Super Protein Crops

Identifying the next generation crops to feed the world with alternative protein that are good for the environment as well as people’s health.

What problems will be solved with this prize? What breakthroughs will solve these problems?

Alternatives to animal products do not meet the standards that people are used to, which is the first step to feeding the next billion.

What are teams required to demonstrate? How long should they be given to do so? Write down your “winning team will” statement.

    Demonstrate high protein content (25% and above) and equal or more nutritional value. Hyper functionality, i.e., can be used for the replacement of animal protein.
  • Timeline: 24 months.

Prize purse: How much and why? Will there be milestone prizes in addition to the grand prize?

$3 million

What is the desired impact that this prize will have on people, our planet, and the sector/industry?

    Healthier diets Less pressure on climate and environment More affordable food Good for biodiversity
  • Risk diversification

After the prize is won, how will these solutions be deployed at scale? What barriers might exist, and what “impact activities” could we run during or after the prize?

Testing conversion and functionality as a protein alternative.

We would like to invite the community to analyze this prize idea from the perspective of six stakeholder groups:

  • Finance and investment
  • Culture and activism
  • Community builders and connectors
  • Multinational corporations
  • Policymakers and regulators
  • Entrepreneurs and innovators
  • When you put yourself in the shoes in one of these groups, how might this prize idea change? Are there things you would add, amplify, or modify?

    I haven’t logged in here for a while. Are you still looking for feedback on this idea?

    Thanks for your message, @ClaireBaker! You’re still able to add feedback here, although our current focus is on launching the Feeding the Next Billion prize, which we hope to be able to do later this year, and designing another XPRIZE for Food Packaging.