Awards celebrate innovators leading the way in protein industry

Published: 25-Jul-2016

The 9th Protein Summit takes place on 19–21 September 2016 in Lille, France, and will bring food industry experts from around the world together

The protein industry is booming with soaring consumer demand and a wealth of new products and innovations changing the way that people think about and consume protein.

The new Bridge2Food Protein Awards are designed to showcase the disruptors shaking up the industry and celebrate the entrepreneurs and organisations creating new ingredients, categories and products driving growth and innovation.

Judge Dr Volker Heinz, MD, DIL (Germany) said: 'Today’s innovations in the protein industry will determine what and how we eat in 30 years. These awards are important because they bridge the gap between food science and practice.'

Judge Dr Stacy Pyett of NIZO food research says: 'The Protein Awards are a great way to celebrate successes and to be inspired by visionary companies! I want to support and celebrate companies that work on changing the world for the better.'

The award categories are

  • Best New Category Development: awarded to a company that has created a new category within the food and protein sector
  • Best New Protein Food: awarded to a truly innovative product that has introduced a new concept, offered real value and had a significant market impact
  • Most Disruptive Technology: awarded to truly disruptive and innovative technology that has changed the market for a better food world
  • Most Novel Ingredient: celebrates new protein ingredients that are truly innovative and offered measurable benefits for manufacturers and consumers.

Closing date for entries is 31 August 2016 when the expert panel of judges will select a shortlist of finalists. To enter the awards, click here.

The winners will be announced at the 9th Protein Summit 2016, (19–21 September, Lille, Northern France).

Judge Dr Rickey Yada, Professor of Food Science at University of British Columbia (Canada), says: 'The Bridge2Food Protein Awards incentivise innovation and being a witness to, and drawing inspiration from, this innovation drives my involvement with the jury board.'

Gerard Klein Essink, Director, Bridge2Food, said: 'Exciting times lie ahead. These awards reflect growing innovation within the protein sector. Our prestigious judging panel are looking forward to receiving entries from a broad range of companies showcasing the growth, diversity and success of the protein industry.'

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