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TurtleTree Labs will license its technology for creating natural ingredients found in human milk to dairy and infant formula companies to produce full-composition liquid milk.

NovoNutients uses CO2 and other emissions to produce cost-effective and environmentally-friendly protein-rich fish feed, a circular solution to aquaculture's fishmeal supply problem.

Vegan leather made from apple waste is recyclable and biodegradable; produces 85% less CO2, uses 99% less water than leather; for sustainable textiles and fashion.

Backed by €30m funding and orders from global brands, Finnish cleantech will build flagship factory to scale production of regenerated biodegradable microplastic-free textile fibers.

Biotech Bluepha has secured close to $100m Series B funding to boost bioplastics production and R&D to develop greener solutions for industrial manufacturers.

Plant protein material for commercial use to replace single-use plastics, with the performance of synthetic polymers, but 100% biodegradable in the natural environment.

Compostable and edible seaweed-based packaging in a flexible product for many uses to replace polluting plastic, winning accolades from WIRED, Fortune and TIME.

With Allozymes technology, designing industrial enzymes takes months instead of years, helping industries from pharmaceuticals to foodtech get the chemicals they need much faster.

Irish alt-protein foodtech Plantruption produces nutritious fish substitutes without artificial additives, leveraging the health benefits of sustainably sourced local seaweed.

WWF-backed biotech Oceanium has developed a biorefinery that transforms seaweed into alt-proteins and compostable packaging that will soon be launched commercially.

The first in Asia and third in the world to create alternative protein from methane, offering a cost-effective, circular economy solution, producing high-protein animal feed.

BASF Venture Capital is the investment arm of the BASF Group. Founded in 2001, the VC also has offices in Ludwigshafen, San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Mumbai and Tel Aviv.Global investments include stakes in young, fast-growing companies involved in agritech, chemistry, new materials, sustainability, digitalization and disruptive business models. The firm also holds shares in technology funds that target enterprises in Asia, North America and South America.

Evonik Venture Capital is the investment arm of Evonik Industries AG, a chemicals specialty provider in Germany. The firm also has offices in the US and China.With a fund size of €250m, Evonik has made more than 30 investments since 2012. The VC mainly invests in sectors such as nutrition & care, specialty additives and smart materials. Its portfolio includes early to growth stage startups, with investments of €15m per portfolio company.

BayWa Venture GmbH is a subsidiary company of BayWa AG, the German agriculture, energy and construction conglomerate.Putting digitalization at the core of its agriculture strategy, the company is looking to expand its core business into digital services within the existing businesses. It is investigating new digital business models and stand-alone concepts through collaboration with emerging startups focusing on cutting-edge technologies in the agrifood tech space.BayWa started to invest in startups in 2012 mainly focused on online customer management, services and sales platforms. In 2015, the company purchased Farm Facts, a German farm management SaaS and in 2017 invested in Abundant Robotics, a US-based automated harvest company. One of the firms’ most recent investments has been Evja, an Italian startup developing precision farming hardware based on advanced agronomic models and machine learning technology.

Bright Success Capital Ltd is a Hong Kong-based family office founded by Hilton Tam who has previously worked at Seagate Technology and Cisco Systems. He specializes in R&D, supply chain processes and consumer electronics manufacturing. Successful investments include Flixibus and N26. The VC manages a portfolio of companies involved in manufacturing and supply chains specifically for hardware components, medical devices, drones and consumer robotics. Its investment focus covers diverse sectors like robotics, fintech, healthcare, enterprise software and deep tech.

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