Make Innovation Happen for Food & Drink

31 August 2017

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 focus on two key aspects of the New Make Innovation Happen Programme – Innovation Insights and the Collaborative Innovation Fund.

09:45 Registration

10:15 Welcome & Introduction
Donna Chisholm, Regional Head of Sectors, Innovation and Programmes – Highlands & Islands Enterprise

10:30 Why Innovate? - The Importance of Innovation for Economic Growth in Scotland
Gillian Galloway, Head of Innovation, Highlands & Islands Enterprise

10:45 Overview of Make Innovation Happen- An overview of the new service and how to access the support available.
Elaine Jamieson, Head of Food and Drink, Highlands & 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- Made in Scotland
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 Innovation Case Study


13:45 Success factors in supply chain collaboration
Alan Stevenson – Scottish Agricultural Organisational Society (SAOS)

14:05  Food innovation in Academia - Strawberry Liqueur from Berry Waste – a session highlighting research and activity from Heriot Watt & Interface in collaboration with The Soft Fruit Common Interest Group. 
Howell Davies, Interface & Matthew Pauley Assistant Professor at 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 & Islands Enterprise

14:45 Collaborative Innovation Case Study – Scottish Shellfish Marketing Group Mussel Hatchery Project
Elaine Jamieson, Head of Food and Drink, Highlands & 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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