Registration for Food Innovation Product Award 2019 is now open!
Countdown to Matching Session on 18 March 2019.

About Food Innovation Product Award 2019

The Food Innovation Product Award (FIPA) is a food innovation competition that builds on Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association (SFMA)’s existing collaborations between the industry and Institutes of Higher Learning. Students from the Food Science and Technology courses from ITE, Polytechnics and Universities will partner food manufacturers to develop innovative food products and market launch strategies.

 

SFMA has organised two editions of the Food Innovation Product Award (FIPA) in 2016 and 2018, and brought together 48 food manufacturers and tertiary students to collaborate and co-create new and innovative food products through an innovation process to gain consumer and market insights, and facilitate the commercialisation of novel food ingredients, processing methods and products.

 

In the previous edition of the FIPA in 2018, 23 food manufacturers and student teams underwent a structured 9-month innovation process to develop new product prototypes. Home-grown firms Mr Popiah, Life3 Biotech, Jumain Sataysfaction, Tai Hua and Tan Seng Kee clinched the category awards at the inaugural FIPA Ceremony on 19 April 2018 where the teams were assessed on the innovativeness of product concepts and feasibility of commercialisation.

Click on the following link to view the FIPA 2016 and FIPA 2018 winners and product entries.
http://www.fipa.com.sg/past-winners/

Food Innovation Product Award 2019

The third edition of the FIPA in 2019 will take place from March 2019 to November 2019 will continue to focus on innovation and product commercialisation through an enhanced 9-month innovation process to help food manufacturers develop business capabilities through design thinking, market and consumer insights, conceptualisation, prototyping, packaging, marketing and pitching. Food manufacturers can also engage students from the ITE, Polytechnics and Universities through enhanced student internships to support the innovation process.

 

The participating institutes of higher learning include ITE, Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Institute of Technology.


FIPA 2019 Timeline & Enhanced Innovation Process

There are five category awards for FIPA 2019:

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 Enterprise 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.

 

All product entries were showcased at overseas flagship tradeshows like Gulfood in Dubai, ANUGA in Cologne and SIAL Paris in France to create opportunities for commercialisation overseas.

SCHEDULE


18 Mar 2019
Matching Session


10 Apr 2019
Workshop Series #1:
Innovation Best Practices, Food Innovation Trends & Novel Ingredients


22 May 2019 (TBC)
Productivity Learning Journey to A*STAR model factory (Optional)


26 Jun 2019
Workshop Series #2:
Design Thinking Part 1:

Ideation & Product Mapping


17 Jul 2019 
Workshop Series #3:
Design Thinking Part 2:

Product Prototyping


31 Jul 2019
Workshop Series #4:
Design Thinking Part 3:

Packaging Prototyping & Design


18 Sep 2019
Workshop Series #5:
Conducting Sensory Analysis


16 Oct 2019
Workshop Series #6:
Product Branding & Marketing


Early Nov 2019
Judging Day


Mid/End Nov 2019
FIPA 2019 Award Ceremony

Matching Session

18 Mar 2019

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 2019.

Date 18 Mar 2019, Monday
Time 3.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme TBC
Venue Singapore Food Manufacturers’ Association
9 Jurong Town Hall Road, #04-13, TA Hub, S609431
Dress Code Smart Casual

Who should attend?
Food manufacturers and IHLs who have not form their teams during the registration phase.

 

Workshop Series #1: Innovation Best Practices, Food Innovation Trends & Novel Ingredients

10 Apr 2019

Date 10 Apr 2019, Wednesday
Time 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme TBC
Venue TBC
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

Productivity Learning Journey to A*STAR model factory (optional)

22 May 2019 (TBC)

Date 22 May 2019, Wednesday
Time 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme TBC
Venue TBC
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

Workshop Series #2: Design Thinking Part 1: Ideation & Product Mapping

26 Jun 2019

Date 26 Jun 2019, Wednesday
Time 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme TBC
Venue TBC
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

Workshop Series #3: Design Thinking Part 2: Product Prototyping

17 Jul 2019

Date 17 Jul 2019, Wednesday
Time 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme TBC
Venue TBC
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

Workshop Series #4: Design Thinking Part 3: Packaging Prototyping & Design

31 Jul 2019

Date 31 Jul 2019, Wednesday
Time 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme TBC
Venue TBC
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

Workshop Series #5: Conducting Sensory Analysis

18 Sep 2019

Date 18 Sep 2019, Wednesday
Time 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme TBC
Venue TBC
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

Workshop Series #6: Product Branding & Marketing

16 Oct 2019

Date 16 Oct 2019, Wednesday
Time 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme TBC
Venue TBC
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

Judging Day

Date Early Nov 2019
Time 9.00am to 5.00pm
Programme TBC
Venue TBC
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

FIPA 2019 Award

Date Mid/End Nov 2019
Time 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme TBC
Venue TBC
Dress Code Smart Casual