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Accelerating Protein Innovation:
Products, Practices and Processes

The 2021 Bold Open event brings together leading Minnesota food and agriculture companies to propose industry challenges in search of novel solutions from entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators from around the globe. This open innovation platform and reverse pitch event aims to create partnerships to solve pressing problems facing the food and ag industry.

“Events such as these are incredibly valuable for sharing ideas, making connections and opportunities for collaboration.”

“There’s a lot of energy and a lot of space for varied solutions at all levels and different scales. Many of these would be applicable outside of MN or US so has a great value on many levels.”

“There is immense innovation in the region; and companies looking to move it forward.”

Seeking Novel Value Chain Approaches to Overcome Meat Processing Bottlenecks to Enhance Local Meat Processing

Spoilage Sensing and Detection for Protein Products

Compeer Wants You to Grow and Win

­­Reduce Feed Costs Through Utilization of Non-Traditional Protein Sources

Enteric Methane Reduction

Market Development Pathways for Winter Camelina

Effective Communication on “Why Dairy” Messaging for Millennial Parents and Gen Z Consumers

Beef Production Sustainability Resource Framework

New Uses for Oat Byproducts


Innovation Partners


Compeer Financial

General Mills

Greater MSP

Grow North

Hormel Foods

Land O’ Lakes Inc.

Mckinsey & Company

Minnesota Beef Council

Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Grower Association


Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator

University of Minnesota

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