The first global incubation program for cellular agriculture technologies in the dairy industry.

  • The first global incubation program for cellular agriculture technologies in the dairy industry.

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Building the future of dairy.
Together.

At Pascual Innoventures we have a strong commitment to the future of food and want to support the development of dairy through technology that is both good for people & good for the planet, which is why we have created MYLKCUBATOR.

The Disruption of the Dairy Industry

We are looking for technological advances in the fields of cell cultures and fermentation techniques that are generating a disruption in the agri-food system.

Program

Mylkcubator aims to support highly innovative startups specializing in the transformation of the food value chain for the production of dairy alternatives using cellular agriculture.

Each year we will choose, from hundreds of applications, up to 10 startups to join our 6 months hybrid incubation program.

Once selected the participants will be able to test their products thanks to our global network of mentors and access virtually or physically our first class R&D technologies and facilities.

The call for projects will be open until June 27 2021.

  • Call Launch

    1

    May 2021

  • Selection Phase

    June 2021

    2

    Selection Phase

  • Incubation Phase

    3

    Jul. - Nov. 2021

  • Demo Day

    December 2021

    4

    Demo Day

The Areas of Interest

Sharing Knowledge

We are looking for startups, entrepreneurs and scientific projects developing innovative solutions in the cellular agriculture spectrum for the dairy industry within the following technologies:

Cell Based

  • Isolation, improvement and classification of human and animal cell lines.
  • Production of different products/ingredients/constituents.
  • Novel growth media and growth media factors.
  • Advanced cell-growth techniques.

Fermentation Based

  • New microorganism or optimization of the “host cells”, microbial strain development.
  • New “inputs” for fermentation processes.
  • Target metabolite identification and selection.
  • Bioprocessing design and manufacturing: constituents harvesting.

Applied Technologies

  • Bio reactors and replication technology.
  • Machine learning models for production optimization.
  • AI models for final product development.
  • Production control systems.

Sharing Values

We are facing global challenges that can be disrupted thanks to bold visionaries that, like us, really care about the planet and our society by creating a solid impact on people’s food habits.

The Real Deal

Speed up your project and close the distance between your idea and market needs.

Our program will provide your committed team with everything you need to thrive in the cellular agriculture industry, from knowledge to facilities and a global ecosystem.

Learning

Meet highly specialized professionals from Pascual team and partner’s network. We will transform science into business together.

Facilities

Access to European first class R&D technologies from anywhere. Making prototypes, pilot testing and scaling.

Ecosystem

Gain visibility thanks to the program global reach. Market, knowledge, internationally recognized mentors and worldwide events.

Investment

Be ready to pitch the project during the demo day to business angels, entrepreneurs, corps and VCs.

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

About Us

Pascual is a family-owned business established in Spain in 1969 that operates primarily in the food and beverage sector, with a range of over 200 products, 6 plants, 27 local offices and over 2,200 employees across 63 countries in which it operates.

Pascual Innoventures is the open innovation arm of Pascual, and immerses itself in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to create alliances with startups that share the same philosophy; anticipating global food needs and giving back to society.

We are in this intergalactic journey together with a leading strategy partner, like Eatable Adventures, and a technology partner, like CNTA, to provide world class knowledge supported by excellent facilities accessible from anywhere.

FAQ

Mylkcubator is an incubation program launched by Pascual Innoventures that aims to support highly innovative startups specializing in the transformation of the food value chain for the production of dairy alternatives using cellular agriculture.

Mylkcubator aims to support innovative projects developing technological advances in the fields of cell cultures and fermentation techniques that are generating a disruption in the agri-food system.

Mylkcubator incubation program offers a 6 months intense learning experience, meeting highly specialized professionals from Pascual team and partners’ network, giving access to European first class R&D technologies from anywhere. Making prototypes, pilot testing and scaling.

Mylkcubator is looking for start-ups, spin-offs and research centers with the following characteristics. Start-ups with commercially-validated solutions or products with market traction and capable of addressing the challenges raised, developing their value proposals in the same business area as Innoventures and adding scalable business models that are unequalled in the market. Spin-offs and Research centres and Universities running a line of investigation, developing a patent or and Intellectual property on a research line or product addressing the challenges posed by Innoventures and adding scalable industry models that are unequalled in the market.

After reviewing the eligibility criteria just apply by clicking on the “Apply and Lift Off” button and follow the next steps filling the registration form with all the information required. Filling out all the information in the registration form before the end of selection phase will officialize the application.

The evaluation criteria applied to startups to be applied are as follows:

  1. Innovation criteria as regards the technology, business model, product or service
    • Value proposition
    • Level of innovation and differentiation of the business model of the relevant product or service with respect to current competition
    • Application of technology, intellectual property and patents
  2. Criteria concerning the team
    • Clear skills and abilities to ensure the success of the project
    • Background of the team
    • Social skills to develop a contact network
    • Knowledge of the industry and/or the scope of the project
    • Commitment and dedication of the team towards the project
  3. Business criteria
    • Market potential: scalability and profitability
    • Go-to-market strategy
    • Social and financial impact of the project
    • International scope

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