The “Medici Effect” by Frans Johansson demonstrates that “Breakthrough insights happen at the intersection of ideas, concepts & cultures” (www.themedicieffect.com/).
Food Innovation Partners believes this is a key driver for the agri-food industry into the future. It exemplifies clashing ground-breaking research/emerging technologies with multi-disciplinary areas of the agri-food sector (seafood, horticulture, cereals, dairy, meat etc) to inspire new products, processes and services to your customers. In addition, by bridging the different cultures of these sectors, eg. that of scientists with the commercial business partner, and the government/private equity support, develops your organisation into a uniquely multidisciplinary team.
Food Innovation Partners plays a role as the “hub” of these intersections and believes our unique ability is in matching research opportunities with agrifood companies— through our ability to translate research outcomes into a commercial competitive advantage and back translate commercial opportunities into a research project.
For example, research opportunities may be found in product waste streams (eg. isolation of bioactives, alternative fibre sources), or in new and emerging technologies (eg. high pressure processing, ultrasonics, extrusion processes, drying technologies).