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  • Food & Beverage Cluster

    1. 1. Food & Beverage Clusters
    2. 2. What’s a cluster? <ul><li>Concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and associated institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Increases the productivity, drives innovation, stimulates new businesses </li></ul>
    3. 3. Food & Beverage <ul><li>Food processing, warehousing and distribution, retailing and food services </li></ul><ul><li>Generates growth in related industries that service the cluster, including packaging, design, production of food industry equipment, biotechnology & specialized storage and transportation </li></ul>
    4. 4. