Company Position Country
Protera Biosciences CEO & Founder France
How can AI help to develop new combinations of ferments for future food?

Leonardo Alvarez is the CEO and Co-founder of Protera, an AI-driven biotech startup that has developed innovative and sustainable protein-based food ingredients using its proprietary madi™  platform. As a biotech entrepreneur, Leonardo also founded Aminotec, a Chilean-based AgTech company that produces fertilizers and agricultural chemicals. Leonardo has received numerous accolades, including being named one of the 100 young leaders to watch in 2015 by El Mercurio in Chile.


As Protera continues to make strides in the industry, it is now launching the madi™ platform as a product, enabling others to harness its power and create groundbreaking, sustainable solutions in food and beyond. Our global partners, such as Sofinnova, SOSV, ICL, Bimbo, and others, believe in the spirit and unique end-to-end development of our team to deliver protein ingredients with unmatched performance. In 2021, ICL Food Specialties joined forces with Protera Biosciences. ICL Food Specialties is a member of the ICL Group, a leading global specialty minerals company that creates impactful solutions through R&D to address sustainability challenges in global food, agriculture, and industrial markets.