i-Lab is the yearly innovation contest organized by the French Ministry of Research and Innovation in partnership with the French Public Investment Bank BpiFrance #France2030 to recognize and financially support the best innovative deeptech companies.
Out of all the winners each year, the 10 best and most innovative companies are considered “Grand Prix”, with a larger grant and more support. This Grand Prix only has a 2% success rate and demonstrates that the French government and Research Minister have validated the relevance of our technology and business approach.
Nutropy is the 1st alternative protein company to win the Grand Prix award in 25 competition editions. Nutropy is rewarded for its project which focuses on optimizing its innovative processes for the production of dairy proteins by precision fermentation. The project aims to enable a new range of sustainable, tasty and healthier cheese alternatives, while reducing production costs. The grant of up to 600,000€ will significantly accelerate Nutropy’s development to bring animal-free milk ingredients to market.
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