On August, 2013, New Harvest Board Member Mark Post presented the first hamburger gleaned from cultured meat and intrigued the public with the possibility of industrializing cultured meat. On November 15th, 2013, he was awarded in the Environment (Individual) category at the World Technology Network Summit & Awards Gala for this accomplishment.
Mark Post first became involved in researching “in vitro meat” in 2008 as professor of tissue engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. He is now chair of Physiology and Vice Dean of Biomedical Technology at Maastricht University, where he continues to research cultured meat.
Mark Post was inducted into membership of WTN, which comprises some of the most innovative minds in the World. The WTN and its members are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies. Other winners of the 2013 World Technology Award include Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Photo of Mark Post receiving the World Technology Award, taken by WTN Press.