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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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Read and contribute to discussions on a range of food innovation topics

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@ask FIN | 15 Aug
RT : Registration is now open for the National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) first industrial/academic cross-sector… https://t.co/iXcwaDwX1M
@ask FIN | 09 Aug
Check out "Innovation in the Food Supply Chain" https://t.co/XyB2sOs8A9
@ask FIN | 02 Aug
I'm going to "Agritech Business workshop". See you there? https://t.co/vBM3cPEc2y via
@ask FIN | 04 Jul
RT : Calling primary producers & growers, agricultural advisers & agricultural machinery manufacturers - gain insights i… https://t.co/CRW6uoN64j
@ask FIN | 03 Jul
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@ask FIN | 03 Jul
RT : Looking to invest in ? Investor registration is now open for KTN's 2018 Agri-Tech Investment Showcase on… https://t.co/TaUy8SY9dM
@ask FIN | 22 Jun
RT : KTN's Callum Harvey to speak about opportunities of relevance to automatic monitoring of at… https://t.co/y34nKZ1toi
@ask FIN | 22 Jun
RT : Accelerating the commercialisation of innovative technologies in health, energy, environment, food & drink, materia… https://t.co/cUVq4Z38Vx
@ask FIN | 04 Jun
RT : Need help with plastics innovation: towards zero waste, look here and ask https://t.co/QOrRgiA0KI
@ask FIN | 24 May
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