Smart Protein Innovation Challenge Solutions Wall
Solutions for a sustainable protein supply, by the youth of India.
The India Smart Protein Innovation Challenge was launched by GFI India, Gastrotope and its partners in July 2020, to educate hundreds of young students, researchers, and early stage professionals in the science and business of smart protein. The Challenge addresses a critical need in the plant-based meat, egg, and dairy sector – a dearth of scientific and innovative talent to empower entrepreneurs, food corporations, research groups, and other key stakeholders. You can read more about why the Challenge is so high-impact, in this blog by GFI India Innovation Specialist Shardul Dabir.
In Phase 1 (Induction Phase), 1084 candidates from 250+ universities and organizations across India engaged in the challenge, consuming over 30 hours of GFI India resources focused on the science and business of the smart protein sector, and were tested on their newly acquired knowledge with a bi-weekly assessment. This was the world’s first Smart Protein Digital Lab, and candidates who qualified from Phase 1 have received certification for completing the curriculum. The Digital Lab had a completion rate of over 70%, which is far, far higher than one would expect for online courses – bearing testimony to the Lab’s quality and the urgent need for such a curriculum in India focused on the smart protein Industry.
- Plant-Based Meat
- Plant-Based Seafood
- Plant-Based Eggs
- Plant-Based Dairy
- Powering Plant-Based Solutions
More details about the challenge can be found here. And if you are looking for interns, employees, or other kinds of collaborators more generally, check out the GFI India Talent Database – where multiple employers have found relevant talent in the past. If you are a prospective employer, please write to GFI India Innovation Specialist Shardul Dabir at firstname.lastname@example.org for access, including details of your hiring needs in the mail.