We are a research institute dedicated to accelerating the pace of innovation in cellular agriculture. As the nonprofit nucleus of a constellation of start-ups racing to bring cell-based foods to market, we build the academic foundation necessary to sustain longevity and ongoing innovation in this nascent field.
New Harvest supports ideas that are not funded by traditional sources, either because the research is too early stage or because it lies outside the parameters of existing grants. Our targeted funding is designed to yield effective new biotech tools for the production of cell-based foods.
By funding open science at the academic level, we redress the IP-inefficiency that occurs when pre-competitive research is conducted by private companies and excluded from the public domain.
WE FUND AND CONDUCT
critical open, public, collaborative research that advances discoveries in cellular agriculture but is lacking support from conventional funding channels in industry or academia. Check out our graduate fellowship program, postdoctoral fellowship program, seed grant program, and dissertation award.
WE BRING TOGETHER THE COMMUNITY
that is building this field (scientists, academia, funders, industry, policy-makers, regulatory authorities, prospective consumers, etc.), fostering dialogues and collaboration.
WE EDUCATE AND INFORM
stakeholders and the public at large of what cellular agriculture research is, and why it is necessary, in an honest, transparent, science-based manner.
Cell-based meat presents a unique opportunity to bypass the environmentally catastrophic systems that undergird industrial agriculture. Unfortunately, federal grants relevant to the building blocks of cell based meat –cells, scaffolds, media, and bioreactors—are siloed for medical research.
This is where New Harvest comes in.
We provide the additional money necessary for researchers to pursue agricultural and marine applications of traditionally medical science.