Several aquaculture alternative seafood startups are participating in the fourth SPACE-F food-tech startup incubator and accelerator program. The initiative is a collaboration between the National Innovation Agency, Thai Union Group, Mahidol University, Thai Beverage and Deloitte Thailand.
Participants are supported with mentorship, networking opportunities and funding to develop their ideas and scale their businesses. The initiative is meant to provide access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources at Mahidol University, a leading Thai university, and processing, packaging, and distribution coaching from, Thai Union, one of the world’s largest seafood players.
Seafood-related startups joining the incubator program include:
- ImpacFat (Singapore): Enhancing nutrition and taste of alternative meats with fish cell-based fat.
- Marina Biosciences (Singapore): Cultivated seafood.
Seafood-related startups joining the accelerator program include:
- Genesea (Israel): produces alternative protein ingredients from microalgae.
- NovoNutrients (United States): produces microbial protein for applications including aquafeeds.
- TeOra (Singapore): manufactures proprietary peptides for immunostimulation and disease prevention. The startup is targeting whitespot syndrome virus (WSSV) prevention in shrimp.
- AlgaHealth (Israel): is developing nutraceuticals from microalgae.
- Seadling (Malaysia): a pioneering seaweed biotechnology company that uses a community-based distributed farming model and bio-manufacturing technology to produce functional ingredients, additives and supplements for feed manufacturers.
(Source: The Fish Site)