Birmingham, UK, 19th March 2024 – Quest are excited to announce that we’ve been awarded funding from Innovate UK through the ‘UKRI Technology Missions Fund, Engineering Biology CR&D competition’.

The funding will be used to help further advance Quest’s next-generation controllable cell lines for producing cultivated meat at scale.

Quest Co-founder and CEO, Ivan Wall, said:

“We are delighted to have been awarded funding to advance our innovative technology to create next generation scalable cell lines. Engineering biology is a powerful tool for unlocking the power of scale up to create tasty cultivated meat whilst maintaining regulatory control and safety”

About Quest

Quest is a UK start-up set up by stem cell bioprocess experts. They create low-cost, sustainable cell culture raw materials for the cultivated meat sector. They are advancing a patent-pending multi-format ingredients platform and licence-free primary cell lines that are validated in scalable bioreactors. Quest Meat supports customers to accelerate scale-up and cost reduction in cell production that includes cultivated meat producers, value chain companies, and research organisations.

About Innovate UK

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is creating a better future by inspiring, involving and investing in businesses developing life-changing innovations. We provide targeted sectors with expertise, facilities and funding to test, demonstrate and evolve their ideas, driving UK productivity and economic growth. Join our network and communities of innovators to realise the potential of your ideas and accelerate business growth.