2024 Conference Session

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About the Session

Isolated efforts hinder the full potential of alt-proteins, creating bottlenecks and slowing down advancement. Traditional, vertical industry structures impede knowledge sharing, resource optimization, and swift innovation. But horizontal collaboration fosters cross-pollination of ideas, accelerates progress, and unlocks transformative solutions. Imagine industry giants, startups, academics, and NGOs joining forces to break down silos and supercharging progress towards a sustainable future. In this panel, the participants will uncover the untapped potential of horizontal collaboration dedicated to breaking down inter-industry silos. Geared towards professionals and leaders across diverse sectors, the panelists will explore successful models of horizontal collaboration across diverse stakeholders, from joint research initiatives to open-source platforms, they will discuss the practical hurdles encountered in implementing horizontal collaboration and strategies to overcome them.

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The Future of Protein Production Chicago

The Meeting Place for Sustainable Protein Production in the Americas

April 29th & 30th 2025