FTIC Food Tech Start Up Challenge

Congratulations to the finalists of Nurasa’s inaugural FTIC Food Tech Start-up Challenge!

Our Open Call received an overwhelming response, with game-changing ideas submitted from all across the globe. After a thorough selection process, we are excited to unveil the innovative food tech start-ups that are moving through to the Make-Phase.

In the next phase dedicated to product development, finalists will receive mentoring from seasoned food tech industry experts, hone their business skills through exclusive workshops, as well as gain exposure to an extensive network of ecosystem contacts – as they work toward the final Pitch and Tasting Day in June 2023.

Congratulations and welcome to The Challenge!

Algrow BiosciencesAllium BioAuX LabsFormoMeatiplyMycosortiaPreferThe Mediterranean Food Lab (MFL)ULTIMEAT (M) SDN BHDWEMEET

Thank you to our amazing Challenge organising partners
A*STAR – Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI), The Trendlines Group Agrifood Innovation Centre and to Enterprise Singapore for the tremendous support!

ScaleUp Bio, the joint venture company by the Asia Sustainable Foods Platform and global nutrition leader ADM, inked a partnership with Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR)’s Singapore Institute of Food Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) to establish a joint pilot lab for food startups specialising in precision fermentation. The lab will be located in the Food Tech Innovation Centre (FTIC), a facility operated by the Asia Sustainable Foods Platform in partnership with SIFBI, at Biopolis, Singapore, and due for delivery in 2023.

To read the full story in Food Ingredients 1st, click on the link:


Photo credit: Cremer Sustainable Foods

In attendance during the official opening of the Cremer Sustainable Foods facility in Singapore were (from left to right):
Cremer Group Head of New Ventures and M&A Marcel Strassburg, Nurasa Board, Chairman Pradeep Pant,  Cremer Sustainable Nutrition General Manager Damianm, Krueger, Singapore Minister of State for Trade and Industry Low Yen Ling, Cremerm, Group Chairman Dr Claus Georg Nette, Nurasa CEO Mathys Boeren and Singapore, EDB Executive Vice President Damian Chan.

Cremer Sustainable Foods, a joint venture company between the Asia Sustainable Foods Platform and German food industry leader CREMER, opened its new 11,000 sq ft CDMO facility in Tuas, Singapore, for food companies who require the use of high-moisure extrusion (HME) technology in producing plant-based alternative proteins.

Click on the link to read the full story in the Business Times:


The establishment of the Asia Sustainable Foods Platform was announced by Temasek at the inaugural Singapore International Agri-Food Week (SIAW) to “accelerate the commercialisation of food technologies.”

To read the full story in the Straits Times, click on the link (the site may require a subscription):