Enabling. Inspiring. Connecting. Supporting.

What is it?

The Highland Food and Drink Innovation Network (HFDIN) is designed for, and by, Highland food and drink companies to promote and develop new collaborations and opportunities for growth, helping to improve business productivity and access to markets. It aims to raise awareness and adoption of new technologies and innovations specific to the food and drink sector.  

The HFDIN will be industry-led to achieve the best possible impacts, stimulate learning and best practice as well as inspiring the industry. Consultancy firm Rural Matters LLP will support and facilitate the Network. 

This programme is a project delivered by the Northern Innovation Hub. This is part of the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal - a joint initiative supported by £315m investment from the UK and Scottish governments, The Highland Council, HIE and University of the Highlands and Islands. This programme also receives financial support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Innovation strategic intervention.


Please click below to email David Gass (Rural Matters) for further info

Find out more

We want to inspire and assist companies to improve productivity, develop new market opportunities and stimulate collaborations with confidence and ambition.
Natalie Dillon, Development Manager, Food and Drink - Northern Innovation Hub