New Proteins - New Food, Feed & Products - New Perspectives

Conference Programme

Next Generation Protein Conference will take place on the 7th & 8th of September 2023 in Bremerhaven, Germany.

The focus of the conference will be: alternative protein sources, e.g. insects, algae, Single Cells, plant-based and cellular agriculture

  • Raw materials and technologies for the production of alternative proteins, new and emerging resources (e.g. sourcing and processing; functional properties)
  • Application of alternative proteins in food, feed and ingredients products, human and animal nutrition (e.g. new applications; comparison to foods and feed of conservative protein origin; naturalness and clean label; impact on sensory characteristics)
  • Safety of alternative proteins (e.g. current safety requirements; challenges for food security)
  • Regulation of alternative proteins (e.g. legal/regulatory landscape and challenges in the EU; governmental dependencies within and across countries)
  • Sustainability of alternative proteins (e.g. urgent challenges of global food and feed systems; circular systems; improving international or global access; public health; nutritional value and health benefits)
  • Economic feasibility of alternative protein production: (e.g. upscaling and feasibility for mass production; opportunities to strengthen the economy; retail insights and market forecasts; market strategies and gastronomy)
  • Consumer acceptance and trust in alternative proteins (e.g. market and consumer research addressing eating behaviours, consumer and stakeholder attitudes and motivations; approaches to boost consumer trust; value chain shifts in the alternative and conservative protein markets)


7th of September 2023:

  • 9.00 a.m. Welcome and Conference opening
  • 10.15 a.m.- 5.00 p.m. Oral presentations in three parallel sessions (foods, feeds and market, consumer & stakeholder)
  • 7 p.m.: Evening and networking event: A culinary journey around the world and climate zones at Klimahaus Bremerhaven

8th of September 2023:

  • 9.00 a.m. Welcome day 2
  • 10.15 a.m.- 2.30 p.m. Oral presentations in three parallel sessions (foods, feeds and market, consumer & stakeholder)
  • 3 p.m. Closing and end of conference

The detailed programme will follow as soon.


ttz Bremerhaven is an independent research institute and performs application-related research and development. Under the umbrella of ttz Bremerhaven, an international team of experts is working in the fields of food and resource efficiency.