Protix Awarded Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Aug 05, 2015, 03:30 ET from Protix Biosystems

DONGEN, The Netherlands, August 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Protix from the Netherlands has been selected as one of the Technology Pioneers 2015 of the World Economic Forum. Every year, after an extensive evaluation, the World Economic Forum selects young fast growing companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies, and that are expected to have a significant impact on business, society and ecology. 

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The Technologies of Protix enable recovery of nutrients and production of high-quality insect based ingredients that can be used in feed, food and pharma. As a Technology Pioneer, Protix aims to help shed light on how technologies can be used to end world food crises and improve the state of the world.  "Being chosen as a Technology Pioneer is a recognition of strong technologies and sensible products", says Kees Aarts, founder of Protix.

Protix was chosen by a professional jury among hundreds of candidates as one of the 49 selected companies. Thanks to its selection, it will have access to the most influential and sought-after business and political network in the world, and be invited to the World Economic Forum's "Summer Davos" in Dalian, China, this September, or the Annual Meeting in Davos in January.

"We're glad to see a Dutch company make it to the selection," says Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the World Economic Forum. "Protix is part of a group of entrepreneurs who are more aware of the crucial challenges of the world around them, and who are determined to do their part to solve those challenges with their company."

Insects are a formidable force of Nature 

Insects are the single largest living biomass and a critical source of nutrients for nearly all animals, yet we rarely utilize this valuable biomass. Every year there are more people on this planet accelerating a growing demand for fish, meat and dairy products. By 2050 we will need a doubling of production of feeds, yet we already use 70% of our lands and fisheries are depleting our oceans.  At the same time we're wasting an equal amount of nutrients through food scraps and discards. Insects can provide a solution for both.

Protix technology offers huge potential to provide high quality ingredients  

Protix produces and supplies high-quality insect ingredients and is leading this new industry through its strong scalable and controllable technologies. Protix' high-tech approach and data-driven systems unlock the potential for this industry to have global impact. Without these systems, the availability of this promising new protein source at competitive prices will not ramp up fast enough to provide for the necessary uptake in the industry to have true impact. Protix was founded in 2009 with the belief Nature is and should be at the core of solution that improves our future: insects are the first entities to prove that.


SOURCE Protix Biosystems