Close
Contact us
Close

28th August 2020

Taking advantage during the pandemic: Patents and innovation behind the boosting of the meat substitute sector

Share this page:

Over the past few months the meat industry has dramatically slowed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic with social distancing measures hard to stick to in slaughterhouses and meat packing facilities. The US has seen 32% of its pork production capacity offline, similarly its meat production was down by 14% by the end of April 2020.

This is in direct contrast with the soaring meat substitutes market. The sale of plant-based meat substitute analogues surged by 265% over an eight week period ending on April 18th, but how? Large parts of the production of plant-based proteins is automated, thus staff are less exposed and supply chain disruptions are few and far between.

Our analysis on the patents driving the meat substitutes space enables a clear view of this patent landscape – who is doing what, which patented technologies are boosting plant protein-based products and where in the world market demand is soaring.

Download the Cipher report on Meat Substitutes below and find out more about the patented innovations in this space. Headline findings are:

  • North America and East Asia leading the way in meat substitute innovation
  • COVID-19 seemingly acting as catalyst for shifting consumer preferences
  • Record investments for the sector in only the first quarter of 2020 driven by cell-cultured meat companies and start-ups

Using Cipher, we have looked at innovation and patent trends across the meat substitute patent landscape, identifying growing technologies and top players.

‘Meat Substitutes’ PDF Download

download

MEAT SUBSTITUTES

Gain an insight into the companies and patents behind this growing area of innovation

The report looks at the following areas by innovation trends and top players:

  • Which countries are leading the way
  • What areas of innovation are meeting growing consumer demand for plant-based foods
  • Who are the organisations that hold patents in the meat substitute space

Meat Substitutes Article

Insights & Events

Competitive Intelligence – how can benchmarking data enhance your patenting strategy?

View our webinar where we hear from industry experts on how benchmarking data can enhance your patent strategy and best practice on communicating this analysis to those outside of IP teams.
Read more

Feeding the immune system

Staying healthy and avoiding infections has never been more important, but who is developing new technologies in immunity?
Read more

Disinfection and Sterilisation

The global outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has trigged a spotlight on disinfection and sterilisation solutions, attracting interest and investment from companies looking to develop new technologies. Who owns the patents?
Read more

Patented Recycling technologies for a Circular Economy

With waste predicted to rise to 3.4 billion tonnes by 2050 without remedial action, what recycling technologies are out there that will propel a Circular Economy? And who are the key players?
Read more

With Cipher you can…

Optimise your portfolio

Ensure you have the right portfolio to meet your strategic patenting objectives.

Read more

Gather competitor intelligence

Understand who’s doing what by automating patent to technology mapping.

Read more

Model cross licensing

Combine patent and revenue data to determine rational licensing outcomes.

Read more

Manage your budget

Justify patent budgets to CFOs and others to communicate the impact of your investment.

Read more

Conduct due diligence

Automate manual reviews for efficient execution of M&A and licensing transactions.

Read more

Tackle patent assertion

Be prepared with evidence to create a fast and effective threat assessment.

Read more

Benchmark your portfolio

Assess your portfolio in comparison to other owners through your technology lens.

Read more

Monetise your portfolio

Identify opportunities to create value through licensing or sale of patent assets.

Read more

Improve your patent strategy now

Speak to one of our Cipher team today.