New opportunity for funding research and innovation into Alternative Proteins


UKRI have announced funding for an Alternative Proteins Innovation and Knowledge Centre.

The UK hosts a world-leading science base and alternative protein industrial sector, which together lay the foundations for the UK to become a world leader in the alternative protein field. To ensure the UK capitalises on its cutting-edge research and innovation potential across the alternative protein industry, investment from BBSRC and Innovate UK to develop an Alternative Proteins Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) will bring together the community to address research and innovation challenges spanning discovery research and pre-competitive opportunities through to proof-of-concept and commercially-focused activities.

Apply for funding to establish and lead an Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC) to support research and innovation into more sustainable alternative proteins.

You must be based at a UK research organisation eligible for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding.
Industry support and contributions are required and can be either in cash, in kind or both.

This is a single award for five years running from 2024 to 2029.

Find out out more about the Alternative Proteins Innovation and Knowledge Centre on UKRI’s website