The business of sustainable protein
Rocketing consumer demand is driving huge investment in Europe’s plant-based, cultivated meat and fermentation sectors.
As an international NGO, the Good Food Institute Europe supports the food industry to make delicious and affordable plant-based meat available across Europe, and prepares the sector for the arrival of cultivated meat.
Building the roadmap to sustainable protein success
Europe’s plant-based, cultivated meat and fermentation companies are growing rapidly. But to keep up the momentum and maximise its potential benefits for the environment, food security and public health, the sustainable protein sector needs to be strategic.
GFI Europe has spoken to 26 investors, entrepreneurs and other industry experts from 10 countries about where the challenges are. Our findings will help the sector chart a course to success.
European sustainable protein company database
Explore the landscape of plant-based, cultivated meat and fermentation companies in Europe. Use the database to stay up-to-date on new companies and products in the space, find a manufacturing partner, or identify groundbreaking startups.
Sustainable protein manufacturers and brands
Use this database view to identify European companies producing plant-based, cultivated and fermentation-made meat, eggs, dairy and seafood.
Sustainable proteins ingredient and equipment companies
Use this database view to identify European companies producing ingredients or equipment for plant-based, cultivated, and fermentation-made meat, eggs, dairy and seafood. While a wide variety of inputs can be used for these products, companies are only included in the database if sustainable protein applications are a key focus of the company.
Global company database
Visit GFI’s global company database to explore sustainable protein companies around the world, add companies that aren’t on our list, or request updates to our data.
Resources for investors and industry
Plant-based in 2021: new product development, investment analytics, scientific and technical advancements, consumer insights, regulatory developments, and more.
Cultivated meat in 2021: the commercial landscape, investment statistics, regulatory and industry developments, scientific progress, research priorities, and more.
Fermentation in 2021: the competitive landscape, innovation opportunities, product and ingredient applications, investment trends, regulatory status, and more.
The plant-based and cultivated seafood industry’s commercial landscape, investment, US sales data and consumer insights from 2021.
Study of the cost of producing cultivated meat at scale, conducted by independent researchers CE Delft.
How to explain the science of plant-based, cultivated meat and fermentation to the public in plain, accessible language.
Find consultants who can offer insights to help you evaluate plant-based, fermentation and cultivated meat companies you’re considering investing in.
Our industry expert
Carlotte Lucas leads our corporate engagement work, connecting with companies and investors across Europe to encourage investment and innovation in sustainable proteins.
Latest industry news
The predictions business is a tricky game, so we leant on collective wisdom to help us. Here are the top 5 most predicted sustainable protein trends for 2023.
GFI Europe’s Managing Director Richard Parr MBE looks back on GFI Europe at four years old, all that has been achieved and the next exciting chapter for the organisation.
The ‘valley of death’ is the name given to the dangerous early period for innovations and startups after seed funding investment has begun to run low in the transition to…
2022 has been another momentous year for plant-based foods, cultivated meat and fermentation.
Consumers are cutting down on conventional meat across major European countries while interest in plant-based and cultivated meat is growing, a new survey has found.
GFI Europe attended IFFA, the world’s largest meat industry trade fair, to encourage the sector to get involved with plant-based and cultivated meat.
GFI’s latest state of the industry reports show plant-based meat sales climbed to record highs across Europe in 2021.
Dr Parag Acharya from the University of Greenwich shares his advice for researchers interested in sustainable proteins.
GFI’s global corporate engagement
GFI’s business experts work with investors and entrepreneurs across the private sector to advance the sustainable protein industry and enable market breakthroughs. Learn more about their work.