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Top picks for the 3rd Fermentation-Enabled Alternative Protein Summit

Biosafe is thrilled to participate in the upcoming 3rd Fermentation-Enabled Alternative Protein Summit in Amsterdam, on 2nd – 4th July, 2024. This summit has rapidly become a cornerstone for professionals in precision and biomass fermentation, offering a comprehensive view of novel ingredients and products and their commercialisation.

A Deep Dive into Fermentation Innovation and Regulatory Challenges


Following a tumultuous year for the alternative protein industry in 2023, European governments committed to more than €400 million of funding to feed the future sustainably, revitalising hopes for formalised regulatory approval processes for fermentation technologies.

The agenda for this year’s summit is packed with sessions that cater to the diverse needs of the alternative proteins community. Topics range from technical advancements in strain development and fermentation processes to commercial strategies and regulatory insights that are critical for navigating global markets.

The summit will feature 30+ expert speakers who will share their experience in fermentation and provide insights on the dos and don'ts of alternative protein fermentation. The focus is on the technical implications for the production of novel foods, including strain development and synthetic biology technologies, scale-up planning and execution of case studies, and ideal fermentation design panel discussions.



Biosafe’s Breakout Session

Highlighting our active role in this transformative landscape, Biosafe is proud to announce a breakout session on the second conference day July 4th, scheduled for 10:30 AM. Our CEO, Dr. Pauliina Halimaa, will be delivering a thought-provoking talk. Titled “Authorisation of Alternative Proteins in the EU,” the talk will provide a comprehensive overview of the EU regulatory pathways for alternative proteins, shedding light on the use of genetically modified microorganisms and the importance of transparency regulation and QPS (Qualified Presumption of Safety) concepts specific to the EU.

Our Top Picks

Biosafe is particularly interested in several key sessions that align with our focus on ensuring safety and compliance in novel food innovations. In chronological order:

1. Designing Scalable Analytical Tools to Measure the Functional Properties of Alternative Proteins 

  • When: July 2, 11:45 AM
  • Speaker: Paulina Skrzeszewska, Biotechnology Manager, Unilever 
  • Why it's a pick: This session will address the challenges of characterising alternative proteins' functionality, an area crucial for ensuring that novel food products meet stringent safety and quality standards before hitting the market.

2. Achieving Industrial Capacity of Biomass Fermentation Through Considered Selection & Development

  • When: July 3, 11:30 AM
  • Speaker: Bosco Garcia, Founder & CEO, MOA Foodtech
  • Why it's a pick: Garcia's insights into optimising microbial strain productivity are vital for companies  looking to scale operations while maintaining compliance with global food safety regulations.

3. Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Develop High Throughput Screening Techniques of Robust Strains 

  • When: July 3, 12:00 PM
  • Speaker: Dean Sherry, Bioinformatics Scientist, De Novo Labs
  • Why it's a pick: AI's role in enhancing strain selection processes will mean more efficient and safer food production.

4. Panel Discussion: Supercharging Industry Collaboration to Lobby for Regulatory Approval & Drive Innovation

  • When: July 4, 9:30 AM
  • Speakers: Christian Poppe, Director of Public Affairs Formo Bio; Paulo Gonçalves Teixeira, Chief Innovation Officer, Mycorena; Kelly Mulder, Chief Scientific Officer, Bon Vivant; Marcel Wubbolts, Chief Technology Officer, Vivici
  • Why it's a pick: This discussion highlights the importance of collaborative efforts across the industry to navigate regulatory landscapes—a key area of focus for Biosafe too.

5. Building Secure Supply Chains & Utilising Effective End-to-End Project Management for Facility Design (4.6. 3:30 PM)

  • Speaker: Risto Ikonen, Head of Plant Engineering, Enifer
  • Why it's a pick: Ensuring the integrity of supply chains and efficient facility design is critical for the sustainable scale-up of novel protein production.


Join us at the summit

We warmly invite all attendees to join Dr. Halimaa's session and visit our team throughout the summit to discuss how Biosafe can support your initiatives in the alternative proteins space. For more detailed information and to schedule a personal meeting with our team, please visit the official event site.

In addition to the in-depth example-based sessions, the focus day is set to explore the commercial and regulatory journeys from innovators such as Better Dairy, Unilever Research, and ENOUGH.

See the full event guide here.



Meet us on 2–4 July in Amsterdam!

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Pauliina Halimaa, PhD
Managing Director, Biosafe

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Published: 12.06.2024

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