TheoryMesh Corp, an innovative software company that provides data-driven solutions for the food and agriculture supply chains, announced the start of a project with Burcon NutraScience Corporation, a global technology that is leading the advancement of plant-based proteins for foods and beverages, to use the TheoryMesh platform to improve plant protein research and scale up production.
Burcon will use the TheoryMesh platform to digitize its industry-leading plant protein research and processing, reducing time to market and assuring the highest levels of food safety and functional quality for protein products. Burcon will be able to track its processing products from seed to retail packaging using the TheoryMesh platform.
With real-time adjustments of research parameters and scaled-up commercial procedures to accommodate crop variances and changeable growing circumstances, this traceability will enable the greatest levels of sustainability to be implemented into protein research.
The TheoryMesh solution will give Burcon a clear competitive advantage in using data and AI to drive further innovation and scale up in the plant protein market.
Chris Bunio, CEO, TheoryMesh Corp.
Bunio added, “The ability to adjust formulations in real time based on crop inputs while showcasing end-to-end traceability and sustainability with our platform will raise the bar for plant protein companies. By leveraging Microsoft’s Data and AI tools and Power BI we can bring this solution to market quickly, enhancing our traceability platform.”
“Working with TheoryMesh to apply advanced AI across our research and development will allow us to innovate faster and accelerate scale up of our processes to commercial production levels. With this technology, Burcon will enhance its position as a protein leader with the most innovative solution for data and AI to drive plant protein,” explained Peter Kappel, chairman of the board for Burcon.
“The combination of Burcon and TheoryMesh, leveraging Microsoft’s Data and AI platforms on Microsoft Azure, will accelerate transformation of the plant protein sector and allow for real, traceable connection to food company ESG goals,” stated Barney Debnam, Agribusiness Industry Director at Microsoft.