The next revolution is green

Life Science – inspired by nature

Life Science

Currently, a transformation is taking place in the industry that was predicted as the "bio-based revolution" years ago. Nature and life sciences are not only inspiring the development of new materials and structures. More and more, biological processes are being integrated into manufacturing processes and products, too.

Driven by advances in biotechnology (e.g. precision fermentation) and consumer preferences, production processes and product requirements are changing in traditional life science areas. This transformation is supported by rapid advances in digitalization along the entire value chain.

Accordingly, Schlegel und Partner supports you in shaping your innovation and growth strategy.

Key topics
  • Sustainability
  • Healthy living
  • Digital solutions and services / Farm management software
  • Alternative proteins
  • Advanced feed ingredients and plant nutrition
  • Animal health

Contact person
Dr. Thorsten Böhn
Partner, Director Life Science
+49 6201 9915 79
Contact person
Dr. Isabelle Symonds
Partner, Director Life Science
+49 6201 9915 10

Agricultural input

  • Energy, chemicals (incl. fertilizers, crop protection), water, biological materials, agricultural machinery, consumables

Agricultural businesses: crop production

  • Cultivation methods, stress resistance (water, UV, heat, cold, drought), data driven insights, exotic plants

Agricultural businesses: animal husbandry

  • Animal health, antibiotics reduction, digital livestock, in-time animal health, stable hygiene

Farmfree production and bioreactors

  • Synthetic milk, meat from the lab, lab grown flour, biologically produced odors and flavors, food ingredients

Input into the food industry

  • Food machinery, technical consumables, auxiliaries, ingredients

Food processing

  • Proteins, fat and sugar reduction, shelf life, contamination prevention, food safety

Food consumption / consumers

  • Clean eating, healthy food and health claims, transparency and traceability, infant feeding, clinical and medical nutrition, personalized nutrition

Concepts and systems across the entire value chain

  • Transparency and safety, data driven insights, food waste reduction

Value Chain

  • Agricultural input
  • Agricultural businesses: crop production
  • Agricultural businesses: animal husbandry
  • Farmfree production and bioreactors
  • Input into the food industry
  • Food processing
  • Food consumption / consumers
  • Concepts and systems across the entire value chain

Value Chain

  • Agricultural input
    • Energy, chemicals (incl. fertilizers, crop protection), water, biological materials, agricultural machinery, consumables
  • Agricultural businesses: crop production
    • Cultivation methods, stress resistance (water, UV, heat, cold, drought), data driven insights, exotic plants
  • Agricultural businesses: animal husbandry
    • Animal health, antibiotics reduction, digital livestock, in-time animal health, stable hygiene
  • Farmfree production and bioreactors
    • Synthetic milk, meat from the lab, lab grown flour, biologically produced odors and flavors, food ingredients
  • Input into the food industry
    • Food machinery, technical consumables, auxiliaries, ingredients
  • Food processing
    • Proteins, fat and sugar reduction, shelf life, contamination prevention, food safety
  • Food consumption / consumers
    • Clean eating, healthy food and health claims, transparency and traceability, infant feeding, clinical and medical nutrition, personalized nutrition
  • Concepts and systems across the entire value chain
    • Transparency and safety, data driven insights, food waste reduction

Exemplary studies

Crops & Animals
  • Innovative solutions for water management, plant health and increased fertilizer efficiency
  • Growth strategy for a vitamin manufacturer in selected African countries and market segments
  • Brand perception of a Farm Management Software
  • Requirements for digital tools in crop protection, and farming
  • Willingness to pay for a new antibiotic-free approach (animal health)

Food & Beverage
  • Global market potential for an innovative plant protein source
  • Production technologies and global market for biotechnologically produced oligosaccharides in human nutrition and cosmetics
  • Identification of key decision makers and decision making process in procurement of global top 100 food and beverage companies
  • Farmfree strategy for a manufacturer of animal proteins and identification of cooperation partners in food, cosmetics and medical

Health & Care
  • Market opportunities and market gaps for novel supplements targeting gut health, mental health and female health
  • Sales opportunities for chemical health and care additives
  • Opportunities for innovative functional food products with health-promoting effects (e.g. intestinal functions)
  • Market opportunities for a novel product focusing on gluten intolerance