Keen to whet the appetite of consumers locally and abroad with innovative food products, and want ideas to level up your food business? Let FoodInnovate give your business a boost.
FoodInnovate is a multi-agency initiative to grow Singapore’s food manufacturing industry through innovation. Our vision is for Singapore to be the leading food and nutrition hub in Asia.
Under FoodInnovate, Enterprise Singapore collaborates with Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Economic Development Board (EDB), Innovation Partner for Impact (IPI), JTC Corporation (JTC) and Singapore Food Agency (SFA) to bring a suite of resources to Singapore food companies, enabling you to create and commercialise food products faster, and sell to a larger market.
FoodInnovate opens up opportunities for your company to co-innovate and work with multinational corporations, food science experts, industry associations and other local small and medium-sized enterprises. In the process, you can also gain new knowledge in food innovation. Through FoodInnovate, get access to shared facilities to test new food ideas and commercialise products in a shorter time. If you are thinking about venturing into emerging areas such as food-tech and agri-tech, you can find support here too.
Develop new food products using advanced technology through FoodInnovate’s network of shared production facilities. You can trial new ideas and bring new products to market faster without investing in expensive equipment.
The use of High Pressure Processing (HPP) technology can extend your product’s shelf-life while preserving its nutritional value and quality. This technology is suitable for products such as juices and paste, as well as ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook items. Access HPP at the HPP Resource Sharing Facility, jointly set up by Enterprise Singapore, Warehouse Logistics Net Asia and Singapore Polytechnic’s Food Innovation Resource Centre, by emailing us.
Look forward to another shared facility where you can rent equipment to test your new food products in small batches. This shared facility at JTC Food Hub @ Senoko will be ready by end 2021.
Working with like-minded partners can accelerate your innovation journey. For opportunities to co-innovate, explore these avenues:
FIPA is a food innovation competition organised by the Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (SFMA) to encourage collaboration between the industry and institutes of higher learning.
Vie for this award and partner students from the food science and technology courses in Institutes of Technical Education, polytechnics and universities to develop innovative food products and market launch strategies.
The team will go through a nine-month innovation process that covers design thinking, food trends, and market insights. Not only will you develop business capabilities, you will also gain knowledge in consumer and market insights, and learn how to facilitate product commercialisation.
Here is an exclusive opportunity for Singapore-based food manufacturers to work with an Australian partner. Enterprise Singapore has tied up with the Victorian government and the Monash Food Innovation Centre (MFIC) to launch a Food Innovation Challenge. Teams will develop food products with high commercialisation potential for the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) markets.
Under this challenge, your company will be matched with a team of students from Monash University to co-develop new food products based on your company’s business challenge statement and market opportunities in ANZ. The highlight is a one-week boot camp in Monash University with a series of workshops and hands-on sessions to fine-tune the prototypes.
Through the boot camp, you get to deepen in-house innovation capabilities and apply them to develop new products for other markets. Learn more about it here. Keen to participate? Email us.
Co-innovate and develop new elderly-friendly food products together with elder-care institutions and food technology experts under our Food for Elders programme.
Singapore is one of the most rapidly ageing countries in the world, with one in four Singaporeans expected to be aged 65 and above by 2030. Your business can explore this opportunity to develop food products with the nutritional requirements and food texture suited to the dietary needs of seniors. Your creations can meet the needs of locals and seniors abroad.
Email us to find out more about elderly consumer insights in 6 markets (Singapore, Thailand, Korea, China, Vietnam and Australia) and resources to help you develop elderly-friendly food products for the global market.
Reducing food waste is important for sustainability and also offers new business opportunities. You can develop solutions to convert food manufacturing by-products into new usable products and gain cost savings. Partner Enterprise Singapore and work with research institutes and waste management companies to develop and adopt these solutions.
Email us to find out more about the Food Waste Valorisation programme.
Join the quest to develop innovative agriculture and food solutions through technology – especially in key growth segments such as urban farming, aquaculture, alternative proteins. With a reliable intellectual property and standards framework, a pro-business environment and strong reputation for food safety, Singapore provides a conducive environment to nurture your startup, and serves as a landing pad for you to export your solutions to the region.
In enhancing our local agri-food tech startups’ access to funding, Enterprise Singapore’s investment arm, SEEDS Capital, has also appointed seven co-investment partners in 2019, catalysing more than S$90 million worth of investments into deep tech and early stage agri-food tech startups.
We also work closely with ecosystem partners and have anchored global accelerators such as Big Idea Ventures, GROW, Hatch Blue, Trendlines and The Yield Lab in Singapore to groom and assist our local agri-food tech startups – from fundraising and tech sourcing, to product development and internationalisation.
Find synergies and tap complementary strengths in like-minded players for high-tech farming and research and development activities (such as in insect farming and animal feed production) at the upcoming Agri-Food Innovation Park in Sungei Kadut, which will open in phases from the second quarter of 2021.
Aspiring agri-food tech entrepreneurs can tap Startup SG initiatives to nurture new ideas and concepts, and access opportunities in mentorship, funding, talent and infrastructure.
Whether it is discovery research, application studies or equipment rental, reach out to our resource partners for expertise, and explore opportunities to work together on different aspects of your innovation journey.
Find out more about our network of partners.
Stay updated with the latest industry insights through these online reports:
Join these regional or international events, supported by Enterprise Singapore, to connect with innovation forerunners and stay updated with the latest food innovation trends:
To find out more and participate in future workshops and events, drop us an email.