Food and Beverage Ontario has released two reports on innovation in the Ontario food and beverage processing industry. Reports have indicated that there are several value-creating physical and on-line innovation resources available in Ontario to processor businesses across the province but coordination and communication continue to be key to uptake.
"At FBO we have been assessing the current innovation landscape in detail. What we have learned is that there are a number of innovation assets in place for industry – Food Starter, Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre, Food Innovation & Research Studio at George Brown and Niagara College's Canadian Food and Wine Institute to name a few. These assets offer varied services and resources from product development through to commercial production scale up," said Al Brezina, FBO's Innovation Director.
Complementary on-line innovation resources are also available and are largely concerned with information on government programs and funding and advisory services for businesses. Report highlights:
The reports commissioned by Food and Beverage Ontario and supported in part by Growing Forward 2, a provincial-territorial-federal initiative, can be viewed by following these links:
Innovation Information Resources: Ontario Food and Beverage Sector, MNP
Innovation Program Research, Hill + Knowlton Strategies
Food and Beverage Ontario is a not-for-profit, leadership organization advancing the interests of Ontario's food and beverage processors. FBO's focus is on the success, prosperity and growth of the food and beverage processing industry. For more information go to www.foodandbeverageontario.ca
SOURCE Food and Beverage Ontario
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