Umami Bioworks and IKP partner to accelerate research in cultivated seafood

IKP brings excellent facilities and knowledge of the local ecosystem, helping enable our launch in India

IKP Knowledge Park’s newly launched Centre for Smart Protein and Sustainable Material Innovation in Bengaluru announced an incubation collaboration with Umami Bioworks, a Singapore-headquartered Tech-bio platform powering the global production of cultivated seafood. Looking to accelerate Umami Biowork’s scale-up journey, the India team will lead the engineering and validation of their plug-and-play manufacturing hardware, supporting the tech transfer from the demonstration line to customer sites.

Mihir Perhsad, Founder & CEO, of Umami Bioworks, said, “We are glad to be partnering with IKP Knowledge Park to establish our presence in India to fuel the next stage of our growth journey. As a growing biomanufacturing powerhouse with strengths in bioreactor engineering, process development, and large-scale production, India is a great location for our engineering and tech transfer teams. IKP brings excellent facilities and knowledge of the local ecosystem, helping enable our launch in India.”

IKP Knowledge Park has recently established its Centre for Smart Protein and Sustainable Material Innovation in Bangalore to empower and accelerate the growth of the smart protein sector. The centre in Koramangala will serve as a vibrant hub for researchers, entrepreneurs, and industry stakeholders, promoting core R&D, innovation, collaboration, and knowledge exchange, making it an ideal location for startups developing future foods and materials with cutting-edge technology. The centre is outfitted with cutting-edge equipment, including biosafety cabinets, shaker incubators, freezers, homogenizers, and two ISO7 clean rooms. Its facilities are open 24/7 and can house up to 20 fermentation, plant-based, and cultivated meat/seafood startups.

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