Novel Ingredients and Applications from Ocean-Derived Ingredients

Thai UnionAPPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED. 

Thai Union is hosting an Innovation Challenge for start-ups developing novel ingredients and applications from ocean-derived ingredients.

Three finalists will be selected to pitch live on stage at the Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit in Singapore on October 31-November 2, reaching a powerful global audience of agri-food stakeholders. Finalists were announced in early September, scroll down to find out.

The challenge winner will receive invaluable support and guidance from Thai Union’s Global Innovation team, benefitting from the company’s rich history of seafood expertise and innovation to make a positive impact in the realm of diet and nutrition.

The Challenge

Novel Applications from Ocean-Derived Ingredients

Thai Union is keen to work with innovators developing use cases which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Healthy, functional marine-derived ingredients with supporting evidence
  • Seaweed or algae-derived ingredients promoting health and wellness
  • Functional applications of marine based oils, such as extending shelf-life properties
  • Using precision fermentation to produce ingredients that otherwise would be marine-sourced

Solutions do not have to be sourced from the ocean, but do need to have a link with it.

Timeline:

  • Monday August 7, 5PM SGT – WEBINAR
  • Wednesday August 16 – ENTRIES CLOSE, SELECTIONS BEGIN
  • Tuesday September 5 – FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
  • Tuesday October 31 – FINALISTS PITCH AT THE SUMMIT AND WINNER ANNOUNCED

What Will They Win?

The finalists will present their solutions live on stage at the Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit on Tuesday October 31, with questions from a panel of Thai Union senior executives before the winner is crowned in front of the global agri-food audience.

The challenge winner will receive invaluable support and guidance from Thai Union’s Global Innovation team, including technical expertise, regulatory assistance, and formulation development, to bring their ideas to life and make a positive impact in the realm of diet and nutrition. All three finalists will benefit from PR visibility to our extensive global agri-food audience, with complimentary passes to attend the three-day summit for networking and learning opportunities.

Webinar

INNOVATION CHALLENGE INSIGHTS WEBINAR: MONDAY AUGUST 7   

Senior executives from Thai Union’s Global Innovation team, Tunyawat Kasemsuwan and Chris Aurand, discussed the innovation challenge in a live interactive Q&A webinar on Monday August 7th at 5pm Singapore SGT.

Watch the webinar to revisit exclusive industry insight and hear tips for start-ups wanting to get their entry noticed.

REWATCH THE WEBINAR

ENTRIES CLOSED AUGUST 16

Thank you to all who submitted solutions for the Thai Union Innovation Challenge. We are in the process of shortlisting the finalists with our Challenge Partner, Thai Union. All entrants will be updated by mid-September with selection updates. Good luck! For any questions about the competition, please contact marketing@rethinkevents.com