Please note, all agenda timings are Pacific Daylight Time

8:30 am Pre-conference Virtual Networking

Synopsis

Grab a quick cup of tea or coffee from the comfort of your own kitchen and jump straight into your opportunity to connect with new contacts from active companies in the field and exchange digital business cards. Network and form lasting connections through this exclusive virtual speed networking!

9:00 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

9:20 am An Industry United: How Collaboration Has and Will Strengthen the Industry

  • David Kay Senior Manager of Communications & Operations , Memphis Meats

Synopsis

• The context that led to the creation of AMPS Innovation
• AMPS Innovation’s vision
• What we’ve done and where we’re going

PRODUCING PROTEINS THAT CLOSELY MIMIC THE FLAVOR & FEEL OF REAL MEAT

9:40 am The Future of Seafood in Asia

Synopsis

• Asia and its wider production and consumption of seafood
• The future of seafood and alternative options in Asia
• How Shiok Meats is disrupting the seafood industry in Asia by cell-based seafood

10:00 am Cracking the cost of growth factors for sustainable cell meat production

  • Björn Örvar Co-Founder, CSO & EVP of Research & Innovation, ORF Genetics

Synopsis

  • Bioactivity & Performance
  • Path towards lower cost
  • Public Perception: Safety & Eco-friendliness
  • Technical platform and Scale-up: Current status & timeline

10:20 am Live Presenter Q&A

  • Björn Örvar Co-Founder, CSO & EVP of Research & Innovation, ORF Genetics
  • David Kay Senior Manager of Communications & Operations , Memphis Meats

10:50 am Virtual Speed Networking & Break

Synopsis

Grab a quick cup of tea or coffee from the comfort of your own kitchen and jump straight into your opportunity to connect with new contacts from active companies in the field and exchange digital business cards. Network and form lasting connections through this exclusive virtual speed networking!

HARNESSING ADVANCES IN TISSUE FORMATION & PROTEIN SCAFFOLDING

11:50 am Utilizing Novel Scaffolding Platforms for Improved Taste & Texture

Synopsis

  • Achieving the right textures, density and flavors on a large scale is the gold standard of cell-based meats
  • Discuss what methodologies and technologies are available to aid in protein/tissue scaffolding
  • Discuss this in the context of BioBQ’s novel work in scaffolding in collaboration with University of Texas at Austin

12:10 pm Leveraging synthetic biology to solve the challenge of achieving steaklike texture in tissue cultur

Synopsis

  • Discuss important considerations that need to be made when attempting to recreate realistic taste of meat
  • Look in-depth at the advances we have seen in the last 12 months in this area

12:30 pm Live Presenter Q&A

1:00 pm Virtual Networking Break

BIOREACTION, PURIFICATION & SCALING IN A COMMERCIALLY VIABLE & COST EFFICIENT MANNER

2:00 pm All of the Above: The Clean Energy Strategy for Sustainable Protein

  • Paul Shapiro Chief Executive Officer & Co founder, The Better Meat Co.

Synopsis

  • With the rapid mainstreaming of plant-based meat, some are asking whether cultivated meat is even necessary
  • In this talk, author and CEO Paul Shapiro will argue that we can’t rely on one strategy alone. The problems of fossil fuels are so severe that we need many alternatives: wind solar, geothermal, etc. Similarly, the problems of factory farms are so severe we need many alternatives: plant meat, cultivated meat, blended meat, etc.

2:20 pm How Can Automation Help Commercialization of Cell-Based Meat?

Synopsis

  • Currently, there is so much data that is not being captured in cell culture because we’re just using our eyeballs. What if we set up automation equipment to capture dozens of simultaneous parameters, leading to millions of records over time? What could that tell us about how cells behave? What connections could we find that we didn’t know existed? The team at New Age Meats is implementing just such a system
  • Challenges around automating cell-based meat research
  • Design, build, test, learn cycles in automating cell culture

2:40 pm The Need for Continuous Cell Culturing

Synopsis

  • Why continuous cell culturing techniques?
  • Creation of bioreactor capable of continuous cell production

3:00 pm Live Presenter Q&A

3:30 pm Virtual Networking Break

3:50 pm Formulating your Commercialization Strategy

Synopsis

  • Outline the key considerations that go into a reliable commercialization strategy
  • Discuss key issues that went into facility design and bioprocess development

4:20 pm Panel Discussion: Clarifying the Industry’s Requirements for an Effective Media that is Safe, Versatile & Cost-Efficient

Synopsis

With a variety of theories and strategies for making or finding the most appropriate media for production, it’s commonly believed that the cost of media is a critical limiting factor preventing the advancement of cell-based meats.

In this discussion we will:

  • Set the standards that a media would have to meet for constituents, volume and density. How ‘personalized’ must a formulation be?
  • Discuss what critical components would be essential prerequisites to a usable formulation
  • Deliberate over how the cell-based meat field could work with vendors to design and make a media that is acceptable and how that collaborative relationship would work

4:50 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

5:00 pm End of Day 1