Ecosystem Partners

Ecosystem Partners

Introducing Nurasa’s Ecosystem Partners with whom we collaborate closely,
leveraging synergies and a spirit of strategic innovation

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Archer Daniel Midlands (ADM)

ADM unlocks the power of nature to enrich the quality of life. We’re a premier global human and animal nutrition company, delivering solutions today with an eye to the future. We’re blazing new trails in health and well-being as our scientists develop groundbreaking products to support healthier living. We’re a cutting-edge innovator leading the way to a new future of plant-based consumer and industrial solutions to replace petroleum-based products. We’re an unmatched agricultural supply chain manager and processor, providing food security by connecting local needs with global capabilities. And we’re a leader in sustainability, scaling across entire value chains to help decarbonize our industry and safeguard our planet. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow.

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A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Food and Biotechnology Innovation (SIFBI) drives innovation in food and biotechnology, advancing Singapore’s aim to be Asia’s food innovation hub. It supports Singapore’s “30 by 30” goal of boosting local produce capabilities and aims to satisfy the global market’s demand for more sustainably produced foods that are safe, healthy and enjoyed for their sensorial attributes.

SIFBI brings together end-to-end research capabilities encompassing biotechnology (discovery of producing strains, genetic engineering, biotransformation), nutrition, food process engineering and cutting-edge analytics under one roof. It collaborates with a wide range of industry partners as well as local and international universities to undertake research in alternative foods and the circular bioeconomy. The institute also drives the development of high value-added ingredients, future foods and new food systems to deliver value in organoleptic qualities and nutrition in a sustainable manner.

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CREMER was founded in 1946 by Peter Cremer. Today, in its third generation of family ownership, the company has grown to become an established German multinational with a long‐standing history of success in trade, logistics and industry. With over 2,000 employees in over 70 companies and holdings, CREMER is active on all continents. In recent years, recognising the growing market for healthy and sustainable food products, CREMER embarked on a growth strategy in the plant‐based protein segment. The company has now committed investments into plant‐based contract manufacturing capabilities in North America, Europe and Asia, and is well‐equipped to help clients in the plant‐based space with their various contract manufacturing needs. Our growing contract manufacturing business allows us to offer sustainable products and services, prioritising the health and safety of our colleagues, and ensuring sustainable supply chains for our customers. The world is our market.

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Cremer Sustainable Foods

Cremer Sustainable Foods, a joint venture between Nurasa and CREMER, is one of the first companies in Asia to offer contract development and manufacturing organisational (CDMO) capabilities of plant-based meat and fish alternatives using industrial-level equipment. Our 1,000 sqm facility offers high-moisture extrusion (HME) technology that is committed to the highest standards in food safety, workplace safety and operational excellence. Cremer Sustainable Foods. We are your plant-based food contract manufacturing partner.

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ScaleUp Bio

A joint venture between Nurasa and ADM, ScaleUp Bio is the first in Singapore, and one of the first in Asia, to offer end-to-end food-grade CDMO facilities and services in microbial and precision fermentation from lab to pilot scale. Our team is highly proficient in submerged fermentation and downstream processing, allowing us to enable companies to optimise their processes and meet customers’ pilot manufacturing needs, while maintaining stringent requirements for food applications. Our joint lab with A*STAR’s SIFBI has capacity for up to 100 litres, while our 1,600 sqm HQ at LOGOS Food21 in Tuas, Singapore has capacity for up to 10,000 litres.

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The Liveability Challenge

The Liveability Challenge is a global platform that hunts for and accelerates the launch of innovative solutions to urban challenges of the 21st century in cities in the tropics. The Challenge is Asia’s biggest prize for sustainability solutions and a key highlight in Singapore’s calendar of sustainability events. With six editions successfully concluded, the Challenge in 2024 aims to accelerate urban transformation and generate quantifiable impact by providing more than S$ 2 million in funding and incubation opportunities on two main tracks – Climate Change and Food & Nutrition. The Liveability Challenge 2024 is presented by Temasek Foundation, co-presented by Nurasa and the Singapore Food Agency, and organised by Eco-Business.

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Centre for Impact Investing and Practices

The Centre for Impact Investing and Practices (CIIP) is a non-profit centre based in Singapore. Established in 2022 by Temasek Trust, a steward of philanthropic endowments and gifts, the centre's mission is to foster impact investing and practices in Asia and beyond.

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Philanthropy Asia Alliance

The Philanthropy Asia Alliance (PAA) is a Temasek Trust initiative dedicated to catalysing collaborative philanthropy in Asia through dynamic multi-sector partnerships. By harnessing collective strengths, PAA multiplies impact, accelerates positive change, and takes urgent action to address the pressing environmental and social challenges of our time. PAA’s flagship programme is the annual Philanthropy Asia Summit, supported by Temasek Trust and Temasek Foundation. PAS features Calls to Action to foster innovation, drive momentum, and scale impact in addressing environmental and social challenges.

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Panel: Driving APAC’s alternative protein ecosystem forward

  • Understanding drivers of
    consumer acceptance
  • What needs to be done to increase
    product quality – more affordability,
    nutritional value, better taste
  •  Scaling strategies for the industry to
    bridge the affordability gap
  • Operational perspective from start-ups
    – what support do they need to scale?


Karin del Rey, Program Director, Big Idea Ventures


  • Aimee Pink, Scientist, A STAR – Agency for
    Science, Technology and Research
  • Tao Zhang Co-founder, Dao Foods
  • Xiuling Guo, CEO, Nurasa
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