MEDIA

$100,000 up for grabs for cutting edge foodtech endeavors

September, 2021

Dr. Ilan Samish, the founder of Amai Proteins, which came in second place in last year’s competition, said: "It gave our name validation. To date, we have won 10 awards,...

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Amai Foods: Designing a protein that’s sweeter than sugar

September, 2021

In the last 50 years, obesity rates have tripled worldwide, and sugar overconsumption is often identified as the main culprit.

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Amai Proteins 2021: Reaping Nature’s Sweet Rewards

August, 2021

Dr. Ilan Samish, founder and CEO of Amai Proteins, describes how his food tech startup is transforming the food industry with the first protein-based sugar substitute.

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Investing in Amai and the Case for ‘Bits and Atoms’ Fueling Sustainable Innovation

July, 2021

At ZORA, we are excited to announce Amai Proteins as our fourth investment in the ZORA Israel Impact Fund. This investment not only has immense commercial and ‘impact’ potential, but also exemplifies a...

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Israeli Food Tech Amai Proteins Replaces Sugar with Healthy, Sweet Proteins

May, 2021

My experience with the large food companies teaches me that taste is king,” says Dr. Samish, explaining why Amai’s approach is to reduce and complement sugar instead of aiming to...

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Ocean Spray and Amai Proteins Partner to Create the First Protein-Sweetened Reduced Sugar Cranberry Juice

December, 2020

As Ocean Spray continues to focus on health and wellness, the new beverage aims to feature roughly 40% less sugar while still delivering a delicious, classic taste.

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5 sweet innovations that can save us from sugar overload

November, 2020

The crazy amount of sugar in Western diets leads to obesity and diabetes and increases risk of severe Covid-19. Here are brilliant alternatives.

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Interview with Amai Proteins CEO on the clean future of foodtech post Covid-19 using precision fermentation and microbial technologies

May, 2020

We had the pleasure of catching up with Ilan Samish, Founder and CEO at Amai Proteins to hear his thoughts on the role of microbial technologies in revolutionizing our food...

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ד״ר אילן סמיש וחלבונים מתוקים

September, 2021

מנכ"ל אמאי, ד"ר אילן סמיש שוחח בפודקאסט גיקונומי על ביולוגיה חישובית, סוכר על נזקיו ודרכים להפחיתו ...ועל אמאי (שעה וחצי).

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החברה שיצרה חלבון מתוק פי 10,000 מסוכר

October, 2020

באמצעות חיקוי חיי החלבונים במעיינות מבעבעים ובאנטרקטיקה ושיטת ייצור דומה לזו של בירה הצליחו באמאי ליצור את החלבון הטבעי שעתיד להחליף סוכר

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חדשנות בין-לאומית: טכנולוגיות להפחתת צריכת הסוכר, להגברת השימוש במרכיבים צמחיים ולמניעת הרעלות מזון

June, 2020

האיחוד האירופי הקצה מיליוני יורו לשלוש קבוצות בין-לאומיות שבהן שותפים חוקרים מהפקולטה להנדסת ביוטכנולוגיה ומזון ומהפקולטה להנדסת מכונות בטכניון. המטרה: קידום המצאות שישפרו את איכות המזון ואת בריאות האדם

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חזון החלבונים המתוכנתים: המהפכה שעשויה לחסל את תעשיית הבשר

December, 2019

.העולם זקוק לעוד חלבון כדי להאכיל את כל האנשים החיים על פני כדור הארץ, אבל נראה שאין ביכולתו לספק אותו. הפתרונות שהוצעו עד כה - להביא לעולם פחות ילדים או...

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אמזון ווב סרוויס מציעה תכניות צמיחה מגוונות לסטארט-אפים

January, 2019

סטארט-אפים הם כידוע מנוע החדשנות של הכלכלה העולמית ואחת הסיבות המרכזיות לשגשוגו של ההיי-טק הישראלי. בשנים האחרונות הפך מודל הענן לסטנדרט דה פקטו בקרב סטארט-אפים שמאפשר להם לצרוך שירותי מחשוב...

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הגוגל של הסוכר

December, 2018

בפאתי פארק המדע ברחובות, מסתתרת חברה שרוצה להציל את העולם ממזון מסוכן: סוכר • הכירו את אמאי, המפתחת תחליף סוכר שעומד לחולל מהפכה בעולם המזון והמשקאות ונחשפת לראשונה במלואה

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חלבון זה הסוכר החדש: חלבונים מתוקים כתחליף לסוכר הלבן

June, 2018

ד"ר אילן סמיש, מייסד חברת אמאי חלבונים, מעצב חלבונים מתוקים שלא משפיעים על רמת הסוכר בדם

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שכדאי לעקוב אחריהם FoodTech סטארטאפים בתחום

May, 2018

מזון מהעתיד – בשבוע שעבר נערך כנס FOODTECHIL 2018 – כנס הפודטק השנתי של חברת שטראוס בה הציגו כ-50 סטראטאפים ישראלים את החדשנות שלהם בתחום המזון. פרופ' אייל שמעוני סמנכ"ל...

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Digital Biotecnología Digital

November, 2021

Canal Once TV's show "Digital"- the Biotech episode, shares the story of Amai Proteins, one of Israel's biotech startups, transforming the mass food and beverage industry through their hyper-sweet designer...

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Israël veut éveiller les papilles à l’innovation

September, 2019

Ilan Samish trempe une chips dans du ketchup, boit une gorgée de soda et déguste une cuillerée de yaourt --trois aliments sucrés grâce à une protéine qu'il a développée.

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Awards

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San Francisco

SynBioBeta talk. Dr. John Cumbers (CEO SynBioBeta)

Oct 2021

“1-of-3 Companies changing the way we eat.”

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Palm Beach

Global Wellness Summit 1st place (1/84)

Aug 2021

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.

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Dusseldorf

TechTour finals winner

Oct 2021

EU TechTour Venture Contest Finals winner (24/1,125, 3 FoodTech)

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Paris

Ingredients Europe

Oct 2021

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

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Denmark

TechTour EFVF, Aarhus

Oct 2021

1 of 30 companies selected to present at the European Food Venture Forum

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Berlin

Extreme Tech Challenge

Oct 2021

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.

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Spain

The 2021 EIT Food Annual Partner event & Venture Summit

Oct 2021

 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

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Singapore

Future Food Asia Award

Oct 2021

Finalist (8/150).

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New Orleans

IFT-Next top-10 | Round-2 finalist

Oct 2021

IFT-Next Future Food Disruptor of the Year competition (Round 2 finalist)

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Tel Aviv

Israel's startup of the year of The Pitch - The Journey

Jan 2022

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.

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Tel Aviv

FoodTech innovation startup contest

Amai Proteins won 2nd place in the Calcalist-Tnuva Israeli startup competition.

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Virtual- World Food Forum startup innovation awards 2020

Extreme Tech Challenge Announces Global Finalists, Debuts COVID-19 Innovation Award and Female Founder Award

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.

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San-Francisco

AgFunder ‘Most Innovative Pre-series A Supply Tech’

AgFunder Award for Most Innovative Pre-Series A Supply Tech International Startup

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Vienna

5 Top FoodTech Startups Developing Alternative Proteins

Jan 2022

Amai was selected as one of the top 5 alternative proteins startups (out of 235 startups analyzed).

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Tel aviv

"Wired chose Amai as part of Tel-Aviv's top-ten hottest startups"

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.

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Tel aviv

The Peres Center Of Peace & Innovation DREAM TEAM The startup nation’s front window

Jan 2022

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 selecetd as a groundbreaking Israeli development and presented to visitors at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation.

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Italy

Finalists Announced for 2021 World Food Forum Startup Innovation Awards

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)

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SynBioBeta talk. Dr. John Cumbers (CEO SynBioBeta)  

“1-of-3 Companies changing the way we eat.”

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Global Wellness Summit 1st place (1/84)  

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.

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TechTour finals winner  

EU TechTour Venture Contest Finals winner (24/1,125, 3 FoodTech)

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Ingredients Europe  

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

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TechTour EFVF, Aarhus  

1 of 30 companies selected to present at the European Food Venture Forum

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Events

Paris

May 19-21

ChangeNOW

ChangeNOW takes positive change to the next level by organizing its annual summit, dedicated to a new generation of entrepreneurs whose solutions are changing the world for the better.

San Diego

June 13-16

BIO International Convention

Four exciting days of networking, programming, and partnering opportunities that will shape the future of our industry and celebrate the scientific discoveries transforming our world. Explore possibilities alongside thousands of global biotechnology and pharma leaders as we dive into topics such as business development, healthcare innovations, and the future of biotechnology.

New York

June 21-22

Future Food Tech Alternative Proteins

Future Food-Tech’s dedicated Alternative Proteins Summit on June 21-22 will connect global food leaders to map out the future of protein.

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