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Posts by Anika Ramachandran

Amid COVID-19, the Alt: Meat Lab continues its research

When UC Berkeley shut down in March due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Iris Wu (‘21) wasn’t too worried. “Everyone was like ‘Oh let’s just stay home for online classes for a week and it’ll blow over,’” Wu said. “It did not.”  Six months later, Wu made the decision not to return to campus this…

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The true cost of meat: an interview with Jason Ryder

Alt.Meat & Greet Podcast Episode 3: The true cost of meat, an interview with Jason Ryder Hosted by Jessica Lynn and Gurshaan Madan In this episode of the Sutardja Center of Entrepreneurship & Technology’s podcast Alt.Meat & Greet, we speak with Jason Ryder, former vice president of research and development at Hampton Creek, a leading…

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New board members join Alt.meat lab

This week at the Alternative Meat Lab, students presented their latest plant-based meat projects and welcomed new board members who will be donating their expert advice to assist the lab with domain-specific knowledge in an industry that is just getting started. The Alternative Meat Lab board members include: Ryan Bethencourt, partner and co-founder of IndieBio,…

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UC Berkeley Sutardja Center launches new lab to take on $1 trillion meat industry

The new alt.meat lab will enable engineering, science, and entrepreneurship students to utilize high-tech approaches to create plant-based meat alternatives targeted at satisfying meat lovers The University of California, Berkeley is creating a new Alternative Meats Lab (alt.meat lab) to give students a leg up on a trillion-dollar market opportunity: transforming the meat industry. The…

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Students serve up next generation plant-based seafood

On May 3rd, Team Dory (Kimberlie Le and Joshua Nixon) cooked up a flaky, fatty, fishy plant-based salmon to win the plant-based seafood collider finals. The challenge for this collider was to develop a roadmap for a company selling plant-based seafood that tastes, smells, and cooks like fish. Prizes and advising for the collider were…

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Checking in on our plant-based seafood collider

In a first of its kind effort, the SCET is leveraging its innovation collider to work on the environmental problems caused by overfishing. The ocean is often thought of as harboring a nearly endless supply of seafood for humans. At one point this may have been practically true — but as our worldwide population continues…

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Introducing the 2016 Berkeley Sutardja Center Watchlist

UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology is publishing its What’s Next Watchlist for 2016. The Watchlist was created by tracking applied research and venture development and aims to determine which emerging areas are the best investment bets for 2016 based on timing and potential impact. What’s Next Watchlist — Emerging Areas to Watch…

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