Past event: Info-meeting ReThink Protein Challenge'2
At WebinarJam, Thursday 5 November 2020 from 13.00 till 14.00
Would you like to find out if the ReThink Protein Challenge'2 is something for you and why should you join? Ask a question and meet other students who are looking for a team? Join the info-meeting to learn the answers to all you questions about this cutting-edge international student competition!
Bonus: during the meeting dr.Stacy Pyett (WUR) will talk about the most important challenges of that protein transition is facing at the moment to ignite your problem-solving mindset.
About dr. Stacy Pyett
Stacy works at Wageningen University & Research as Program Manager Proteins for Life. In that role, she is responsible for engaging with industry and academic partners to advance research in the protein field.
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Past event: Leading the way in replacing animal protein
At WebinarJam, Tuesday 1 December 2020 from 13.00 till 14.30
Substituting animal-based protein is one of the big challenges of our time. In this webinar, prominent experts from Wageningen University & Research will introduce you to two different ways of tackling the problem: the production of plant-based meat substitutes and the development of new forms of protein in the form of novel foods.
Atze Jan Van der Goot will talk about Plant Meat Matters, a project on plant-based meat substitutes that closely resemble the texture, taste and nutritional composition of meat products. Such products would make the transition away from animal proteins almost seamless to the consumer, therefore holding great potential.
Ingrid Van der Meer will talk about her research on duckweed, or water lentils, a novel food in Europe and an extremely promising new source of protein that could soon be a part of our diets. She will take us through the process of discovering, developing and getting a new form of protein approved at the European level.
This exciting webinar will be a great opportunity to learn about the sustainable future of food. It will provide you valuable knowledge and a source of inspiration on your way to the ReThink Protein Challenge’2.
Past event: Kick-off Event
At WebinarJam, Thursday 14 January 2021 from 16.00 till 16.30
You can watch back this event here.
This event marks the official start of the ReThink Protein Challenge'2.
Whereas you are a Challenge participant, partner or a by-stander passionate about protein transition, you are welcome to join!
The highlight will be the table disucssion with selection of renowed guests about the urgency and feasibility of the protein shift. Can solutions of the Challenge's participants help accelerating the transition? Winner of the first edition of the Challenge, Edgar Suarez-Garcia will share his story.
During the Kick-off Event we will also introduce the Challenge, the partners and the organizing team. And of course we will kick-off this international student competition in a spectacular manner!
Past event: A social perspective on the protein transition
At WebinarJam (see link below), Tuesday 2 February 2021 from 13.00 till 14.30
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Many efforts in the transition to sustainable protein are directed towards scientific and technological issues such as the discovery of new forms of protein and increasing the efficiency of protein production. But what about the impact that this transition will have on society at large and on non-human beings such as animals? In this Webinar, prominent experts from Wageningen University will introduce us to this social perspective on the protein transition that is so crucial to reach sustainability.
About the speakers
Jessica Duncan is an Associate Professor in Rural Sociology at Wageningen University. She is committed to social justice and is widely recognized for her expertise on the politics of sustainable food system transition. Her main research focus concerns the practices and politics of participation in food policy processes.
Bernice Bovenkerk is an Associate Professor at the group of Communication, Philosophy and Technology of Wageningen University. She has recently been granted a VIDI grant from the Netherlands Organization of Scientific Research on a project titled ‘Anthropocene Ethics: taking animal agency seriously’. Her research interests concern issues in animal and environmental ethics and political philosophy
Past event: Announcement top 30
At WebinarJam, Wednesday 3 March 2021 from 15.00 till 16.30
49 teams from 41 universities in 18 countries have joined the ReThink Protein Challenge'2. After the exciting first round, on 3 March we will reveal which top 30 teams will make it to the second round.
And there is more to look forward to:
- Fabiola Neitzel (team SWAP, winner first edition) will present her exciting start-up
- Laurice Pouvreau (WUR), Wim Hilbrands (DSM) and Alejandro Amezquita (Unilever) will discuss the most promising innovations in the field of protein transition
- Sergiy Smetana (DIL), member of the Selection Committee, will share insights on this edition's entriesWherever protein transition is your passion or your proffession, you do not want to miss this event:)