Participate to the development of a local startup feeding animals with microalgae

Inalve, Villefranche-sur-Mer (France)

Responsibilities


Distinctions

  • Inalve

Biography

Supervisors

Christophe Vasseur, Hubert Bonnefond, Inalve

 

Context

The demand for protein-rich ingredients is exploding worldwide, particularly in the animal feed sector. In thirty years, fish consumption has doubled. The growth of aquaculture has helped support this consumption. However, the industry is facing a rarefaction and an explosion in the price of staple food, fishmeal. Microalgae are a substitute of choice for these flours. Inalve develops an ingredient based on microalgae with immunostimulant properties for aquaculturists.

 

Objectives

Accompany the start-up in its R&D and its development. Inalve has been founded in April 2016. It was the winner of the national competition for the creation of innovative business (i-LAB) in 2015 and the global innovation competition in 2016.

 

Universite Cote d'Azur