Biedermann, came up with an idea to create a new association together with Fabio Ziemßen, Director Food Innovation at NX-FOOD, about a year ago. Both of them represent the executive board of BALPro.
"We have recognized that companies that deal with alternative foods such as plant-based products simply lack a political voice," explains Biedermann the origin of the idea.
"Young founders are busy with their core business and have hardly any time for political advocacy and long grant applications, they lack resources for research and development. But these companies are important for the progress of the entire food industry. They think big and turn niche products into common goods. They are the drivers of innovation."
"Alternative sources of protein have the potential to change the food industry sustainably and have already proven being a very successful in international markets. That's why we should keep promoting this hot topic in Germany and strengthen our position as food market pioneers,” notes Fabio Ziemßen.
"The areas of venture capital and investment in food innovation are relatively underdeveloped in Germany. It is almost impossible to scale promising product ideas with little or no capital," he adds.