrepreneurs, scientists, students, researchers, and policymakers.

The Summit is poised to be the most impactful event for the smart protein ecosystem in India and we invite you to design the future of food with us — one that stewards planetary health, tackles malnutrition, benefits farmers, and creates jobs for millions.

1:00PM-1:30PM
9.30AM-10.00AM
3.30PM-4.00PM

Opening Address and Keynote

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1:30PM-2:30PM
10.00AM-11.00AM
4.00PM-5.00PM

Industry Forum Roundtable: Labelling in plant-based foods

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2:55PM-3:30PM
11.25AM-12.00PM
5.25PM-6.00PM

Serving up the Future: Cooking, conversation, and consumer insights

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2:45PM-3:45PM
11.15AM-12.15PM
5.15PM-6.15PM

Industry Forum Roundtable: Building Smart Protein Infrastructure

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3:30PM-4:00PM
12.00PM-12.30PM
6:00PM-6.30PM

Networking break

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5:30PM-6:30PM
2.00PM-3.00PM
8.00PM-9.00PM

Financing the Transformation: Investors across the smart protein landscape

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6:30PM-7:30PM
3.00PM-4.00PM
9.00PM-10.00PM

Blazing a Trail: Plant-based startups at the frontier of innovation

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1:00PM-1:30PM
9.30AM-10.00AM
3.30PM-4.00PM

Keynote Address

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1:30PM-2:30PM
10.00AM-11.00AM
4.00PM-5.00PM

Smart Protein Economics: Transforming India's economic future

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1:30PM-2:30PM
10.00AM-11.00AM
4.00PM-5.00PM

Industry Forum Roundtable: Training the Next Generation

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2:30PM-3:30PM
11.00AM-12.00PM
5.00PM-6.00PM

Building the Talent Pool: Indian leaders powering the global landscape

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2:45PM-3:45PM
11.15AM-12.15PM
5.15PM-6.15PM

Industry Forum Roundtable: Engaging Investors in Smart Protein

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3:30PM-4:00PM
12.00PM-12.30PM
6.00PM-6.30PM

Networking break

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4:00PM-5:30PM
12.30PM-2.00PM
6.30PM-8.00PM

From Bench to Billions: Nurturing biotech to mega-scale

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5:30PM-6:30PM
2.00PM-3.00PM
8.00PM-9.00PM

Scaling the Supply Chain: A Made-in-India smart protein transformation

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6:30PM-7:30PM
3.00PM-4.00PM
9.00PM-10.00PM

Regulatory Path to Market: An enabling environment for transformative innovation

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1:00PM-1:30PM
9.30AM-10.00AM
3.30PM-4.00PM

Keynote Address

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1:30PM-2:30PM
10.00AM-11.00AM
4.00PM-5.00PM

Secure, Sustainable, and Just: Nourishing the future with smart protein

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1:30PM-2:30PM
10.00AM-11.00AM
4.00PM-5.00PM

Industry Forum Roundtable: Developing next generation products

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2:30PM-3:30PM
11.00AM-12.00PM
5.00PM-6.00PM

Secure, Sustainable, and Just: Stewarding farmer welfare with smart protein

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2:45PM-3:45PM
11.15AM-12.15PM
5.15PM-6.15PM

Industry Forum Roundtable: Kickstarting smart seafood

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3:30PM-4:00PM
12.00PM-12.30PM
6.00PM-6.30PM

Networking break

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4:00PM-5:00PM
12.30PM-2.00PM
6.30PM-7.30PM

Advancing the Climate Discourse: Smart protein's seat at the climate table

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4:30PM-5:30PM
1.00PM-2.00PM
7.00PM-8.00PM

Industry Forum Roundtable: Distributing Smart Protein (Food Service & Retail)

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5:00PM-6:00PM
1.30PM-2.30PM
7.30PM-8.30PM

The Elephant in the Room: Building a post-pandemic food system

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6:00PM-6:30PM
2.30PM-3.00PM
8.30PM-9.00PM

Closing Keynote and vote of thanks

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You’ll hear from industry-leading corporations, trailblazing startups, influential think tanks, major policy and government groups, and other iconic leaders in the smart protein sector as they share insights into each of these pillars within the new food system.

So, mark your calendars and save the date, for the chance to network and collaborate with innovators from across the world!

November 10-12, 2021