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ICT, GFI collaborate for clean meat development

21 March 2019 | News

The research centre will be a Mumbai based lab in its first phase

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The Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Mumbai and The Good Food Institute (GFI) India are partnering to set up the world’s first government research centre for the development of clean meat.

The Centre of Excellence will leverage GFI-India’s expertise in cell-based meat technology along with ICT’s academic rigor and facilities. ICT, which is funded by the Maharashtra government, and GFI-India made the announcement in Mumbai recently after signing a memorandum of understanding.

The research centre will be a Mumbai based lab in its first phase and ultimately expand to a much larger greenfield project, set within ICT’s 203 acres in central Maharashtra. To power this expansion, ICT and GFI-India will jointly raise funds from private donors, government sources, and charitable institutions.

The research centre will conduct both open-access and commissioned research, with the goal of advancing the entire field and enabling startups to create products using its findings.


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