Shiok Meats inks MOU with Singapore Polytechnic for food innovation in the cell-based meat sector
Shiok Meats and SP will provide internship placements and on-the-job training for staff and students in food technology and cell-based meat
Shiok Meats, the world’s first cell-based crustacean meat company based in Singapore, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore Polytechnic (SP) to jointly advance food innovation, research, and training in the cell-based meat and seafood sector.This is the first ever MOU between a cell-based meat company and a polytechnic in Singapore. The MOU signing ceremony was held at Innovate 360, South East Asia’s first food incubator, where Shiok Meats is headquartered.
The MOU was signed by Dr Thomas Chai, Senior Director, SP Computing, Chemical & Life Sciences Cluster, and Dr Sandhya Sriram, CEO and co-founder, Shiok Meats.Dr Adrian Yeo, Director, SP School of Chemical & Life Sciences and Dr Ka Yi Ling, CTO and co-founder, Shiok Meats were also present, along with other SP staff and C-suite members of Shiok Meats.
Shiok Meats and Singapore Polytechnic will provide internship placements and on-the-job training for staff and students in food technology and cell-based meat. This also includes opportunities for student projects and CET training programmes.
Support for research and development efforts on food innovation, alternative proteins, food safety and processing.Development of infrastructural capabilities in cell-based meats and alternative proteins.
Dr Thomas Chai, Senior Director, Singapore, Polytechnic Computing, Chemical & Life Sciences Cluster said, “I really appreciate Shiok Meats for the MOU and partnership with SP. We look forward to more collaboration, R&D work, and projects with our students and staff. Hopefully our students can intern and work with Shiok Meats to understand the current trends and technology in the cell-based meat sector.”
Dr Sandhya Sriram CEO & Founder of Shiok Meats said, “This is the first ever MOU between a cell-based meat company and a polytechnic in Singapore. Shiok Meats has been in the sphere of many firsts and this collaboration is very exciting for us. We look forward to working with SP to train their students and use their infrastructure and expertise to accelerate commercialization of our cell-based seafood and meats.”