Top 10 finalist of the Thought For Food 2022 MENA Agri-Food-Tech Challenge
Amai is a proud finalist of the 2021 World Food Forum Startup Innovation competition. The competition was co-organized by the Extreme Tech Challenge and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO)
At any given moment there are over 6,000 start-ups in Israel working in the fields of agriculture, water, cyber technology, security, space, mobile, industry, food, smart transportation, clean energy, video, gaming, medicine, science, and research. Amai was selected as a groundbreaking Israeli development and presented to visitors at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation.
Amai is honored to win the EIT Food impact award (dietary change category) for the consortium research grant with Prof. Yoav Livney (The Technion), PepsiCo, and Danone. The award was given by Dr. Andy Zynga, CEO of EIT Foods at the EIT Food Venture summit
In a bid to address obesity, food tech startup Amai Proteins is using computational design and fermentation to develop zero-calorie “designer proteins” that are cheaper, healthier and thousands of times sweeter than sugar. Founded by CEO Ilan Samish in 2016, Amai has already partnered with Danone, PepsiCo and OceanSpray during its R&D phase, and hopes to bring its first products to market in 2022.
Amai was selected as one of the top 5 alternative proteins startups (out of 235 startups analyzed).
Virtual- World Food Forum startup innovation awards 2020
Amai is proud to be a finalist at Extreme Tech Challenge, the world's leading impact startup competition in which 52 startups were selected as finalists out of 2,419 competitors.
Amai Proteins won 2nd place in the Calcalist-Tnuva FoodTech Innovation competition.
Amai Proteins Ltd. was the proud recipient of the first-ever “Call for Wellness Innovations” award at the Global Wellness Summit in Palm Beach, Florida.
AgFunder Award for Most Innovative Pre-Series A Supply Tech International Startup
Amai won The Journey - The Pitch which is Israel's top startup competition with 200 startups of which the top 8 competed live in front of thousands.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)-Next Future Food Disruptor of the Year competition (Round 2 finalist)
Extreme Tech Challenge Regional Finalist to compete at Vivateck Paris. Award given by Young Sohn (President, Samsung Electronics) in front of a crowd of 3,000 at Disrupt Berlin.
The Most Innovative Food or Beverage Ingredient award of the Startup Innovation Challenge was awarded at the 28,000 attendees and 1,700-exhibitor, Food Ingredients Europe (FiE) 30 finalists from 190 competed for 4 awards. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X2xjYmmhdg
“1-of-3 Companies changing the way we eat.”
1 of 30 companies selected to present at the European Food Venture Forum
EU TechTour Venture Contest Finals winner (24/1,125, 3 FoodTech)