Areas of expertise: sustainable protein research funding, EU and national government science policy, climate and environmental policy.
Acacia works with scientists, policymakers and other organisations to secure government funding for plant-based and cultivated meat innovation, and make researchers aware of funding opportunities.
She is based in Brussels, Belgium, and her background is in European environmental policy, international development in the European Commission, and with New Zealand’s Mission to the EU.
Public research funding
Acacia leads our work to secure public funding for sustainable protein research. Learn more about her work and access R&D resources.
Latest updates from Acacia
The UK government has invested £1 million to develop and commercialise stem cell lines, helping companies produce cultivated meat.
The Dutch government has announced a record €60 million of funding for cultivated meat and precision fermentation.
Nearly half of European consumers who want to eat less meat by switching to plant-based products think not enough options are available.
The Danish government has announced over 1.25 billion kroner (€168 million) to advance plant-based foods, as part of an unprecedented climate agreement.
Horizon Europe has announced €32 million in funding, in its biggest-ever package of support covering plant-based, cultivated meat and fermentation.