SAVE THE DATE: Horizon4Proteins Webinar Series | Novel Proteins for Feed | 26 June | 11.00-12.00 CET

While facing climate change and natural resource scarcity, ensuring sufficient, nutritious, safe and affordable food to a fast growing world population with changing dietary habits becomes increasingly challenging. The protein supply is in this respect most critical. Integration of a variety of new or alternative protein sources from both terrestrial and aquatic origin into new and/or existing processes or products needs to be explored, in order to develop and ensure more sustainable, resilient supply chains, featuring high consumer acceptability by a clean labelling approach and attractive market opportunities.

Sharing this goal, the EU H2020 funded projects NextGenProteinsProFuturesmart protein and SUSINCHAIN launched Horizon4Proteins at the end of 2021 to work together in key aspects such as: Consumer acceptance of alternative proteinsSafety and Regulatory challengesFood applications, and Sustainability. Beginning of 2023, the EU Horizon Europe funded projects GIANT LEAPS and LIKE-A-PRO joined the collaboration.

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Participation is free of charge. Registration is required prior to the event.

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The Horizon4Proteins team


The 8th SUSINCHAIN Newsletter was just released!

We just released the 8th SUSINCHAIN Newsletter – Christmas Edition, that demonstrate the updates on the work carried out by the project, relevant events and articles for the stakeholders of the insect protein chain.

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SUSINCHAIN 3rd Governing Council meeting was held on 4th October 2022 in Roeselare, Belgium

SUSINCHAIN consortium at the Governing Council meeting in Roeselare, Belgium

The 3rd SUSINCHAIN Governing Council meeting took place in 4th October 2022 in Roeselare, Belgium and was hosted by INAGRO. This annual meeting aims to provide updates regarding the SUSINCHAIN Project. During the day partners have discussed the current status of the SUSINCHAIN project and progress on each Work Package’s activities. Partners have also discussed next steps and the strategy for the last year of the project implementation. This meeting was organized as a hybrid event and was attended by the advisory board members (both physically and online) which provided relevant feedback on the progress reports and advice for strategic project’s decisions. On the 5th October, INAGRO organized a visit to their own insect breeding and aquaculture facility as well to their greenhouse facility, AGROTOPIA, for the SUSINCHAIN project partners. It was a great opportunity to gain more knowledge about the production and research process.


Webinar | The Sustainability of Alternative Proteins | September 22nd 2022

On 22nd September 2022, NextGenProteins, ProFuture, Smart Protein and Susinchain – four EU H2020 funded projects working on alternative proteins, hosted the fourth collaborative Horizon4Proteins webinar on Sustainability of alternative proteins. This highly informative webinar, attended by 55 participants, shared insights into Optimization of environmental impact and Circular Economy perspective.

View the webinar on YouTube.


EAAP 2022 – Porto, Portugal

The 73rd EAAP annual meeting was organized by the Portuguese Association of Animal Science (APEZ) under the patronage of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries of Portugal. The event took place between 4-9 September 2022 in Porto, Portugal. The SUSINCHAIN partners attended this relevant event and presented the projects results and achievements in different sessions.


SUSINCHAIN interactive workshop in Porto contributes to several foresight and scenario envisioning tasks on protein provision for feed and food in Europe

SUSINCHAIN Scenario Workshop, Porto, Portugal

The two-day interactive workshop took place in Porto on June 30- July 1st. The event gathered 19 participants and aimed to discuss the list of drivers affecting the future development of insect-as-food/feed sector in Europe as well as develop the scenarios of the insects’ sector future.

During the workshop, participants were divided in 2 groups to develop different scenario storylines, focusing both on the insect-as-food sector and on the insect-as-feed sector. The groups have also discussed how drivers may be combined to form storylines for insect food /feed sector by 2035 in EU.

As a result of a group work, synthetic schemes for final scenarios were produced. After the critical discussion the full set of four stories together in a coherent format was brought, so that each was distinct from the others, yet all four formed a related set. A report on the results of the workshop will be produced and made available on the project website.

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Webinar | Novel Proteins – Food of the Future | April 28th 2022

In this webinar, the Horizon4Proteins projects discussed novel proteins and their application in the food of the future. Participants were able to learn about the latest research via examples of novel proteins products and ingredients. Speakers showcased innovative microalgae enriched foods and related challenges and opportunities. They also highlighted advances in new food product development using single cell, microalgae and insect proteins.

This webinar is available here.


Webinar | Why (not) to eat? European consumers’ views on foods made of alternative proteins | February 3rd 2022

In this highly informative webinar, Horizon4Proteins will explore European consumers’ views on alternative proteins made with novel ingredients, like microalgae, insect, plant-based and single-cell proteins. Jaakko Paasi, Principal Scientist in Foresight-driven Business Strategies at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. and Armando Perez-Cueto, Associate Professor at the Design and Consumer Behaviour Department of the University of Copenhagen will provide you with deep insights on consumer acceptance.

If you work in the food industry, you can’t afford to miss this webinar!

The webinar is available on SUSINCHAIN YouTube channel.