The WUR Student Challenge: ReThink Protein enters the final stage. The top 20 has been announced!

Wow, what a first edition this is: students have blown us away by presenting their – unprepared – pitch during the kick-off meeting, they’ve been chatting and speed dating with our partners as if it was an everyday job, and they’ve created their own business plans from scratch – well with a little help of Startlife and our business panel. So, we must say that we are very impressed with each and every one of you!

Via the many chats that were started in the first two months of the Contest students have grabbed the chance to introduce themselves and their project to our partners. But it was only until the speed dates where they actually got to meet for the first time. Rounding off to about 124 speed dates, we feel this was a great success!

As the final event of the first edition of the WUR Student Challenge: ReThink Protein draws nearer and nearer, the selection jury had one final, and one might say impossible, task left.

It’s time to announce who will get the chance to impress the partners, the grand jury, and the rest of the audience. It’s time to announce who made it to the top 20. 
These projects and students will be battling for amazing opportunities and prizes during the final event on the 27th of June. Curious? Reserve your seat and don’t miss this spectacular battle https://www.rethinkprotein.nl/finale


Let us just say that selecting 20 projects was not an easy task and if you don’t see the name of your project below, this still means that you are doing a great job and we would like to invite you to join for the next challenge!
For now: congratulations to the following contestants with your well-deserved spot in the final:






 All Gaens


SWAP – Silk worm as protein

Lego Protein

Protein Forward

Dehydrated Cushuro









Food plus


INKA Spread

Morama: a lost crop from Africa



Finalists, please check your email to see which steps you’ll need to follow next!
Good luck and see you soon!