Dr. Dalal AlGhawas, PhD

Program Director, Big Idea Ventures

Dr. Dalal AlGhawas is the Program Director at Big Idea Ventures, a venture capital firm which invests in future food technologies in the alternative protein ecosystem. She helps to combine capital and partnership to support and grow the world’s most compelling food companies and protein alternatives. She is specialised in food safety, biotechnology, diagnostics, clinical/animal research and public health.

Dalal has helped to establish the first food technology accelerator program in Hong Kong and has worked with over 50 global technology startups, with special focus on plant-based protein alternatives, cellular-agriculture, sustainability, smart kitchen equipment, med-tech and software.

She holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Food Science and Food Biotechnology) from the University of Hong Kong with several publications in top tier peer reviewed journals, startup manuals and agri-food market reports. 

10:00 - 10:55

Tuesday 2 November

The Future of Protein: Novel Foods, Nutrition and Formulation Changes