NF4 will meet the Food and Beverage Wisconsin during the Innovation Tour in the USA As part of the Innovation Tour to the USA, the NF4-companies will visit one of the first food and beverage cluster organizations in the US, FaB Wisconsin in Milwaukee on the 19th of March. In the session, the companies and clusters will discuss about business opportunities in the US, internal partnerships and share best practices. In addition, they can participate in B2B meetings and meet CEOs and leaders of food companies from the food and beverage cluster. For more information and the full program [...]
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The New Frontiers in Food report Functional Foods and Healthy Ingredient in the Canadian Market helps you doing business in Canada. Contents of the report 1) Market Overview 1.1) General Data 1.2) Economic Data 1.3) Canadian Demographic Changes 1.4) Canada’s Food and Beverage Industry 1.5) Opportunities in the Canadian Market 2) Trade Relations – Canada & the EU 2.1) General Data 2.2) Main Trade Partners 2.3) Commercial Agreements with EU 3) Export Process 3.1) Considerations prior to entering the Canadian Market 3.2) Customs Regulations and taxes 3.3) Regulation of Export products into Canada 3.4) Certifications 3.5) Labelling regulations [...]
I am looking forward to this spring. Not just because of the weather, but because then I will visit China with a group of enthusiastic entrepeneurs who will investigate the possibilities for their companies in new markets in Asia. By Tjerna Ellenbroek, New Frontiers in Food China is the fastest growing Asian market in food, and it offers many opportunities for innovative companies. With a population of almost 1.4 billion people it is a very large market. Moreover, China is a gateway to other Asian countries. Foodvalley NL is involved in the New Frontiers in [...]
On December 3rd and December 10th delegations of China and USA, respectively visited Foodvalley NL, the food innovation cluster based in The Netherlands. During an interactive meeting on December 3rd in Wageningen, The Netherlands, the CIPA organisation and a series of accompanying food companies (SMEs as well as larger companies) presented itself. CIPA is the investment and promotion agency of the Ministry of Commerce of China. The organisation focusses on the implementation of China's "Bringing in" and "Going Global" policies for domestic and overseas collaboration. The interest of the China-based companies was in the "Processed Foods" and "Nutritional and Health Ingredients" value chains, [...]
In October 2018, a delegation of 13 members from Vitagora and Wagralim took part in a partnership mission to Canada, on the occasion of BENEFIQ, the healthy food event in Québec city, and thanks to the support of Natural Products Canada, the NFIF local partner. Over four months, Atelier du Fruit (FR) had been actively engaged in the mission preparation. As a first step, a diagnosis had been completed for the company’s internationalisation to understand the needs and the relevant support to be implemented to access the market. Next, the profile of targeted partners was identified, which enabled the Canadian [...]
In October 2018, on behalf of New Frontiers In Food (NFIF), Vitagora coordinated a partnership mission in Canada with our local partner Natural Products Canada, in parallel to the BENEFIQ, the healthy food event organized by INAF (Institut sur la Nutrition et l’Alimentation Fonctionnelle) in Québec. The delegation gathered together 13 members from Vitagora and Wagralim. Within this delegation, 6 companies were part of the New Frontiers In Food Fast Forward cohort: Atelier du Fruit (FR), BIOptimize (FR), Extense Pharma (BE), Improve (FR), Vesale Pharma (BE) et Youmeal (BE). This mission enabled the companies to better understand the Canadian ecosystem, [...]
In march 2019, we invite you to join a international mission in USA. The aim of the mission is for you to better know about the the US processed food and beverage industry which is the largest employer in US manufacturing, representing small, medium, and large businesses, directly employing 2.1 million Americans in 30000 communities across the country (accounting for 16 percent of all US manufacturing employment) and indirectly supporting an additional 11 million jobs from farm to fork. In 2016, industry’s sales in the United States totaled $1 trillion, and the US processed food and beverage industry contributed nearly [...]
The Project The “New Frontiers in Food – Fast Forward” (NF4) project is a fast track internationalization accelerator for innovation-intensive food SMEs. Within this project, the main objective is to stimulate joint internationalization of European food SMEs in four target countries, including China. In the Chinese food market, the value chain which has the main focus is processed food. The Acceleration Services With this project the clusters aim to provide a full package of acceleration services with the objective to boost international innovation collaboration and business development of European food SMEs in China. With these acceleration activities, the SMEs can [...]
On November 20th a China delegation visited Foodvalley NL to explore new opportunities for collaboration. The delegation consisted of the plant cultivation and breeding company Shouguang as well as the Food Valley China cluster. In an interactive meeting the actictivies and interests of all parties involved were highlighted. The Food Valley of China is a strategic platform built by Weifang City for food industry transformation and upgrading and a national food safety zone, covering the whole district of Weifang, based in the Shandong province. The Food Valley of China is highly interested in further extending its international network, e.g. via [...]
The New Frontiers in Food consortium organized a business drink named ‘Get Together’ with Belgian-Beers from the Belgium cluster, Wagralim, during SIAL Paris.This was the great time to meet the New Frontiers in Food consortium team and interact with French and Belgian companies.We also welcomed the “Guangdong (China) Imported Food Association” delegation who has a wide network in the southern China, and The “National Confederation of Industry” Brazil delegation, the voice of the Brazilian industry.Thank you for your contribution, we are looking forward to meet you at the next event!