Skåne Food Innovation Network


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Skåne Food Innovation Network

  1. 1. Welcome to the Skåne Food Innovation Network!<br />
  2. 2. Our history<br />Network, created in 1994<br />Represents the entire value-chain<br />Built on commitment<br />Open and transparent<br /><br />
  3. 3. Objective: to develop and strengthen the south Swedish food sector´s<br />competitiveness, nationally and internationally.<br />
  4. 4. 2003 – a turning point<br />”Innovation at Interfaces” Vinnväxt Winner<br />Focus on innovation<br />Acceleration<br />”Hand-picked” board of directors (Triple Helix)<br />
  5. 5. Skåne Food Innovation Network<br /> – a business-driven cluster with strong connections to the region´s universities, colleges and business development organizations.<br />
  6. 6. Vision<br />We create tomorrow´s food business.<br />Business idea<br />To be the best network for co-operation<br />between competences developing the<br />food sector. <br />To create unique meeting-points, break <br />barriers and make the unexpected happen.<br />
  7. 7. The board<br />
  8. 8. A strong management group<br />
  9. 9. Partners and members<br />Partners<br />40 large companies and organisations<br />Partnership gives great inluence through networks and board of directors.<br />High level of service and contacts.<br />35 000 SEK/year<br />Members<br />Support the general idea.<br />Smaller companies and organisations – many entrepreneurs.<br />Shown on homepage, invited to activities etc.<br />2 000 SEK/year<br />
  10. 10. We provide the arena<br />Networks yield new solutions<br />CEO:s<br />Food Researchers<br />Retailers<br />Chefs<br />Heads of R&D<br />Heads of HR<br />Students (Advisory Board)<br />
  11. 11. The CEO network<br />A unique network ensures commitment and support on the executive level.<br />
  12. 12. Building the innovation Community<br />From nanotechnology to lingonberry bread<br />
  13. 13. The career project<br />A new assignment from the food industry:<br />”Enhance the attractiveness of the business and help us recruit the best people!”<br />
  14. 14. The career project<br />Activities:<br />CEOs visit universities<br />Career days<br />Summer jobs<br />Trainee program<br />Master Theses<br />Study visits<br />Scholarships<br />Career Coach<br />
  15. 15. The Trainee Programme<br />Only possible with cooperation between cluster-actors<br />Developed as a user innovation<br />SFIN coordinates and facilitates<br />Network build-up<br />
  16. 16. Food Researchers Network<br />A network for food researchers and R&D officers<br />Objective: to contribute to an enhanced knowledge about current food research and promote multidisciplinary contacts.<br />Activities: Seminars, workshops, the initiating <br /> of research and development projects. <br />More than 120 members.<br />
  17. 17. The Retailers Network<br /><ul><li>A natural meetingpoint for the development of food retail in Skåne.
  18. 18. Education and knowledge about the consumers in the region.
  19. 19. International overview and benchlearning.
  20. 20. Identifying success factors for local retail.
  21. 21. Testlaunches for new, local products.</li></li></ul><li> Attractive meetingpoints<br />
  22. 22. A website with a high profile<br />News, activities, opportunities, background<br />
  23. 23. The Entrepreneur Council<br /><ul><li>Provides extensive experience with entrepreneurship built on a proven track record.
  24. 24. Covers critical areas of knowledge.
  25. 25. “Hands on”- attitude shortens ttm.</li></li></ul><li>Innovation and entrepreneurship<br />Healthy honey<br />A new pasteurisation method<br />Food for the elderly<br />Locally produced school meals<br />A “super beverage”<br />A falafel for export<br />
  26. 26. The Foresight Method<br />Get togethers ”Gillen” identify future challenges<br />Actors from the entire chain confront critical areas<br />Opens up new research fields<br />Speeds up development and gives synergy effects <br /> and new business opportunities<br />
  27. 27. Results<br /> Skåne Food innovation Network has been a driving force behind 25 food-related company startups 2007 – 2009. <br /> A strong focus on new services and foods with added value.<br />
  28. 28. Results 2003 – 2007 according to CIRCLE<br />Food is the outstanding industry cluster in Skåne<br />SFIN facilitates and provides arenas for networking and cooperation <br />Productivity up by 15,3% - better than the national development<br />Strengthened competitiveness in the food sector<br />9 out of 17 overspecialized sectors in Skåne located in food business<br />Common understanding about the importance of added value<br />More co-action and agreement in the food sector<br />Strengthened geographic concentration – specialization index up from 2.1 to 2.3<br />
  29. 29. The interactive food chart illustrates the cluster<br />
  30. 30. Other assignments<br /><ul><li>Boardmember of the Öresund Food Network – Co-operation for a Food KIC in Europé.
  31. 31. President of the management-group for ”Taste Skåne” – developing the small-scale food production in south Sweden.
  32. 32. Member of the strategy group for ”Food Country Sweden” within the Ministry of Agriculture.</li></li></ul><li> A growing arena<br />
  33. 33. The future<br />”The food carrier”<br />Packages for locally grown food<br />Retail as an innovative purchaser in direct contact with the consumer<br />Further development of methods for cluster management<br />
  34. 34. We support…<br /> …open business models in open innovation processes <br /> and a triple helix context.<br /> And the winners are…<br />
  35. 35. And the winners are…<br />Business<br />Society<br />Research<br />Consumers (especially consumers with weak voices)<br />
  36. 36. Where are we in 2013? <br /><ul><li> Skåne is the best food cluster in the world
  37. 37. Cutting-edge skills within earth-to-table research
  38. 38. Well known and innovative companies
  39. 39. New companies
  40. 40. Entrepreneurs
  41. 41. Inter-disciplinary innovations
  42. 42. A supporting region
  43. 43. Interest from outside
  44. 44. Good opportunities for establishment </li></li></ul><li>”Food – the most important, challenging and <br />rewarding career sector today and tomorrow.”<br />