14 Feb 19:30

Food Track in Coller Startup Competition- An Exciting Meetup on Foodtech Trends- Alternative Proteins


We are excited to invite you to learn from the experts about the world of foodtech trends and about this track at the Coller Startup Competition.

The field of alternative proteins is trying to produce new technologies for the development of products identical to animal products, without the use of animals, using technologies such as cultured meat, plant proteins and fermentation. This field is economically groundbreaking and is estimated to dominate 10% of the meat industry in the next decade

We are pleased to invite you to a lecture by Prof. Oded Shoseyov, a senior scientist from the Hebrew University and a serial entrepreneur who has established 15 companies will discuss and share this fascinating topic

Speaker and panelists:

Oded Shoseyov PhD

A faculty member of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Shoseyov’s research is in plant molecular biology protein engineering and nano-biotechnology. His group focuses on Bio-Inspired Nanocomposite materials. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 scientific publications and is the inventor or co-inventor of 94 patents. Shoseyov is a TED speaker. His talk was translated to 21 languages with more than 1.8 million views

Ilanit Kabessa-Cohen is an Agri-FoodTech expert, Chair of the Coller Foodtech Startup Competition and a Venturing & Innovation leader with a proven track record of over 20 years. Career positions include: Head Dole Ventures, Head of Innovation and Digital Business unit, Nestle and Head of Nestle Open Innovation Hub in Israel.

​Nir Goldstein leads The Good Food Institute's work in Israel. GFI focuses on accelerating the research, development and penetration of alternative protein technologies to global markets. GFI promotes plant-based, fermented and cultivated meat, eggs and dairy through three programmatic areas: Science and Technology, Policy and Corporate Engagement. Prior to GFI, Nir worked as a management consultant to startups, investors, food manufacturers and NGOs.