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CSIRO: Just Meat Protein Powder – seeking partners and investors

Aarti Tobin, Science Lead at Just Meat Co

Opportunity for

  • Food and Beverage Manufacturers, Contract Manufacturers, Sports nutrition companies, Industry Partners and Investors^ interested in a novel protein powder solution.
    ^This opportunity is only for professional and sophisticated investors.

Opportunity description

Industry challenge

An estimated one billion people worldwide suffer from a protein deficiency. There is a growing consumer demand and a huge market for protein powders. Current protein powders on the market are either dairy or plant-based. However, plant protein powders do not fulfil nutritional requirements in terms of a balanced amino acid profile and there are allergy concerns with dairy protein powders (10% of the worldwide population have an allergy). In addition, these powders have challenges around solubility and mouthfeel/texture.

Just Meat is a food ingredient company delivering protein solutions for the food and beverage industry. Using our novel platform process, Just Meat is developing commercial ingredients to boost the protein, and other key nutritional aspects of high protein products.

Current opportunity

The opportunity is currently being incubated within CSIRO. In the next six months, we are seeking to collaborate with the following types of partners:

  • Food and Beverage Manufacturers who would be interested in using the protein powder in their products, particularly in the Sports Nutrition industry.
  • Contract Manufacturers who would be willing to work with us on scaling up our process.
  • Industry Partners and Investors who would be interested in co-creating this venture.

Our target markets are diverse, from enhancing the performance of athletes and gym enthusiasts, through to supporting nutritional needs of developing nations.

The solution introduces innovation into the meat supply chain, and provides a unique opportunity for meat processors to generate more value from of the animals that they are processing.

To find out more about this opporutnity or to express interest go to "Enquire now".

Opportunity background

The technology has been developed over the last four years by world class researchers at CSIRO in collaboration with Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA). We have taken the process from the lab bench to pilot scale and spent significant time on optimising the process and product.

A patent will protect the IP involved in the process with know-how and trade secrets packaged around this.

Potential other applications

The applications for this product are almost endless - from military applications, aged care, third-world and vulnerable population nutrition, space technologies, infant nutrition through to wider applications in the food and beverage space.


^Professional and sophisticated investors as defined in the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The content of this opportunity is intended for use by persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments and must not be acted or relied upon by any other person including, without limitation, retail clients.

Opportunity type

Seeking investment, Joint venture, Field trial, Seeking partners

Express interest by

Friday, 15 November 2024 23:00 Australia/Sydney

Readiness

Mid to Late (TRL 5-9)
For opportunities that are seeking solutions providers who are in the mid to late stages of readiness.
What does this mean?
Describes the stage of the challenge or opportunity being pursued.

Opportunity led by

Multiple industries
Alternative protein Aquaculture Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Cross industry Dairy Fruits Natural capital assets Nuts Oilseeds Other rural industries Pasture, fodder & feed Poultry Pulse grains Sugar Vegetables Wild catch fisheries

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

As Australia’s national science agency and innovation catalyst, CSIRO solves the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We …
  • Location

    Global

  • Organisation type

    Public research organisation

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