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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 | 06 Dec
RT : Interested in working on the science of making healthy new snacks? and are looking for a PhD st… https://t.co/Ef4ZoPNoX6
@ask FIN | 05 Dec
Food scraps could be turned into environmentally friendly plastic packaging https://t.co/sbyvqA63uZ
@ask FIN | 04 Dec
Blockchain explained https://t.co/oMZvWcdQAS via
@ask FIN | 04 Dec
Both a worry and an opportunity BBC News - Most adults living unhealthy lifestyles https://t.co/05QMQTEiYP
@ask FIN | 26 Nov
RT : As part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Programme between and (Shotts) Limi… https://t.co/8wfoSzrHYv
@ask FIN | 26 Nov
RT : Only 1 week left before deadline to send in your application to for the Knowledge Transfer Manager for… https://t.co/jUwGauf3sP
@ask FIN | 16 Nov
@ask FIN | 12 Nov
RT : STFC's B4I provides access to unique laboratories & world class researchers. Find out how STFC can help so… https://t.co/2hjbAroFK4
@ask FIN | 08 Nov
RT : Our FIN steering group chair is a winner! Congratulations Ian https://t.co/Rx7lZniSo5
@ask FIN | 07 Nov
Come and work with KTN! We have vacancies for a new Knowledge Transfer Manager in Agri-Food, and also in Materials,… https://t.co/VuthsXCjQV