7 startups awarded for the 3rd edition of the European Plant-based Protein Awards

The award ceremony for the 3rd edition of the European Plant-based Protein Awards took place on 2 October at the Village by CA Nord de France, in Lille

On October 2, at the opening of the 14th Plant-Based Foods Summit, the 7 winners of the third edition of the European Plant-Based Protein Awards have been highlighted at the Village by CA Nord de France in Lille, in the presence of more than 300 European players in the agricultural and agri-food industries: leading companies in the sector, promising start-ups and networks that structure the sector in Europe.

For this 3rd edition, the European Plant-Based Protein Awards saw an unprecedented mobilization with 108 entries from 26 countries. 7 start-ups that innovate for the ecological and food transition finally win this edition after deliberation of the initiative's partners.

« Ingrédient» category: Yumgo Tamago Food – France

YUMGO develops products for the food of the future. Today, YUMGO products are intended for food professionals (bakers, pastry chefs, caterers, restaurants, etc.) and allow professionals to replace eggs and green their recipes with ease. YUMGO is 100% vegetable, gourmet, and unique in its simplicity of use.

« Pulses » category: Kedelaï – France

Kedelaï was born from the desire to accompany the evolution towards a more sustainable diet. The start-up offers a super plant food based on organic legumes, processed locally using a natural process, whose environmental and social impact is monitored from fork to fork. Kedelaï's products are made of homemade Tempeh made from fermented soya from French organic farming.

« Process & Digital » category: Mycorena – Sweden

Mycorena is an innovative process that allows the creation of protein sources from industrial waste streams.

« Food » category: Ramen Tes Drêches – France

Ramen tes drêches offers the first nutritious, nomadic and sustainable noodles that recycle cereals from beer brewing: dregs, barley malt residues rich in proteins, fibres and minerals. Thanks to the combination of a legume flour and the addition of a homemade seasoning, these revisited ramen make up a complete, satisfying, healthy and practical dish.

« Consumer Impact » category: Willicroft – Netherlands

Willicroft manufactures a range of cheeses from vegetable origin

« High Protein Food » category: Foods For Tomorrow – Spain

Foods for Tomorrow aims to become the butcher of the 21st century by creating meat products directly from plants. Its product range is called Heura® and is already very successful in Spain in starred restaurants, restaurant chains and retailers. They will soon arrive everywhere in Europe!

« Coup de Cœur » award: La Petite Prairie – France

La Petite Prairie offers 100% French, organic, and clean label vegetable products based on faba beans: a range of healthy yoghurts that respect the body and the planet. La Petite Prairie promotes local resources and French agriculture, which is very rich and diversified. It is based on an innovative process for the fermentation of legumes.

The rewards

These 7 winners are offered:

  • Exceptional visibility by the Villages and at the 14th Plant-Based Foods Summit organized by Bridge2Food
  • An acceleration programme, hosted or remotely, within the Villages by CA Nord-de-France in Lille and Champagne-Bourgogne in Dijon, with the support of ToasterLab for the Pulses category
  • Privileged access to the companies and technological platforms of the Village's partners, and can count on international support through the Villages by CA network

One last word: BRAVO !