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 FIPA 2019, 21 food manufacturers and student teams underwent a structured 9-month innovation process to develop new prototypes. Home-grown firms Asia Farm, Life3 Biotech, Thong Siek, PS Food & Beverage and Par International clinched the category awards at the FIPA Ceremony on 21 November 2019 where the teams were assessed on the innovativeness of product concepts and feasibility of commercialization.

 

The participating institutes of higher learning include Nanyang Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Institute of Technology an and Singapore University of Technology and Design.

Congratulations to all FIPA 2019 Participating teams on your newly innovated products!

Food Innovation Product Award Winners 2019

Most Innovative Award 2019

Company: Asia Farm F&B Pte Ltd

School: National University of Singapore

Innovated as a “food that functions as a straw” to combat pressing environmental crises. No more straws in the bin or landfills. Our flavours – Choco-loco, Frütstick, Peachy Strawdel – formulated for its flavour and function to complement a variety of beverages for premium-end cafes and restaurants, thus providing enhanced consumer experience. Take a sip, eat it whole.

Most Functional Award 2019

Company: Life3 Biotech Pte Ltd

School: National University of Singapore

BisGold is a biscuit high in protein and calories but is easy-to-eat and aims to fill nutritional gaps of the Golden years. Innovation lies in the shelf-stable bicomponent product of 2 different textures, providing a persuasive sensorial experience. Eat it directly or dunk it in hot drinks for a larger range of textures to suit preference.

 Best Marketing Potential Award 2019

Company: Thong Siek Food Industry Pte Ltd

School: Nanyang Polytechnic

Singapore’s first texture-modified Teochew fishcakes are created for the elderly Singaporeans to savour the good old taste of fishcakes. Nostalgic Teochew Silver and Golden fishcakes are soft textured, meeting IDDSI level 7, 6 and 5 guidelines, allowing ease of swallowing. They provide sources of protein, high in calcium and dietary fibre.

Best Convenience Food Award 2019

Company: PS Food and Beverage (S) Pte Ltd

School: Singapore University of Technology and Design

Freshjoy Gac fuses traditional ingredients with superfruits for a healthy drink. It is the 1st Gac Fruit Vinegar Drink in the market. The use of glass packaging is reusable while the infographic element on the label includes a Stacked Column Design. The product is filed for IPOS design and trademark.

 

 

Best Packaging Award 2019

Company: Par International Holdings Pte Ltd

School: Singapore Polytechnic

Singapore moments is a gift which comes with Edible Packaging to pack the best of traditional Singaporean Tasty Flavours The Edible packaging technology is developed in innovative ways to make the foods more nutritious, delicious and healthier, hence, the customers can enjoy the moments of Singaporean Taste and Save the earth.

 

Voters’ Choice Award 2019

Company: Asia Farm F&B Pte Ltd

School: National University of Singapore

Innovated as a “food that functions as a straw” to combat pressing environmental crises. No more straws in the bin or landfills. Our flavours – Choco-loco, Frütstick, Peachy Strawdel – formulated for its flavour and function to complement a variety of beverages for premium-end cafes and restaurants, thus providing enhanced consumer experience. Take a sip, eat it whole.