About Food Innovation Product Award

The inaugural Food Innovation Product Award (FIPA) 2016 is organised by the Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association and supported by SPRING Singapore, IE Singapore, Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore, Health Promotion Board and Asian Culinary Institute Singapore. In line with the Food Manufacturing Industry Transformation Map, the FIPA competition aims to bring together food manufacturers and tertiary students to collaborate and co-create new and innovative food products.

The competition in 2016 saw participation from 25 food manufacturers and student teams where the teams went through a structured 4-month innovation process to develop new product prototypes. Commercialisation support was extended to the winning teams for product prototype development and market launch strategies. SFMA, SPRING Singapore and IE Singapore showcased the product entries at overseas flagship tradeshows like Gulfood in Dubai and ANUGA in Cologne to create opportunities for commercialisation overseas.

Home-grown firms Mr Popiah, Nature’s Nest and Tan Seng Kee clinched the top prizes at the inaugural FIPA Ceremony on 18 November 2016 where the teams were assessed on the innovativeness of product concepts and feasibility of commercialisation.

Grand Winner

& Most Innovative Award 2016

Product: Microwavable Popiah

Company: Mr Popiah Pte Ltd

School: Singapore Polytechnic

First Runner-Up

& Most Functional Award 2016

Product: Veyotein

Company: Nature’s Nest Pte Ltd

School: National University of Singapore

Best Marketing

Potential Award 2016

Product: Kang Kang La Mian in Herbal Soup

Company: Tan Seng Kee Foods Pte Ltd

School: Singapore Polytechnic

Food Innovation Product Award 2018

The FIPA 2018 continues to focus on innovation and product commercialisation through an enhanced 9-month innovation process to help food manufacturers develop business capabilities, gain consumer and market insights, and facilitate the commercialisation of novel food ingredients, processing methods and products. The themes for this year’s competition are Innovative, Functional, Ready-to-eat.

Enhanced Innovation Process

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There are five category awards for FIPA 2018:

Category Awards

Food Manufacturer

Most Innovation Award Cash Prize of $1,500

Most Functional Award Cash Prize of $1,500

Best Marketing Potential Award Cash Prize of $1,500

Best Convenience Food Award Cash Prize of $1,500

Best Packaging Award Cash Prize of $1,500

Student

Most Innovation Award Cash Prize of $500

Most Functional Award Cash Prize of $500

Best Marketing Potential Award Cash Prize of $500

Best Convenience Food Award Cash Prize of $500

Best Packaging Award Cash Prize of $500

Student Internship

Food manufacturers can also engage the students from the Institutes of Higher Learning through enhanced student internships under SFMA’s SME Talent Programme (STP) to develop new product prototypes.

To be eligible for the STP grant support, please submit an application to SFMA by creating an account on the STP Portal and create an internship offer to students through the STP Portal. More information on the STP.

Commercialisation support will be extended to the winning companies with the most innovative product concepts and scalable commercialisation plans. These incentives, supported by SPRING Singapore and administered by SFMA, will cover qualifying costs of product and market testing, product prototype development and market launch strategies in local and global markets.

SCHEDULE

Schedule
5 July 2017
Matching Session

Schedule
26 July 2017
Workshop Series #1:
Market & Consumer Insights

Schedule
20 Sep 2017
Workshop Series #2:
Ideation & Prototyping through Design Thinking 1

Schedule
27 Sep 2017
Workshop Series #3:
Ideation & Prototyping through Design Thinking 2

Schedule
25 Oct 2017
Workshop Series #4:
Productivity & Process Development

Schedule
8 Nov 2017
Workshop Series #5:
Packaging Innovation & Evaluation

Schedule
10 Jan 2018
Workshop Series #6:
Marketing & Pitching

Schedule
23 Mar 2018
Judging Session

Schedule
Apr 2018 (TBC)
FIPA 2018 Award Ceremony

Matching Session

5 July 2017

The matching session will allow the Institutes of Higher Learning (IHLs) from the ITE College, Polytechnics and Universities to share their focus areas and research capabilities with the food manufacturers. At the end of the matching session, food manufacturers and IHLs will form teams for the Food Innovation Product Award 2018.

Date 5 July 2017, Wednesday
Time 1.40pm to 5.00pm
Venue Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association
Lift Lobby B, #04-13
9 Jurong Town Hall Road
Trade Association Hub, Jurong Town Hall,
Singapore 609431

 

Click here to find out how to get there.

Dress Code Smart Casual/ Office Attire

Who should attend?

Food manufacturers and IHLs who have not form their teams during the registration phase.

Workshop Series #1:

26 July 2017

Details to be announced soon.

Workshop Series #2:

20 Sep 2017

Details to be announced soon.

Workshop Series #3:

27 Sep 2017

Details to be announced soon.

Workshop Series #4:

25 Oct 2017

Details to be announced soon.

Workshop Series #5:

8 Nov 2017

Details to be announced soon.

Workshop Series #6:

10 Jan 2018

Details to be announced soon.

Judging Session

23 Mar 2018

Details to be announced soon.

FIPA 2018 Award

Apr 2018 (TBC)

Details to be announced soon.

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