Food Business Incubation Network (FoodBIN)
The Rutgers Food Innovation center, in partnership with the International Business Innovation Association (INBIA), have refocused FoodBIN to address the forever evolving food marketplace. It is becoming incredibly globalized and food entrepreneurs are answering the strong consumer demand for more local/specialty food choices.
FoodBIN 2017 Conference
Rutgers FIC and INBIA are proud to announce the 2017 FoodBIN Conference https://inbia.org/FoodBIN/.
September 13-14th, 2017
At the Rutgers University Student Center
New Brunswick, NJ.
FoodBIN seeks to be the world leader in advancing best practices in food business incubation, and identifying programs, services, funding sources, and partnerships that can maximize impacts to food and agribusinesses within regional economies.
Addressing Needs for Food Business Incubators
Collectively, our clients include startup food companies and entrepreneurs, farmers, agricultural cooperatives, farmer's markets, retail and foodservice establishments, raw material and ingredient suppliers, and domestic and international food processors. We provide our clients with solutions that require expertise management:
- Information on business planning, market research, capital access, corporate governance, local/state/federal regulatory and permitting requirements, product and process development, food technology selection, food safety and HACCP systems, nutrition labeling, packaging, marketing and sales strategy, distribution channels
- Training and workforce development on best practices in quality assurance and food safety
- Assistance in development of value-added differentiatedproducts, in order to compete in an increasingly complex retail and foodservice environment, which is undergoing significant industry consolidation
- To reduce startup expense associated with new product development, equipment costs, and market entry
- To safely and legally produce products in an FDA, and potentially a USDA inspected facility