Our Keynote Speakers:

  • Indra Nooyi
  • Fmr. Chairperson & CEO
  • PepsiCo
  • Josh Tetrick
  • Co-Founder & CEO
  • Eat Just, Inc.

Our Sponsors

The Smart Protein Summit 2020 is curated and convened by The Good Food Institute India

The Covid-19 pandemic has proved that we can’t go on with business as usual. Zoonotic disease, antimicrobial resistance, climate change, food insecurity - these are the inevitable consequences of the old normal. As we navigate the next decade and beyond, we need a more healthy, sustainable, and just food system. We need a Mission for Smart Protein.

All over the world, innovators are producing the future of protein - delicious, nutritious meat, eggs, and dairy, made from plants, cells, and microorganisms. But the story of the smart protein sector in the developing world is still being written. As we build the future of food from the ground up in markets like India, we have the opportunity to harness their unique strengths and tackle their unique challenges.

To work side by side with disadvantaged groups and communities like farmers and the malnourished. In one stroke, we could invest in the industries of the future, stave off climate change, and safeguard our food security and public health for generations.

Who should attend

Students
Scientists
Entrepreneurs
Policymakers
Investors
Corporate Executives

Mission

As we navigate the next decade and beyond, we need a more healthy, sustainable, and just food system - one free from the threats of zoonotic disease, antimicrobial resistance, climate change, and food insecurity. We need to adapt to tectonic shifts in protein technology, supply, and demand, and nurture sunrise industries. Innovators all over the world are already producing the future of protein - delicious, nutritious meat, eggs, and dairy, made from plants, cells, and microorganisms. These foods 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.

In India and in other parts of the developing world, the story of the smart protein sector is still being written. And as we grapple with the effects of Covid-19, it’s clear that we can’t afford to settle for anything less than a paradigm shift.

At the Smart Protein Summit, we’re going to articulate our vision for the protein supply of the next decade - one which stewards planetary health, tackles malnutrition, benefits farmers and creates jobs for millions. We’re calling this vision the Mission for Smart Protein, and we invite YOU to design the future with us.

Mission for Smart Protein

Indigenous Crops Initiative

Creating robust R&D, strengthening value chains, and stimulating smart protein entrepreneurship for Indian crops such as pulses, millets, chickpeas to be viable raw materials for plant-based foods. The benefits to biodiversity, farmers’ welfare, and food innovation are immense.

Protein Innovation Hubs for the Global South

Setting up research, incubation, and commercialization centres in key universities and industry clusters, focused on building talent pools, investigating key research areas, facilitating technology transfer to the market, and nurturing the next generation of Smart Protein Innovators.

Smart Seafood without Sacrifice

Stewarding the health and vitality of our oceans and establishing India as a global epicentre by fostering R&D, commerce, and trade in alternative seafood products and ingredients - a particularly neglected and complex opportunity area within the global alternative protein landscape.

Manufacturing Futures Initiative

Leveraging and advancing manufacturing expertise in biopharma, industrial fermentation, 3-D printing and other areas to build essential infrastructure for scaling up alternative protein. Establishing India’s position as a supply-chain powerhouse for the next decade, thereby creating jobs and value addition for millions.

Smart Protein Corridors

Deepening and leveraging bilateral relationships with markets which have strategic advantages complementary to India’s, such as Israel, Singapore, the United States, Canada, and the Netherlands - a major opportunity to boost trade and technology transfer, with a focus on driving down the cost and increasing the quality of products in the smart protein sector.

