Three Cultivated Meat Innovation Challenge Research Projects Awarded Additional €1.8 Million to Commercialise Cultivated Meat

Three companies from Germany, Israel and the UK, have received a total of €1.8 million from EIT Food to develop innovative products to reduce the cost of producing cultivated meat.

The funding was awarded to research teams working on slashing the cost of cell culture media – one of the most significant barriers to commercialising this food – after their plans were originally put forward in GFIE’s Cultivated Meat Innovation Challenge.

It’s exciting to see these innovative ideas, which include “teaching” plants to produce growth factors and scaling up production of a formula made from up-cycled agroforestry side-streams, turned into plans that could be brought to the market within two years.

These innovations could help cultivated meat companies worldwide drive prices down and turn this more sustainable way of making meat into a commercial reality.