Audience success at the “Alternative protein in Catalonia” conference at the Alimentaria

The day on April 5 on Alternative protein in Catalonia organized by the Innovacc cluster in conjunction with ACCIÓ was of great interest to the audience present in the room that was filled to the brim.

Practical cases of 9 innovative Catalan companies on the trends and strategies of the #AlternativeProtein sector in Catalonia could be heard.

Group photo

The session was led by Encarni Avilés, responsible for the revitalization of food clusters in ACCIÓ, Generalitat de Catalunya.

Eudald Casas (INNOVACC manager)

Then Mr. Alberto Pezzi, Senior Manager Competitive Strategy – General Directorate of Industry / ACCIÓ presented a summary of the study on “Alternative Protein as a driver of change in the agri-food industry in Catalonia: mapping and analysis”, and Eudald Casas, manager of INNOVACC (Catalan meat and alternative protein cluster) gave a brief explanation of what INNOVACC is -currently with 114 partners-, explaining the growth of the cluster from 2021 in the field of protein alternative and also explained the action plan of the cluster in this area.

Here you can see the presentation of Alberto Pezzi (ACTION) and Eudald Casas (INNOVACC) at the conference.

Below you can see the presentations of the 9 speakers of innovative Catalan companies in the field of alternative protein:

Joaquim Vives / Solina Ibérica

Speaker presentation:
Development of the best meat and fish substitutes based on the optimal domain of proteins, solutions and tailor-made processes.

Jordi Solís / Paymsa (Grup Carinsa)

Speaker presentation:
Today and tomorrow in sustainable and balanced cuisine.


Jordi Calbet / Iberinsect

Speaker presentation:
Insects: the missing link in the circular economy.


Llorenç Freixanet / Metalquimia

Speaker presentation:
Cooking and drying technologies for vegan products.


Joan Solomando / Nova Meat

Speaker presentation:
Technology for the new generation of alternative protein.


Santi Aliaga / Zyrcular Foods

Speaker presentation:
Sustainable solutions in alternative protein. An open and collaborative model.

Jaume Planella / Noel Alimentaria – Verday

Speaker presentation:
Noel, innovating in a context of protein coexistence.

Joan Cortadelles / Joaquim Albertí – Altervego

Speaker presentation: From traditional charcuterie to vegetarian charcuterie.


Marc Coloma / Heura

Speaker presentation:
Mediterranean food-tech: intersection between sustainability, nutrition and culinary experience.