Participating Companies

Pro­duc­er of sus­tain­able food prod­ucts us­ing mi­cro­biomes in­tend­ed to na­t­u­ral­ly im­prove the qual­i­ty of plant-based foods The com­pany se­lects and teams-up mi­crobes to trans­form fer­men­ta­tion in­to a pro­cess that is con­trol­lable and can be tailored to na­t­u­ral­ly im­prove spe­cif­ic char­ac­teris­tics of a food prod­uct, en­abling pro­duc­tion bet­ter food prod­ucts eco­nom­i­cal­ly and sus­tain­able by un­lock­ing the full val­ue of plant-based foods. [more in­for­ma­tion]
AlgiKnit Inc.
Al­giKnit is a bio­ma­te­rials com­pany in­te­grat­ing sci­ence and de­sign in­to tex­tile pro­duc­tion. [more in­for­ma­tion]
C16 Biosciences
The com­pany's al­ter­na­tive is grown in biore­ac­tors with yeast and is 20 per­cent less ex­pen­sive than tra­di­tio­n­al palm oil, pro­vid­ing cor­po­rate clients and con­sumers with an al­ter­na­tive that does not in­volve de­for­es­ta­tion, en­dan­ger­ing pre­cious an­i­mal spe­cies and al­so helps re­duce car­bon foot­print. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Carverr, Inc.
Im­prov­ing the in­tegri­ty of the food sys­tem by cre­at­ing bi­o­log­i­cal­ly in­spired prod­ucts that trace, au­then­ti­cate and sense. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Cibus [CBUS]
A com­mer­cial stage, pre­ci­sion gene edit­ing com­pany. Cibus' tech­nol­o­gy has ap­pli­ca­tions in non-GMO crop de­vel­op­ment, in­dus­trial biotech and hu­man health. The com­pany uti­l­izes Gene Re­pair Oli­gonu­cleotides (GRONs) that pro­duce pre­cise, sta­ble, pre­dictable changes in plants and other or­ganisms with­out in­te­grat­ing for­eign ge­net­ic ma­te­rial. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Curie Co
Curie Co is a life sci­ence com­pany that en­gi­neers en­zymes and marine bio­ma­te­rials to re­place harm­ful and banned chem­i­cals. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Ecovative Design
Eco­v­a­tive De­sign is a bio­ma­te­rials com­pany fo­cused on the de­vel­op­ment of in­no­va­tive ma­te­rials from na­t­u­ral growth pro­cess­es. [more in­for­ma­tion]
The bio-de­sign com­pany that makes the world’s most ad­vanced pro­teins for con­sumers, with a fo­cus on unique func­tio­n­al­i­ty and sus­tain­a­bil­i­ty. [more in­for­ma­tion]
The com­pany's plat­form is cur­rent­ly fo­cused on two re­lat­ed tech­nolo­gies, the odor po­si­tion­ing and the odor surveil­lance sys­tem that will re­pli­cate sen­si­tiv­i­ty and spe­ci­fic­i­ty lev­els on­ly seen in bi­o­log­i­cal sys­tems, de­liv­er­ing or­gan-on-chip and brain-on-chip pre­clin­i­cal test­ing ser­vices, en­abling de­vel­op­ers to cus­tomize for their own pur­pos­es. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Mango Materials
Man­go Ma­te­rials pro­duces biodegrad­able po­ly­mers from waste bio­gas that are eco­nom­i­cal­ly com­pet­i­tive with con­ven­tio­n­al, oil-based plas­tics. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Modern Meadow
Mod­ern Mea­d­ow is bio­fab­ri­cat­ing a rev­o­lu­tion in ma­te­rials and in­gre­di­ents for con­sumers and the plan­et. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Pairwise Plants
De­vel­op­er of an agri­cul­tu­r­al plat­form in­tend­ed to fo­cus on the use of gene edit­ing to lev­er­age na­t­u­ral di­ver­si­ty in agri­cul­tu­r­al crops. The com­pany's plat­form brings to­gether agri­cul­ture and tech­nol­o­gy to har­ness the trans­for­ma­tive po­ten­tial of genome edit­ing to ad­dress our food sys­tem's needs, en­abling farm­ers to con­cen­trate on nu­tri­tion and ig­nore food chal­lenges. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Poly­bion was found­ed in Novem­ber 2015 in Ira­pu­a­to, Gua­na­ju­a­to in Mex­i­co. Poly­bion’s mul­tidis­ci­pli­nary team is work­ing to­gether to­wards de­vel­op­ing unique bio­com­posites, su­per ma­te­rials that re­ly on na­ture’s tech­nol­o­gy to pro­duce con­sumer prod­ucts with unique and rev­o­lu­tio­nary ap­pli­ca­tions. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Ground­break­ing sci­ence-based com­pany cre­at­ing scal­able, safer in­sect con­trol tech­nol­o­gy that will im­prove the qual­i­ty of life for all hu­mans and our world. Mat­ing dis­rup­tion can now be con­sid­ered a foun­da­tio­n­al el­e­ment of in­te­grat­ed pest ma­n­age­ment pro­grams, re­duc­ing farmer de­pen­dence on chem­i­cals and low­er­ing the risk of pest re­sis­tance. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Found­ed in 2018 as a spin out from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Guelph, Psi­gryph li­censed its base tech­nol­o­gy from the U of G and then filed pa­tents late in 2018 cov­er­ing all as­pects of the com­po­si­tion, method of man­u­fac­ture and us­es of Nanopect™. [more in­for­ma­tion]
Spiber Inc.
Spiber Inc. is a Ja­pa­nese bio­ma­te­rials com­pany en­gaged in the re­search of syn­thet­ic spi­der silk and other pro­tein-based ma­te­rials. [more in­for­ma­tion]