Plant Futures Challenge Lab
The Plant Futures Challenge Lab is a unique university course that equips students with applied learning experiences in the plant-based food and agriculture sectors.
The program welcomes undergraduate to PhD students from diverse disciplines who work collaboratively with selected partners from various for-profit and nonprofit companies. Students are paired with organizations based on their skills, passions, and experiences and work to address the real-time needs of these organizations while gaining invaluable real-world experience.
Meet Our Partners
Our professional partners come from a variety of fields including consumer-packaged goods, venture capital, regenerative & agriculture; cell-cultured; non-profits; trade organizations and more. Past and current partners include:
Our participation in this course was extremely rewarding.
The students were bright, insightful, and dedicated, and made contributions of real value to our team. Can we do this again? Sign us up!
David L. Katz
CEO, Diet ID, Challenge Lab Mentor
Meet Our Students
Plant Futures Challenge Lab students have represented over 45+ disciplines, including:
Through a careful application process, working closely with recommendation from faculty advisors and student ambassadors, Plant Futures invites the most talented and motivated cohort of students with a variety of skill sets, experiences, expertise, and the passion to work with our partners. Both students and Challenge Lab mentors consistently reported the interdisciplinary design of the course to be one of the most valuable components of their Challenge Lab experience.
This was an awesome exercise in product development, innovation and communication. It will definitely be a foundational experience for me to keep practicing designing innovative food products that promote planetary health.
MBA Candidate, Challenge Lab Student