Highly nutrional single cell protein product

Rethinking proteins of the future

Given the malnutrition in different context, we have created a food product highly nutritional, that contains uni-celular protein.

Use Case

In Guajira, given the environmental conditions and bad administration of resources, the last years have seen a children malnutrition. Between 2013 and 2015, 101 children died. Additionaly, the government gave around $12,455,870 dollars in this time span to solve the problem but without convincing results.

Potential

First of all, it is a non-perishable product, which helps reduce the problem of expired food due to long distances in the dessert between providers and consumers in a hot temperature environment. In second place, the protein contained is obtained by raw materials and its production is 90% more efficient than animal protein, reducing the environmental impacts from cattle raising. And most importantly, it has high nutritional density which fits with their culture by using native ingredients.

Business Case

Our business model is based on companies that, through alliances, will help us take a low-cost high-scale production. Our raw materials are obtained from sugar industry wastes, fruits and oatmeal. Our product blends with the cultural and social aspects of our consumers. Governments and international organizations may use the product with ease to help others, which can generate more revenue streams. To make this happen we would run activities with chemical procedures involving high-tach equipment.

Objectives:

  1. Decrease children malnutrition in La Guajira.
  2. Implement a non-conventional protein alternative in traditional products from la Guajira.
  3. Reduce environmental impact caused by animal industry.

Team IGÜPIA

Bogotá, Colombia

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Our Mission

As a team we are very interested on making a real, tangible change for people that need our help as students, innovators, entrepeneurs and human beings. We always try to work productively and with the same objective, team communication is one of our priorities. We know that there are are many steps in between ideas and making them happen, that´s why we are patient as a group, and always look forward looking for problems as possible solutions.

Our Background

Our team is made up of two chemical engineers, an economist and a designer. We are students of Los Andes University, located in the capital of Colombia. We met through the purpose of reaching people in need. One of our common friends went to La Guajira and told us about the hard reality going on there. However, when we heard about TTF we were decided to take the chance. I think that our most important value as a team is that we have fun while we take different challenges, no matter what.

Our Team

Our Mission

As a team we are very interested on making a real, tangible change for people that need our help as students, innovators, entrepeneurs and human beings. We always ...Read More

Our Background

Our team is made up of two chemical engineers, an economist and a designer. We are students of Los Andes University, located in the capital of Colombia. We ...Read More

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