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New Frontiers in Food (NF4) Innovation Tour China | Activities & Experiences

2019-06-17T11:23:53+02:00

In May 2019, a delegation of 19 SMEs visited China to explore the Chinese market for food and beverage. The New Frontiers in Food (NF4) Innovation Tour to China started in Xiamen (Fujian) and was followed by a visit to Shanghai. Activities in Xiamen (Fujian) were organized in collaboration with the local NF4-organization partner Foodvalley China, these activities included a tailor-made conference with presentations of Chinese local business opportunities, pitching opportunities for the EU-companies and interaction with Chinese importers, agents, distributors, local government and food companies. In Shanghai the delegation visited the DSM Innovation Center and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, [...]

New Frontiers in Food (NF4) Innovation Tour China | Activities & Experiences 2019-06-17T11:23:53+02:00

Case study Niacet – Participation in the Innovation Tour China

2019-06-17T10:27:05+02:00

Niacet is an international company, producer of organic salts, focusing on propionates and acetates. In food these products are used for food preservation and food safety in the bakery-, meat-, poultry-, fish- and RTE industry. Niacet has been a member of Foodvalley for 3 years and participates in multiple (international) events and exhibitions. Niacet participated in the New Frontiers in Food Fast Foward (NF4) Innovation Tour to China to investigate its business opportunities for propionates and acetates and gain insights in the Chinese market. From the 13th to the 17th of May, Niacet joined the Innovation Tour to China in [...]

Case study Niacet – Participation in the Innovation Tour China 2019-06-17T10:27:05+02:00

New Frontiers in Food (NF4) Tech Road Show at CFIA Rennes

2019-06-14T16:03:46+02:00

CFIA exhibition(Carrefour des Fournisseurs de l'Industrie Agroalimentaire)  has 22 years of experience as a reference exhibition for the food-processing sector in Europe, showcasing top-notch products and solutions for all companies in the sector. It gathers companies from the Ingredients & IFP (255 exhibitors), Equipements & Processes (930 exhibitors), Packing & Conditioning (415 exhibitors). It also takes place every year in Rennes and brings over 20.000 visitors. Since a few years, CFIA has the ambition to attract more and more international audience and it is now able to count companies from all over Europe as well as US, Brazil or North-Africa. [...]

New Frontiers in Food (NF4) Tech Road Show at CFIA Rennes 2019-06-14T16:03:46+02:00

Case study Ragnar – Participation in the Innovation Tour USA

2019-06-13T14:55:46+02:00

Start-up company RAGNAR Brewery participated in the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) Innovation Tour to the USA to explore the market opportunities for its craft beer concept. Ragnar has been founded in 2018 and has the ambition to make a authentic flavors beer inspired by ninth century recipes, with a bottle with a unique shape. RAGNAR Brewery is also opening a unique and unusual place in Normandy. This year, RAGNAR joined Valorial as a Member, to benefit of its network and events. With the participation in the NF4 project, RAGNAR aims to investigate the opportunities for craft beer [...]

Case study Ragnar – Participation in the Innovation Tour USA 2019-06-13T14:55:46+02:00

The NF4 consortium and Natural Products Canada sign a Memorandum of Understanding

2019-06-12T08:43:22+02:00

On May 9th, 2019, the New Frontiers in Food (NF4) consortium held a High-Level Advisory Board (HLAB) in parallel to leading international event on nutraceuticals, Vitafoods Europe. The members of the European consortium NF4  gathered in Geneva in order to go further on the European actions within the project, in accordance with the expectations of SMEs. The HLAB was the opportunity for European companies to take part in the project and meet other European companies from the clusters. On this occasion, the NF4 members had the pleasure to host the executive team of Natural Products Canada and invited them to [...]

The NF4 consortium and Natural Products Canada sign a Memorandum of Understanding 2019-06-12T08:43:22+02:00

Video: Experiences of the NF4 delegation in China

2019-06-07T10:16:44+02:00

May 13 - 17 2019, a group of 19 SMEs participated in the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) Innovation Tour to China. Activities of the Innovation Tour included company visits to DSM Innovation Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University & Yinlu-Group, visiting the SIAL Shanghai exhibition and participating in a seminar in Xiamen. During this visit, the participants learned about the Chinese market for food products, met valuable contacts and created new business opportunities. Interested in their experience? Watch the video with quotes and experiences of the NF4 Innovation Tour in China! Read more about the activities in the [...]

Video: Experiences of the NF4 delegation in China 2019-06-07T10:16:44+02:00

Understanding the Innovation landscape in China: DSM Innovation Center, Jiao Tong University & Yinlu

2019-05-29T11:42:25+02:00

As a part of the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) Innovation Tour to China, the delegation visited DSM and its Innovation Center in Shanghai, Yinlu Foods Group in Xiamen and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University. During these visits the delegation learned about the innovation activities, trends in the Chinese market and opportunities for European companies. At the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, DSM welcomed the NF4-delegation on the 16th of May in Pudong, Shanghai. Aside from a tour through the lab, DSM presented their current innovation focus, for example sugar reduction, taste experience, health and wellbeing, biopreservation and food chain [...]

Understanding the Innovation landscape in China: DSM Innovation Center, Jiao Tong University & Yinlu 2019-05-29T11:42:25+02:00

SIAL China & Network receptions of the agricultural Embassies

2019-05-27T08:41:40+02:00

Last week, the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) delegation visited the SIAL China in Shanghai, which is the largest Food Innovation event in Asia. During this exhibition the European companies had meetings with international food companies, agents, importers and other stakeholders to generate and investigate new business and innovation collaboration opportunities in China. The Dutch and French participants in the NF4 Innovation Tour to China also participated in a network reception of the Dutch agricultural Embassy, courteously organized and hosted by the Dutch Agrofood Counsellor Henk Stigter, and a network reception organized by the the French agricultural Embassy, [...]

SIAL China & Network receptions of the agricultural Embassies 2019-05-27T08:41:40+02:00

Video: Seminar with European and Chinese food companies | Xiamen (Fujian)

2019-05-22T16:45:40+02:00

Last week, a group of European SME's participated in the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) Innovation Tour to China. The tour started with visit to Xiamen (Fujian) where Foodvalley China, in collaboration with NF4, organized a seminar about Food business in China to gain insights in the market, interact and explore new business opportunities. Watch a short video of this meeting here!

Video: Seminar with European and Chinese food companies | Xiamen (Fujian) 2019-05-22T16:45:40+02:00

Case study Freggies – Participation in the Innovation Tour USA

2019-05-07T14:43:49+02:00

Start-up company Freggies participated in the New Frontiers in Food Fast Forward (NF4) Innovation Tour to the USA to explore the market opportunities for plant-based snacks. Maduro concepts (Freggies) has been founded in 2017 and has the ambition to make tasty sustainable plant-based snacks that are easy to prepare. The Freggies are made from residual streams of vegetables, for example from the juice industry, thereby contributing to reducing food waste. In this way, Freggies provides a sustainable alternative for snacks and side dishes in The Netherlands. From 2018 onwards Freggies has been a Member of Foodvalley NL, actively involved in [...]

Case study Freggies – Participation in the Innovation Tour USA 2019-05-07T14:43:49+02:00