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Throughout our years of working with new and growing food businesses in New Jersey and beyond, our goal has always been to help you create the best possible plan of action for your business’ growth and success. With the production capabilities of our new building now in place, we are continually striving to develop flexible pricing structures and arrangements to accommodate the widest range of entrepreneurs possible, while allowing us to support our Center. We fully realize that the Food Innovation Center may not be the solution for everyone. As we have done in the past, we will continue to try and match each food entrepreneur with the best possible processing facility for their individualized needs – even if that may not be the Rutgers Food Innovation Center.

In order to best assist you, the Food Innovation Center requests that you complete our application, which will enable our team to develop the best plan of action to meet your business needs. We encourage all potential clients to participate in FIC’s Food Business Basics seminar and/or our Food Innovation Strategic Helpline (FISH) Tank business strategy session.  FIC clients can also choose to present their project and discuss their concept with the FIC team in a private mentoring session.

Please email the completed application to We strive to respond to all completed submissions within 5 business days; however, holidays and volume of inquires may occasionally require extra time.

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