Bio-based Economy

Tropic Biosciences

Tropic Biosciences is an agricultural-biotechnology company with a vision to becoming a world leading technology-forward seed business. The company’s core crop portfolio focuses on banana, coffee and rice, which together provide a source of livelihood to over half a billion people worldwide.

Next Gen Foods

Founded in 2020, Next Gen Foods is a food-tech startup developing and commercializing innovative and sustainable plant-based food products – including its flagship product, TiNDLE. Next Gen Foods is backed by a team with proven experience in plant-based food technology, global brand development, and global distribution scaleup.

Nature’s Fynd

Nature’s Fynd is a Chicago-based food company creating versatile alternative proteins to nourish the world’s growing population while nurturing the planet.

Hazel Technologies

Hazel Technologies is a company that develops and markets postharvest biotechnology solutions to reduce food waste and improve the quality of fruits and vegetables.

Upside Foods

Upside Foods is a food technology company that is developing cultivated meat.


Founded by Flagship Pioneering in 2016, Inari partners with independent seed producers, using its unique computational and genetic toolbox to introduce high performing plant varieties that improve the economic and environmental realities of production agriculture.