Phase 1: Induction (17th September 2021)

Certification from GFI India’s Smart Protein Digital Lab

Test your understanding of the smart protein sector through digital assessments and a live leadership board for participants across India. Participants scoring 60% or more will be certified from the world’s first Smart Protein Digital Lab. Certified participants will be added into The Good Food Institute’s Talent Database, viewed by smart protein companies in India and all over the world while recruiting.

Match-Making & Team Creation Week (22th October 2021)

Build a mission-aligned founding team for your smart protein solution

TestParticipants certified from GFI India’s Smart Protein Lab will be invited to form teams for Phase 2 onwards. You will be able to build a strong founding team to complement your own areas of expertise from a strong talent pool of students, scientists, researchers and industry professionals.

Phase 2: Ideation (1st November 2021)

Develop solutions to the most pressing challenges in the smart protein sector

We have designed specific problem statements (Track 1) and identified broad themes (Track 2) on some of the overarching bottlenecks in the smart protein sector. You will have the opportunity to build solutions to achieve speed and scale towards the creation of alternative protein products.

Phase 3: Inspiration (13th December 2021)

Build your smart protein solution

You will have the opportunity to build a technologically feasible solution to specific challenges in the smart protein sector with access to materials on science, technology, and business, mentorship in the form of focused webinars and 1:1 advisory sessions from GFI India’s team and industry experts.

Phase 4: Initiation (4th February 2022)

Showcase your smart protein solution

You will have the opportunity to transform your smart protein idea into reality. You will gain insights from leading industry experts to strengthen your value proposition with the potential for collaboration and development opportunities.

Demo Day – World Protein Day (27th February 2022)

Stand a chance to win mentorship opportunities from industry experts, incubation support, and cash prizes from a prize pool of INR 20 lakhs

Finalists in Track 1 and Track 2 across plant-based, fermentation-derived, and cultivated technology areas will be chosen and invited to present to investors and advisors during a Demo Day. Impress our panel with your pitch, and you could secure mentorship opportunities and funding to launch your smart protein project into the world!
With a prize pool of up to INR 20 lakhs, the top 20 winning teams stand a chance to win up to INR 1 lakh each! Ten teams from Track 1: Innovation and ten teams from Track 2: Entrepreneurship will be awarded cash prizes at the end of Phase 4’s Demo Day.
For more details on the evaluation process for Track 1 and Track 2 across each phase and technology area please refer to the evaluation criteria.