EVENT | Protein Port: Shaping the Sustainable Protein Transition - Nov 2

Protein Port is an initiative to strengthen the Dutch ecosystem to boost innovation for alternative proteins.

The second Protein Port event will be organized at Naturalis in Leiden on Wednesday November 2, 12.00 - 17.00h.

Protein Port is an initiative to strengthen the Dutch ecosystem to boost innovation for alternative proteins. Planet.Bio and InnovationQuarter coordinate the initiative.

With 70+ confirmed participants from a variety of organizations we are sure this will be another great networking opportunity to strengthen our community.

On June 1st, 60 professionals regionally active in alternative proteins gathered in The Hague to connect and share perspectives on how to speed up the protein transition. Check out the highlights of the event (including some great video interviews and aftermovie)!

Since June, several initiatives have sprouted from the Protein Port community; there are many new members; and there is a lot of movement in the protein space. Time to reconnect!

10:00 – Optional: Visit the Naturalis museum (free of charge)

12:00 – 13:00 Registration & Vegetarian lunch
12:30 – 12:40 Film: The cultivated meat farm
13:00 – 13:25 Welcome & Update on Protein Port   Cindy Gerhardt, Planet B.io
13:25 – 13:45 Inspirational speech: Biodiversity and alternative proteins   Professor Louise Vet
13:45 – 14:30 Spectacular matchmaking   Auctioneer JP
14:30 – 14:50 Break
14:50 – 15:00 International market developments    Floor Buitelaar, Bright Green Partners
15.00 – 15:20 Behind the headlines: News from the Protein Port community    Panel
15:20 – 15:55 Smashing deals   Auctioneer JP
15:55 – 16:00 Closing    Cindy Gerhardt
16:00 – 17:00 Networking & drinks


Inspiration: Biodiversity and alternative proteins 
We are excited that Professor Louise Vet will give an inspirational speech about biodiversity and its relation to trends in alternative proteins. Louise is former-director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and emeritus professor in Evolutionary Ecology at Wageningen University. 





Matchmaking: Protein Port is all about speeding up the protein transition through collaboration. On November 2, we want to create meaningful connections -and many of them- to solve practical challenges. We are happy that ‘JP’, a seasoned auctioneer, will help us. We invite you to already start thinking about two key questions: “What skills, knowledge and connections do you need from fellow Protein Port members to be successful?” And “what can you bring to other members in the community?”

Behind the headlines Panel: what’s new in cell-based proteins?
The panel conversation revolves around key developments in cell-based proteins, one of the key novel developments where NL is developing an important competitive position.

For the panel we invited three companies, an education organization and an investor, all of them have all been in the news recently:

  • Mine Uran, Founder & CEO, Alver
  • Damien van der Bijl, Investment Director, Capricorn Partners
  • Fabian van der Horst, Director Inholland | Agri, Food & Life Sciences 
  • Hans Huistra, COO, Meatable
  • Robert E. Jones, Head of Public Affairs, Mosa Meat

Venue: Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden. Naturalis has two entrances: Darwinweg 2 (coming by foot) and Mendelweg 2 (coming by car or bike).
Getting there and parking: see Naturalis site

Who will be there?
Protein Port is a growing community of organizations in the alternative protein space:

ADM, Alver, Andritz, ArtinBioscience, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade), Barentz, Bestico, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Biobased Delta, Biomi, Biotic, BlueCity, BlueHorizon, De Brabantse Ontwikkelings Maatschappij, Bosque Foods, Bioprocess Pilot Facility, Brave New Food, Burgs Food, Campus@Sea, Cargill, Cefetra, Codrico, Cosun, Cradle, DAB, Deep Branch, DSM, Dutch Sea Weed Group, Enough, EV Biotech, Fooditive, FoodValley, FUL Foods, GEA, Getinge / Applikon, Good Food Institute, Goodmills Innovation, GPEC (green Protein Excellence Center), Green Protein Alliance, Greenport West-Holland, GrowY, Holland Bio, IFF, In Holland, InnovationQuarter, Insectocycle, IV Industrie, Lanzatech, LGEM, LSBI, Meatable, Metropool Region Rotterdam Den Haag, Microharvest, MOA Foodtech, Mosa Meat, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, New Harvest, Nopalm, North Sea Farmers, Oost NL, Planet B.io, Plantbase, Proeon, Protein Competence Center, Proteins of Tomorrow, ProVeg, Provincie Zuid Holland, Rabobank, Respect.Farms, Row Nutrition, Royal A-ware, RVO, Shift Invest, Sibo, Sophie’s Bionutrients, Spireaux, Sun Bear Bioworks, SWTechnology, The Protein Brewery, The Seaweed Company, TheProteinnClub, Those Vegan Cowboys, TKI Agri&Food, TNO, Triskelion, TUDelft, Unilever, Upstream, VWR International, Westland Kaas, Xpure, Capricorn, Giuseppin, Unknown Group, 24Innovation

Let’s connect!

Have you already joined the ProteinPort Linkedin group to stay up-to-date and connected with the community?

If you have any questions, let's get in touch!

Michiel de Man 

Anne-claire van Altvorst