The science of alternative proteins
Cultivated meat, plant-based foods and fermentation offer exciting research opportunities with huge societal benefits.
As an international NGO, the Good Food Institute Europe works with scientists to develop, fund and promote open-access research on alternative proteins.
Dive into the alternative protein research ecosystem
Explore our pages below to learn more about our scientific work and how you can get involved, from our Alternative Protein Project student chapters, information on research funding and grant opportunities, free resources on a wide array of sustainable protein topics, and networking opportunities for existing researchers!
Learn more about available courses, how to get alternative proteins on the curriculum at your institution, and our Alternative Protein Project university chapters.
Learn more about key projects and available research funding for alternative protein projects.
Explore our library of free-to access resources on plant-based, cultivated and fermentation-made meat, seafood, eggs and dairy.
Join our community of researchers today to forge connections, find industry and academic collaborators, and learn about the latest science.
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Priority research areas
Advancing Solutions for Alternative Proteins (ASAP) is GFI’s database of research gaps, commercial whitespaces, technological needs, and investment priorities along the alternative protein value chain.
State of the Science
Alternative proteins offer some of the most game-changing research opportunities around the world. Here are the latest developments in the scientific ecosystem.
Latest science news
From Portugal to Türkiye – students across Europe are taking a leading role in a global movement turning universities into…
Meet the researcher: Expanding the tentacles of alternative seafood research with Frederico Ferreira
A researcher working to develop the first cultivated octopus product is at the heart of a €7 million project bringing…
“Per me, ora è molto peggio”. L’Italia alla prese con una fuga dei cervelli sulla scia del controverso divieto di utilizzo della carne coltivata
Dopo che l’Italia è diventata l’unico paese al mondo ad aver vietato la carne coltivata, parliamo con i ricercatori del…
“We will have to leave because we don’t have a future here.” Italian researchers fear brain drain in wake of controversial cultivated meat ban
Following the controversial cultivated meat ban, some fear an exodus of talented young scientists – particularly unwelcome given nearly 10%…
The results of a £15.6 million funding call round out a bumper year for British alternative protein researchers and entrepreneurs.
This year has been pivotal for alternative proteins, particularly in Europe. Here is our round-up of GFI Europe’s 2023 highlights.
The UK’s Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) has today highlighted the critical role that alternative proteins like cultivated…
The latest Horizon Europe deadlines are fast approaching, with calls offering exciting opportunities closing early in 2024. Our Research and…