Make Innovation Happen for Food and Drink

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Kingsmills Hotel

Culcabock Road

Inverness

IV2 3LP

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Are you working on something new or different that will add value to your business? Join us to for this unique opportunity to engage with specialists in the Food and Drink sector who can support your Innovation Journey.

The programme will provide an insightful and stimulating innovation led session on two key aspects of the New Make Innovation Happen Programme by – Innovation Insights and the £650,000 Collaborative Innovation Fund.


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09:45 - Registration

10:15 - Welcome and Introduction

Donna Chisholm, Regional Head of Sectors, Innovation and Programmes – Highlands and Islands Enterprise

10:30 - Why Innovate? The Importance of Innovation for Economic Growth in Scotland

Gillian Galloway, Head of Innovation, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

10:45 - Overview of Make Innovation Happen

Elaine Jamieson, Head of Food and Drink, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

11:00 - Connecting the dots to innovation by linking to key trends New Nutrition Business (NNB) - NNB is the world's leading provider of strategic and market insights in the business of food, nutrition and health and Allene will be on hand to present the latest trends they uncover by interviewing over 500 senior food and beverage executives each year. Going beyond 'fads' Allene will provide true insight into enduring food and drink trends your business should align with and how connecting to these trends will help your company succeed.

Allene Bruce, New Nutrition Business

11:45 - An Innovative Business Model Case Study- A collaboration with global success

Willie Cameron, International Development Director, Made in Scotland

12:00 - From Insight to Innovation - Understanding and applying market insights within the food and drink industry can transform the performance of your business - providing clarity and focus to NPD activity. Despite this, many small and medium sized food and drink businesses are failing to capitalise upon this opportunity. Rick will provide insight into how companies can best utilise data sources to improve your innovation activity.

Rick Allison, Scotland Food & Drink

12:45 - An Innovation Case Study – How Innovation has supported company growth

Magnus Houston, Coast and Glen Ltd - Fishbox

13:00 – Lunch

13:45 - Success factors in supply chain collaboration

Alan Stevenson, Scottish Agricultural Organisational Society

14:05 - Food Innovation in Academia - Strawberry Liqueur from Berry Waste - a session highlighting research and activity from Heriot Watt and Interface in collaboation with The Soft Fruit Common Interest Group.

Howell Davies, Interface and Matthew Pauley, Assistant Professor at the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling (ICBD), Heriot Watt

14:35 - Overview of Make Innovation Happen Collaborative Innovation Fund

Caroline MacLellan, Innovation Manager for Food and Drink, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

14:45Collaborative Innovation Case Study - Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group Mussel Hatchery Project

Elaine Jamieson, Head of Food and Drink, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

15:00 – Coffee

15:15 - Specialist Clinics (10 min slots)

Caroline MacLellan HIE – Collaboration Fund/MIH Connector

Elaine Jamieson HIE – Food and Drink

Ross Clark – HIE Innovate your Business

George Noble – SAOS/ Make Innovation Happen

Rick Allison – SF&D/Make Innovation Happen

Howell Davies – Interface

Rachel Mirfattah – Interface/MIH Connector

Alison Munro– SE Sector Team on MIH Service

Matthew Pauley - ICBD, Heriot Watt

16:00 - Close

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Culcabock Road

Inverness

IV2 3LP

United Kingdom

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