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Connecting businesses to accelerate innovation

What is it?

The Food Innovation Network (FIN) is a virtual community of organisations, big and small, all of whom are looking for opportunities, partners, processes and ideas to help them make their food innovation ideas a reality, fuel the growth of their business and form new partnerships. FIN’s aim is to help improve the competitiveness of food and drink businesses right across the supply chain. FIN seeks to do this by:

  • Helping increase collaboration and partnership between businesses and research organisations
  • Providing support to help innovation happen, particularly for SMEs
  • Joining up R&D and innovation across the whole food system.

Who is involved?

Businesses both large and small, research organisations, innovation enablers, providers and demonstrators. It is Government sponsored by DEFRA and BBSRC.

How does it work?

At the heart of FIN is this web portal which connects members and helps them search for information on potential partners who can help them develop their ideas. This website also lists new funding opportunities and supplies a toolkit of resources, including model IP agreements, an overview of the UK R&D funding landscape and a series of user-generated hot topics. There is also a FIN coordinator, Simon Baty, who is here to work with individual businesses to provide help and advice. Log-in to get started.

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@ask FIN | 21 Mar
RT : Today's FoodTech Showcase with and will shine a light on current industry challenges and the in… https://t.co/G7uGDBT0e5
@ask FIN | 21 Feb
RT : Thanks to and everyone for welcoming us to the British High Commission to talk about… https://t.co/PT8PRAdFVz
@ask FIN | 20 Feb
RT : Sounds like Australia are leading the way. To find out what's on offer in the UK visit… https://t.co/gzM6b3aM82
@ask FIN | 13 Feb
RT : TWO chances end/Mar to discover how you can work with the Centres to UP efficiency, productivity & help t… https://t.co/KpUoDNRnx9
@ask FIN | 12 Feb
RT : Great opportunity in St Andrews for a graduate. https://t.co/T2bQNErJn1
@ask FIN | 08 Feb
RT : All welcome to the Seminar 14.03.2019 "Policies to enable sustainable food systems" with… https://t.co/fIm1MPqrhz
@ask FIN | 08 Feb
RT : Is your related to ? Do you have a great story to tell? You can… https://t.co/zFyu4ZUD3m
@ask FIN | 08 Feb
RT : We’re excited to be in the 🇬🇧 with 🇨🇦 and researchers exploring opportunities for R&D collab in artificial in… https://t.co/PaakxVqTqM
@ask FIN | 08 Feb
RT : Calling SMEs - only a few days left to apply to take part in the FoodTech Showcase with accelera… https://t.co/asStzBIRFS
@ask FIN | 07 Feb
RT : SMEs with high growth potential are invited to apply for opportunity to pitch to investors at Fo… https://t.co/rnTUtIpJzb