Recognition & Milestones
Insect farming company wins
social enterprise start-up of the year
at President's Challenge awards
It was the first time the awards, recognising outstanding social enterprises for their positive impact on the community, had been given out since the virus outbreak.
Closing The Food Resource Loop And Driving Sustainability At The Inaugural Food Resource Valorisation Awards
Having demonstrated our proprietary processes and breakthrough technologies in the agri-food industry, we are honoured to receive the National Environment Agency (NEA) Food Resource Valorisation Awards.
IFT clinched 2nd place in NTUitive’s ideasinc 2020, a nationwide startup challenge to groom promising ideas into viable businesses
As part of its operations, Insect Feed Technologies (IFT) feeds waste to bugs to create an alternative source of animal feed. But make no mistake – the startup’s focus is not sustainability-focused waste management. As a serious food/agri-tech company, the ambition and innovation of its team ensure that it is poised to make animal nutrition greener, more affordable, and better than it ever was.
Founder Feature on Startupx
"Despite the challenges of navigating the sunrise industry of animal feed, Insect Feed Technologies aims to build Singapore’s first commercial black soldier flies facility that can process 10-tons of food waste a day in the next 8 months. In the next 5 years however, they have their sights set on regional and global expansion." Sean analyses.
Combatting Our Mountain Of Waste: Young Singaporeans Pave The Way |
On The Red Dot
CNA's weekly programme documents the stories of ordinary Singaporeans and celebrates their resilience, identity and sense of belonging.
Watch the episode here
SMU: Taking Flight with Sean Tan
Many find it hard to believe, but our SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business alumnus, Sean Tan, thinks of himself as a big nerd and history buff. History Channel, National Geographic channel, you name it and he has probably watched it. Full of enthusiasm about entrepreneurship, our emerging agri-food industry and our little red dot, he has since founded Insect Feed Technologies and continues to contribute to a better Singapore for the future generations. Let's find out how his business is taking flight (quite literally) amidst the ongoing pandemic!
Startup Talk About the HyperSpark
Insect Feed Technologies’ Tan shares, “The dynamics definitely change as you won't be able to engage the audience and see their immediate reactions, but the main points are the same: you still have to have good delivery and the energy must always be there.”
Collaboration with Brawn & Brains Coffee
We believe that even waste should be given a second purpose and we are ecstatic to be part of a collaboration that allows us to do so! Our cafes generate several kilograms of coffee grounds each day and instead of throwing them out, we provide them to Insect Feed Technologies and Cultivate Central.
Soul of Business: Addressing the problem of food waste by farming black soldier flies
Claressa Monteiro speaks to Sean Tan, Key Founder, Insect Feed Technologies to tell us about farming black soldier flies as sustainable protein, building a zero waste nation and merging sustainability with innovation.
Listen to the full podcast interview here