Join us for the Virtual Finale on Oct 7, 2021

8:00 AM CT USA

The Yield Lab Asia Pacific is proud to present the Finale of its Global Aquaculture Challenge 2021. The Cohort will pitch and answer to live Q&A in front of the aquaculture industry investors and experts, to compete for a grand cash prize, and regional prizes.

Register here.

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Feedvax

ARGENTINA

Feedvax is developing an innovative oral vaccine platform that simplifies production, eliminates fish stress and enhances sustainability. Feedvax revolutionizes animal production from the inside and hacks classic production processes to drive truly sustainable impact by removing antibiotics and injectable vaccine from the production chain. The first vaccine is against streptococcus in tilapia.
Currently, infectious diseases cause loss of enough fish to feed 90 million people. To combat infectious diseases, the industry uses antibiotics that becomes persistent in the food chain and/or injectable vaccines that require impractical handling and additional costs.

SDG:

1/1

Technology:

Health & Disease

Species:

Tilapia

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Genufeed

ISRAEL

Genufeed is developing a cost-effective insect-based fish feed production process that generates 100% fishmeal and fish oil free aquafeed. This sustainable insect enrichment process utilizes locally produced insect larvae to be fed whole or chopped to the fish, reducing processing and costs while enhancing the local economy. Genufeed’s proprietary coating adds the exact combination of fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins and minerals that the fish need. The technology is modular, simple and designed to enhance aquaculture production, especially in developing markets.

SDG:

1/1

Technology:

Nutrition

Species:

Barramundi, Trout

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Jala

INDONESIA

Jala is developing an innovative integration of their shrimp data platforms to include farm management predictive analytics and actionable insights, field assistance, credit, insurance, and a trading platform all allowing improved farm economics and end-to-end traceability for producer communities and buyers.

SDG:

1/1

Technology:

IoT

Species:

Shrimp

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Salmokine

CHILE

Salmokine is developing an innovative platform based on the production of proteins from the fish immune system. These recombinant proteins are capable of modulating immunity and prompting the expression of antimicrobial peptides, providing protection against several pathogens without causing an exacerbated inflammatory reaction. This technology can be applied to complement vaccines or as feed supplement, reducing the use of antibiotics.

SDG:

1/1

Technology:

Health & Disease

Species:

Salmon

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Seawater Solutions

UK

Seawater Solutions is developing an innovative integration of aquaculture and wetland agriculture to create a circular economy farming system producing a wide range of products from shrimp & finfish, to salt-tolerant vegetables, sustainable fish feed, carbon credits, oils and minerals, and agro-forestry products. This technology enhances local economic viability and environmental remediation to the one third of the world lands affected by climate threats such as salinization and coastal erosion.

SDG:

1/1

Technology:

Water

Species:

Halophytes

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TeOra

SINGAPORE

TeOra has developed proprietary technology platforms for natural, sustainable solutions to prevent disease and promote growth in shrimp. These solutions, designed using synthetic biology and encapsulation technology, address $300 billion in losses due to disease and overuse of pesticides and antibiotics. The technology platform can rapidly design low-cost growth enhancement and oral disease prevention solutions for aquaculture, by producing specific proprietary small proteins using precision fermentation of yeast.

SDG:

1/1

Technology:

Health & Disease

Species:

Shrimp

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Wittaya Aqua

CANADA

Wittaya Aqua is developing innovative software platforms based on advanced modeling that will enable seamless collaboration throughout the global aquaculture supply chain. Once integrated, these tools will be able predict farm and feed productivity, efficiency, and economics as well as key sustainability metrics such as waste outputs, carbon footprint, and FIFO ratios. The platforms will also be able to benchmark ingredient, feed, and animal performance, enabling continuous improvement to aquaculture operations, providing insights to multiple stakeholders, species and geographies.

SDG:

1/1

Technology:

Nutrition

Species:

All

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Xylome

USA

Xylome is developing a platform that allows the production of a sustainable and price competitive salmon feed from by-products of ethanol plants using a special fermentation of metabolic engineered and heat treated nonconventional yeast. The lipid, protein and pigment profile of the Xylome feed is similar to commercial fish feed without the use of fish meal or fish oil. This sustainable development program and process is circular by design, thus allowing the reutilization of raw materials and by-products.

SDG:

1/1

Technology:

Health & Disease

Species:

Salmon

The program typically lasts 6 months. Aside from the ongoing mentorship, there will be opportunities where the cohort will present to potential investors and industry stakeholders.

We leverage our network of global partners, mentors and advisors. At the final face off for prizes, the teams will pitch their technologies to the blue-ribbon panel of judges and to the market. 

At the final pitch, a panel of Judges will select the winners, determined by advisors and sponsors, and award them with prizes as provided by the Challenge and the Sponsors. The Challenge offers a total of cash and in-kind prizes exceeding USD 400,000, including a top prize of USD 100,000 and regional prizes.

This is a tentative schedule. Depending on the COVID-19 situation worldwide, this schedule could be updated.

Application Phase

Until 11th of April 2021

APPLY

 

 

We want to hear from you! Check out the FAQs for more information on what type of innovation we are looking for.

Selection/Mentoring Phase

 

April to October 2021

WORK WITH OUR PARTNERS

The Yield Lab, advisors and collaborators select from a global team of subject matter experts, scientists, researchers, NGO leaders, policy makers, the experts to mentor the cohort throughout the program and around official events (global circumstances permitting). Each company will be assigned mentors who are specific to their needs.

Investor/Market exposure Phase And conferring of Prizes/Awards

 

October 2021

PITCH AND INVESTOR FACING CONFERENCES

Companies will compete at a final pitch competition on the 7th of October in front of potential investors and partners, and will attend investor facing conferences.

Judges will be provided with preliminary materials so that commercial and technical factors can be considered in addition to the actual pitch.

Click here to Register