24 July 2018 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Event details

By 2050, the world will have over 10 billion mouths to feed, making it virtually impossible for the current food economy to sustain this population growth. One solution to this problem is being driven by clean and plant protein innovations that aim to increase sustainability, quality, and transparency back into the food system.


Companies such as Memphis Meats, Beyond Meat, Impossible Foods, Super Meat, Mosa Meat and many others are revolutionising the global food markets, resulting in increased investment flowing into the sustainable food industry.


So what is Clean Meat? What are the current developments of this sustainable meat and when can we expect it to reach our dining tables?


At our panel, The Future of the Farm: Clean Meat and How Aussie Entrepreneurs Can Disrupt the Food Industry our expert panelists will explore:


  • What is Clean Meat?
  • Current global developments in the industry particularly in the US and Middle East
  • The unique opportunities Aussie entrepreneurs have in the clean meat industry

Tim Noakesmith

Strategic Designer and founder M2

Tim Noakesmith is a strategic designer and entrepreneur focussed on fostering new innovations and questioning conventional thinking. He is working with Cochlear to improve their digital user experience across their major offerings and support their purpose driven mission. Tim’s latest venture M2 is seeking to uncover the commercial opportunities in Australasian food-innovations space and drive towards greater global sustainability.


Dr. Michael Christie

Patent Attorney and member of the Good Food Institute

Dr. Christie is a registered Australian and New Zealand patent attorney with a technical background in biotechnology. His work includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications, providing advice on the validity and infringement of patents, and acting in opposition matters.


Dr. Christie is a member of the Good Food Institute, which aims to develop and commercialise clean meat technologies. Dr. Christie is also a member of the Standing Committee on Pharma and Biotechnology for the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).


As a patent attorney, Dr. Christie was awarded the AJ Park Prize for the highest performance in Drafting of Patent Specifications. In 2017, Dr. Christie was awarded the prestigious Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia (IPTA) Institute Prize.

Cass Mao

Head of Strategy at AgThentic

Cass is Head of Strategy at AgThentic, a global network of leading consultants with expertise in agricultural economics, venture capital, technology and entrepreneurship, and data-driven research. Cass Mao is a strategist, entrepreneur and lifelong emerging technology nerd. With a background in sales and marketing, she’s spent her career building and supporting social enterprises and technology start-ups. She’s led the go to market strategy of two Australian startups, managed investments at VC fund Trimantium, and scaled non-profit incubator Vibewire as Executive Director.

George Peppou

Growlab program manager and startup mentor

George runs GrowLab agrifood tech accelerator at Cicada Innovations in Sydney. George is passionate about helping startup companies build the infrastructure of our future food system, from better managing current farming operations to alternative production methods including cellular and indoor agriculture.

Dates and fees
24 July
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


Academy Xi,
48 Druitt Street,
Sydney 2000