The Bilbao foodtech startup Isauki, born in 2022, develops a healthy alternative to seafood with sustainable ingredients
Team Isauki. Photo provided
This is the proposed mission Isaukione of the participants in the incubation program Seedbed of EIT Food in 2022. This incubator helps early-stage entrepreneurial projects to complete and validate the business opportunity.
Isauki’s goal is to solve the problems of depletion of fish or the ocean pollution by fishing vessels and the high carbon footprint associated with production and transport.
“Our mission is to develop a healthy alternative to seafood with sustainable ingredients”, Isauki sources summarize to EFEsalut, who add that they use algae extracts i fermented microalgae as the basis of their products.
This startup has built a pilot plant in order to commercialize its products throughout 2023 and tackle its expansion into the European market in 2024.
Support for entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship programs like those offered by EIT Food, Europe’s largest food innovation community, enable the possibility of obtaining funding and connect entrepreneurs with the community.
A support that is not limited only to early-stage startups, such as Isauki, but also to other projects in more advanced stages. As an example, the cases of other Basque projects such as AOTECH e Innomyof the program FAN (Food Accelerator Network), also from EIT Food.
Advanced Optical Technologies (AOTECH) applies phototonic solutions to industrial processes. Focused on the food industry, it allows obtaining data in real time, relating to the chemical composition of the product, the humidity or the monitoring of productive processes to optimize them, with the aim of increase productivity i improve sustainability.
Innomy is a company focused on the development of innovative solutions for the food industry based on fungi. From Innomy, FAN emphasizes its training and practice for both investors and clients.
With both entrepreneurship programs, EIT Food has identified and helped some of the most innovative ideas in Europe, as well as driving them to the agri-food market. The call for EIT Food programs in 2023 is open until March 23.