Recently launched Singaporean solutions provider ScaleUp Bio has announced that it will be opening two dedicated precision fermentation facilities for global food tech startups.
According to ScaleUp, there are few food–grade laboratory facilities available, with most catering to the pharmaceutical or biofuel industries. Since opening a pilot plant is financially out of reach for many startups, facilities such as ScaleUp’s could provide a solution.
About the facilities
The first facility is a laboratory developed in collaboration with the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research. It will support up to 100 litres of fermentation and processing capacity, with testing and optimisation capabilities. The facility will be located in central Singapore, at Nurasa’s Food Tech Innovation Centre.
The second facility will provide access to a huge 10,000 litres of fermentation capacity and 2,300 square metres of space. Located at LOGOS Food21 in western Singapore, it will also serve as ScaleUp’s headquarters.
Scaling up innovation
ScaleUp Bio was founded earlier this year by Archer-Daniels-Midland in collaboration with Asia Sustainable Foods Platform. Along with physical laboratory space, the company will provide startups with business opportunities, including access to industry experts, partner organisations, and resources from ScaleUp’s parent companies.
“Whether you are a home–grown innovator here in Singapore or from across Asia – or a food tech company from anywhere in the world – we want to hear from you,” said ScaleUp Bio CEO Francisco Codoñer. “With our new facilities, access to top–tier talent, resources, and capital, we offer a tremendous platform for young companies seeking to springboard their products to global scale and success.”
Both facilities will launch in 2023 and will be open to startups from around the world.