Protix uses insects to develop sustainable products to be integrated into the food system. Their products include an insect based pet food, as well as products used in animal agriculture such as fish and chicken feed. This allows for a more sustainable source of protein that helps to reduce the environmental damage caused by the agricultural industry.
On receiving the news Protix CEO Kees Aarts commented,"Protix is honored to receive Katerva's Grand Prize, one that recognizes the hard work and dedication of the entire Protix family to deliver insect based ingredients reliably to our customers. We're proud to be recognized by an organization that does so much to advance the cause of sustainable innovation, and eager to continue the work of supporting that cause by helping create a more sustainable global food system with our transformational proteins for fish, chickens, shrimp, pets and humans."
Protix was selected from ten amazing finalists, all of whom have all great potential to accelerate sustainable innovation in their respective Award Category. As our Grand Prize Winner, Protix will receive acceleration support from Katerva including mentorship, advising, networking, and scalability planning. Our aim is to advance the work of Protix and accelerate their capacity to make large-scale changes in the food system.
The Other 9 Category Winners are: