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Rob Agterberg

Partner at Back of the Yards Algae Sciences

Track: “Under a suitable medium” – Meeting the challenge of sustainability in cellular agriculture through algal innovation

We shall escape the absurdity of growing a whole chicken in order to eat the breast or wing, by growing these parts separately under a suitable medium
— Sir Winston Churchill

Rob is partner in one of the most exciting startups, Back of the Yards Algae Sciences. BYAS is a 'circular economy', algae-focused R&D company, dedicated to sustainable innovation in plant-based proteins, nutrition and agriculture focusing on vertical and cellular agriculture. With a background in business- and technology consulting within the Life Sciences industries, Rob is passionate about people, animals and the environment and thinks the current developments in alternative proteins cannot go fast enough.