3:00 PM to 3:15 PM
5:30 AM to 5:45 AM
11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
5:30 PM to 5:45 PM

Opening Address

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3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
5:45 AM to 6:15 AM
11:45 AM to 12:15 PM
5:45 PM to 6:15 PM

Keynote Address

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3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
6:15 AM to 6:30 AM
12:15 PM to 12:30 PM
6:15 PM to 6:30 PM

The State of the Industry: A global and Indian Overview

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4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
6:30 AM to 7:15 AM
12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
01:00 AM to 09:50 AM

A Springboard for Innovation: Corporate support for smart protein

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4:45 PM to 5:15 PM
7:15 AM to 7:45 AM
1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
7:15 PM to 7:45 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

Collaborate virtually with fellow attendees. Your world-changing alternative protein idea could come to life amidst such inspiring company!
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
7:45 AM to 8:30 AM
1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
7:45 PM to 8:30 PM

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

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6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
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Blazing a Trail: Indian startups at the frontier of innovation - Cultivated meat & Fermentation

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6:30 PM to 6:45 PM
9:00 AM to 9:15 AM
3:00 PM to 3:15 PM
9:00 PM to 9:15 PM

Launch: GFI India Startup Manual and Ecosystem Toolkit

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6:45 PM to 7:12 PM
9:15 AM to 9:35 AM
3:15 PM to 3:35 PM
9:15 PM to 9:35 PM

Innovator's Showcase 1

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7:12 PM to 7:35 PM
9:35 AM to 9:58 AM
3:35 PM to 3:58 PM
9:35 PM to 9:58 PM

VIP Address

Indian and global Parliamentarians, policymakers, and diplomats speak about the importance of the smart protein sector, the need to nurture its growth, and opportunities for collaboration within and across borders.
3:00 PM to 3:15 PM
5:30 AM to 5:45 AM
11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
5:30 PM to 5:45 PM

VIP Address

Indian and global Parliamentarians, policymakers, and diplomats speak about the importance of the smart protein sector, the need to nurture its growth, and opportunities for collaboration within and across borders.
3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
5:45 AM to 6:45 AM
11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
5:45 PM to 6:45 PM

Building Biotech: India as a scale-up hub for cultivated meat and fermentation

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4:15 PM to 4:25 PM
6:45 AM to 6:55 AM
12:45 PM to 12:55 PM
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VIP Address:

Indian and global Parliamentarians, policymakers, and diplomats speak about the importance of the smart protein sector, the need to nurture its growth, and opportunities for collaboration within and across borders.
4:25 PM to 4:51 PM
6:55 AM to 7:15 AM
12:55 PM to 1:15 PM
6:55 PM to 7:15 PM

Innovator's Showcase 2

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4:51 PM to 5:15 PM
7:15 AM to 7:45 AM
1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
7:15 PM to 7:45 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

Collaborate virtually with fellow attendees. Your world-changing alternative protein idea could come to life amidst such inspiring company!
5:15 PM to 5:45 PM
7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
7:45 PM to 8:15 PM

Ten Years in the Making: A case study in environmental and social sustainability

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5:45 PM to 6:45 PM
8:15 AM to 9:15 AM
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
8:15 PM to 9:15 PM

Future-proofing the Farm Gate: Smart protein for sustainability and farmer welfare

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6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
9:15 PM to 10:00 PM

Make Stuff People Want: A deep dive into Indian consumer insights

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3:00 PM to 3:15 PM
5:30 AM to 5:45 AM
11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
5:30 PM to 5:45 PM

VIP Address

Indian and global Parliamentarians, policymakers, and diplomats speak about the importance of the smart protein sector, the need to nurture its growth, and opportunities for collaboration within and across borders.
3:15 PM to 3:40 PM
5:45 AM to 6:10 AM
11:45 AM to 12:10 PM
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Building for Scale: A new platform for Indian smart protein entrepreneurs

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3:40 PM to 3:55 PM
6:10 AM to 6:25 AM
12:10 PM to 12:25 PM
6:10 PM to 6:25 PM

Berlin, Bollywood, and Babhalgaon: A fireside chat with Imagine Meats

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3:55 PM to 4:15 PM
6:25 AM to 6:45 AM
12:25 PM to 12:45 PM
6:25 PM to 6:45 PM

India Smart Protein Innovation Challenge Achievers Roundup

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4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
6:45 AM to 7:05 AM
12:45 PM to 1:05 PM
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Innovator's Showcase 3

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4:46 pm - 5:00pm
7:05 AM to 7:15 AM
1:05 PM to 1:15 PM
7:05 PM to 7:15 PM

