Bridge2Food Protein Awards finalists announced

Winners will be announced at the 9th Protein Summit, which takes place on 19–21 September 2016 in Lille, France

The finalists have been announced for the first Bridge2Food Protein Awards, which celebrate those creating new ingredients, products and innovations driving growth and opportunities in the protein industry. The finalists for each category are as follows:

Best New Protein Food: awarded to a truly innovative product that has introduced a new concept, offered real value and had a significant market impact

  • Pulled Oats from Gold & Green Foods Ltd
  • Whey 20 from Science in Sport
  • Plenti Cereal from General Mills Inc

Most Disruptive Innovation: awarded to a genuinely disruptive innovation that has changed the market for a better food world

  • FeedKind Protein from Calysta
  • Cicerette from Mareve
  • U-Loop technology from Unibio A/S

Most Novel Ingredient: celebrates new protein ingredients that are truly innovative and offer measurable benefits for manufacturers and consumers

  • Vegetal Flakes from IGV GmbH
  • Mankai from Hinoman
  • GreenFood Quinoa from GreenFood 50

'The judges were impressed with the very high quality of entries received from a broad range of sectors,' said Gerard Klein Essink of Bridge2Food, a knowledge and network agency based in the Netherlands. 'The finalists should be very proud of their achievement that reflects growing innovation within the protein sector.'

The winners will be announced at the 9th Protein Summit, which takes place on 19-21 September, in Lille, France) This specialist summit brings together experts from around the world to share their visions and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the global proteins world.

The Expert Judging Panel:

  • Pat Robinson, Business Development Manager, CircleUp (USA)
  • Mike Velings, co-Founder, Aqua-Spark
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard van Lengerich, Seeding the Future Foundation
  • Dr Anne Wagner, Corporate Research & Development Director, Tereos (France)
  • Dr. Cindy Gerhardt, COO Biotechnology Centre, DSM (The Netherlands)
  • Greg Bonnefin, Group Director, Newly Weds Foods (Thailand)
  • Dr. Volker Heinz, Managing Director, DIL (Germany) 
  • Dr Stacy Pyett, Business Development Manager, NIZO (Netherlands)
  • Dr. Rickey Yada - Professor, Land & Food Systems University of British Columbia (Canada)
  • Johan De Coninck – Business Development Manager, IAR (France)
  • Dr Kees de Gooijer – TKI Agri & Food (Netherlands)
  • Sam Waterfall – Senior Consultant, The Healthy Marketing Team Ltd (UK)
  • Roger Gilbert, Managing Director, Perendale Publishing (UK)
  • Juliette De Perthuis, Consultant, Nutrikeo
  • Claire Nuttall, Founder, The Brand Incubator

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