Cellular Agriculture Australia


Is Biology The Future of Technology?

What would the world look like if we transitioned from industrial-based to nature based innovation? What would business look like if it were based on the principles of biology? What would economics look like if it was based on ecology?

In our resource-constrained world, the concept of ‘business as usual’ is no longer fit for purpose. Co-Labs Melbourne is on a mission to catalyse biotechnological innovation and support our transition towards a regenerative, circular, bio-based economy.

This two-part event series will explore the critical factors impacting out life and world today and showcase world-changing solutions under development by a range of Melbourne biotechnology startups.

In the first event, attendees will learn about the emerging fields of science that lead the systemic transformation in how we think and approach life. Fields such as biomimcry, biodesign, living systems thinking, circular economics and regenerative development.

Following this educational presentation, an inspiring showcase will highlight several exciting Melbourne-based biotechnology startups that are turning to nature to find solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems.

AltProteins 2022 Conference

AltProteins 22, Australia and New Zealand's first-ever alternative proteins conference, will take place in Melbourne on 16 February 2022. Hosted by Food Frontier, the event will gather producers, policymakers, retailers, […]

Protein Futures – Innovative science and technology for today and tomorrow

The global population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050, fuelling the demand for protein. The world will need to produce more protein, more sustainably, from a variety of sources. As a major producer and exporter of protein, Australia's agrifood industry is well placed to develop novel, differentiated protein products that meet the requirements and changing dietary patterns of the modern health- and welfare-conscious consumer.

This symposium will address the challenges and current state of science and technology in protein production for the future, providing an open forum for leading protein and food scientists to discuss challenges and opportunities in partnership with industry stakeholders and thought leaders.

The symposium will also explore how novel protein ingredients meet the nutritional requirements of both humans, livestock and aquaculture. We will also explore the social science and sustainability aspects of alternative proteins that will be critical in terms of consumer acceptance.