Countdown to Workshop Series #5, 18 September 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 Polytechnics and Universities through enhanced student internships to support the innovation process.

 

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.


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

Market & Consumer Insights


23 May 2019
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


24 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


31 Oct 2019
Judging Day


21 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: Market & Consumer Insights (Register here)

Mintel will be sharing on overall food innovation trends in the region, identifying market insights in emerging markets and beyond, providing consumer insights to understand tastes, preferences and lifestyle habits where teams can leverage on.

With the recent trend in sugar reduction, KH Roberts will share on trending flavor ingredients, taste modifying ingredients and some of the new product launches in the region.

Date 10 Apr 2019, Wednesday
Time 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme 1.30pm: Registration
2pm: Sharing by Mintel on Consumer/Market Trends
3pm: Sharing by KH Roberts on Flavour Ingredients trends
4pm: Break/ Group discussion
5pm: The end
Venue Event Hall 1-2
Lifelong Learning Institute
11 Eunos Rd 8, Singapore 408601
*Please download the directional map here.
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

Productivity Learning Journey to A*STAR model factory (optional)
*Open for Food Manufacturer only

Date 23 May 2019, Thursday
Time 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme TBC
Venue Model Factory@SIMTECH
6 Fusionopolis Way, #01-06 Synthesis, Singapore 138636
(Click here for directions)
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

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

FIRC with its team of facilitators will bring the teams through a 3 part design thinking process to help teams ideate, prototyping and introducing various packaging innovation to suit the final product.

Date 26 Jun 2019, Wednesday
Time 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme 12.30pm: Registration
1pm: Sharing on Elderly Nutrition
1.30pm to 1.45pm: Overview of Design thinking process: Ideation
1.45pm to 2.45pm: What’s trending in my Food Sector?
2.45pm to 3pm: Tea Break
3pm to 4pm: Locking in on my Target User
4pm – 5.15pm: Exploring possibilities
5.15pm: The end
Venue Colours@Library Level 1 (map)
Singapore Polytechnic
500 Dover Road
Singapore 139651
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

Workshop Series #3: Design Thinking Part 2: Product Prototyping (Register Here)

FIRC with its team of facilitators will bring the teams through a 3 part design thinking process to help teams ideate, prototyping and introducing various packaging innovation to suit the final product.

Date 17 Jul 2019, Wednesday
Time 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme 12.30pm: Registration

1pm: Sharing on Sugar replacement and Clean Labelling
1.30pm to 1.45pm: Prototyping
1.45pm to 3.15pm: Idea finalization and prototype building
3.15pm to 3.30pm: Tea Break
3.30pm – 5.15pm: Target user co-creation and feedback gathering
5.15pm: The end

Venue Colours@Library Level 1 (map)
Singapore Polytechnic
500 Dover Road
Singapore 139651
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

Workshop Series #4: Design Thinking Part 3: Packaging Prototyping & Design (Register Here!)

FIRC with its team of facilitators will bring the teams through a 3 part design thinking process to help teams ideate, prototyping and introducing various packaging innovation to suit the final product.

Date 24 Jul 2019, Wednesday
Time 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme 12.30pm: Registration
1pm: Sharing on Health Claim Guide by SFA
1.30pm to 1.45pm: Packaging Trend, Function & design for F&B Application
1.45pm to 2.45pm: identifying trend and innovating with packaging
2.45pm to 3.00pm: Tea Break
3.00pm – 4pm: Exploring packaging: design & prototype in action
4pm to 5pm: Review of packaging prototypes developed by teams.
5pm: The end
Venue The Hall, Level 2 (map)
Singapore Polytechnic
500 Dover Road
Singapore 139651
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

Workshop Series #5: Conducting Sensory Analysis (Register Here!)

Understanding the use of food ingredients/ food flavours is important in creating a product for the market, in this workshop, KH Roberts will provide a hands-on demonstration on the application of food flavours to achieve the desired outcome of a food product. Basic food hygiene/handling is important in any food establishment, ACI will be sharing on the basic of food hygiene during this workshop as well.

Date 18 Sep 2019, Wednesday
Time 1.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme 1pm: Registration
1.30pm: Sharing by ACI on Basic Food Hygiene
2:00pm to 3:00pm: Basics of flavour and sensory science
3.00pm to 3.30pm: Best practices of sensory evaluation
3.30pm to 4:00pm: Understanding of flavour regulations
4:00pm to 4:30pm: Application of flavours in food and beverages
4.30pm: The end
Venue Multi-function Room (Level 1)
KH Roberts Pte Ltd
7A Buroh Lane
Singapore 618293
(Click here for directions)
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

Workshop Series #6: Product Branding & Marketing (Register Here!)

As the product development reaches its final stage, product branding and marketing is vital in reaching out to the target audience, teams should also understand the process of doing health claims as it forms a part of product marketing. A practical commercialization plan should be in place for the product to be launched successfully.

Date 16 Oct 2019, Wednesday
Time 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Programme 1.30pm: Registration
2.00pm: Content Marketing for SME
2.30pm: Social Media Marketing – A Case Study
3.30pm: Pre-judging briefing and Balloting of timeslot
4.00pm: Group Discussion
5.00pm: The end
Venue Event Hall 1-1
Lifelong Learning Institute
11 Eunos Rd 8, Singapore 408601
*Please download the directional map here.
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

Judging Day

Date 31 Oct 2019, Thursday
Time 9.00am to 6.00pm
Programme TBC
Venue Asian Culinary Institute (ACI),
#03-01 (via Lobby A)
Lifelong Learning Institute
11 Eunos Rd 8, Singapore 408601
*Please download the directional map here.
Dress Code Smart Casual

 

FIPA 2019 Award

Date 21 Nov 2019, Thursday
Time 9.00am to 1.00pm
Programme TBC
Venue Bliss Garden Restaurant @ Singapore EXPO
1 EXPO Drive #02-01 Singapore EXPO Singapore 486150
Dress Code Office Attire