Maruha Nichiro, the world's largest seafood company by revenues, has partnered with Japanese cell-based protein group to jointly research and develop fish products based on the startup's technology.

Yuki Hanyu, CEO, Integriculture. Photo: Integriculture

Osaka-based has developed an end-to-end system for developing meat products by cell culture.

Financing the project has been the key hurdle for the group, however.

Integriculture recently was selected as a semi-finalist for the Xprize "Feed the next billion" competition.

XPrize, initially launched by Google parent Alphabet, is backed by several companies and industrial leaders including Tesla founder Elon Musk.