VIP Address

Indian and global Parliamentarians, policymakers, and diplomats speak about the importance of the smart protein sector, the need to nurture its growth, and opportunities for collaboration within and across borders.
5:00 PM to 5:15 PM
7:15 AM to 7:45 AM
1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
7:15 PM to 7:45 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

Collaborate virtually with fellow attendees. Your world-changing alternative protein idea could come to life amidst such inspiring company!
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
7:45 AM to 8:45 AM
1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
7:45 PM to 8:45 PM

Building Smart Protein Corridors: Accelerating the Protein Shift with the Netherlands

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6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
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India's Emerging Smart Protein Hubs: In conversation with NIFTEM & CCMB

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6:45 PM to 7:15 PM
9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
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Backing Big Ideas: Establishing an India-focused smart protein accelerator

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7:15 PM to 7:30 PM
9:45 AM to 10:00 AM
3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
9:45 PM to 10:00 PM

VIP Address

Indian and global Parliamentarians, policymakers, and diplomats speak about the importance of the smart protein sector, the need to nurture its growth, and opportunities for collaboration within and across borders.
3:00 PM to 3:25 PM
5:30 AM to 5:55 AM
11:30 AM to 11:55 AM
5:30 PM to 5:55 PM

VIP Address

Indian and global Parliamentarians, policymakers, and diplomats speak about the importance of the smart protein sector, the need to nurture its growth, and opportunities for collaboration within and across borders.
3:25 PM to 4:20 PM
5:55 AM to 6:50 AM
11:55 AM to 12:50 PM
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White Spaces in Planetary Health: Smart protein to address climate change

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4:20 PM to 4:45 PM
6:40 AM to 7:00 AM
12:40 PM to 1:00 PM
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Innovator's Showcase 4

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4:45 PM to 5:15 PM
7:15 AM to 7:45 AM
1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
7:15 PM to 7:45 PM

NETWORKING BREAK:

Collaborate virtually with fellow attendees. Your world-changing alternative protein idea could come to life amidst such inspiring company!
5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
7:45 AM to 8:45 AM
1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
7:45 PM to 8:45 PM

Building Smart Protein Corridors: Spotlight on Canada's Protein Highway

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6:15 PM to 7:00 PM
8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
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Oceans of Opportunity: Unlocking the potential of algal protein

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7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
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Safeguarding Marine Ecosystems: Launching the world's first plant-based seafood standards

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3:00 PM to 3:20 PM
5:30 AM to 5:50 AM
11:30 AM to 11:50 AM
5:30 PM to 5:50 PM

VIP Address

Indian and global Parliamentarians, policymakers, and diplomats speak about the importance of the smart protein sector, the need to nurture its growth, and opportunities for collaboration within and across borders.
3:20 PM to 3:45 PM
5:50 AM to 6:15 AM
11:50 AM to 12:15 PM
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Innovator's Showcase 5

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3:45 PM to 4:05 PM
6:15 AM to 6:35 AM
12:15 PM to 12:35 PM
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Industry Insights: Addressing key bottlenecks with sector-wide cooperation

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4:05 PM to 4:45 PM
6:35 AM to 7:15 AM
12:35 PM to 1:15 PM
6:35 PM to 7:15 PM

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

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4:45 PM to 5:15 PM
7:15 AM to 7:45 AM
1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
7:15 PM to 7:45 PM

NETWORKING BREAK

Collaborate virtually with fellow attendees. Your world-changing alternative protein idea could come to life amidst such inspiring company!
5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
7:45 AM to 8:30 AM
1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
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Healthy, Sustainable, and Just: Nourishing the future with smart protein

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6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
8:30 PM to 9:00 PM

VIP Address

Indian and global Parliamentarians, policymakers, and diplomats speak about the importance of the smart protein sector, the need to nurture its growth, and opportunities for collaboration within and across borders.
6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
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What Comes Next: Smart protein pathways for the next decade

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7:15 PM to 7:35 PM
9:45 AM to 10:05 AM
3:45 PM to 4:05 PM
9:45 PM to 10:05 PM

Vote of Thanks: The Mission for Smart Protein

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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 about each of these pillars of 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!

October 6 - 10, 2020