Science Cluster Forum Mississauga, ON May 5, 2009. Agenda for Today. Welcome & Introductions Overview of FOODTECH Canada Background to Growing Forward / Science Clusters and past AAFC Discussions Cluster Formation and Management Industry Input on identifying research priorities
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Science Cluster ForumMississauga, ONMay 5, 2009
Twelve food & bio-product technology Centres have combined to become a “national” asset to the value added agri-food, seafood, bio-resource, and natural health products industries.
Each year the Centres, collectively…
FOODTECH members are involved in innovation and commercialization in the following ways:
PRE-ADOPTION / PRE-COMMERCIALIZATION
FOODTECH members lead industry through Innovation Chain
Science Clusters – Seeding the establishment of science groups, not adding to AAFC’s capacity, but adding to the critical masses of focused capacity in partnerships
FOODTECH MEMBERS offer:
- Science in support of food processing and technology
- Wide array of partnerships with research and industry organizations within each Centre, and externally with FOODTECH.
Food & Bio-Processing Industry Cluster
on behalf of
Board of Directors & Members
Meeting to initiate the establishment of Food Industry Science Cluster; create Steering Committee with Industry representation
Development of Industry Sector Strategy Process and Undertake Sector Interactions to establish and affirm priorities
Development of Science Advisory Board (industry/academia/gvt researchers)
Develop key partnerships with researchers (RFP process and/or scanning)
Develop ‘science’ work plan and apply for funding
Oversee implementation of science work plan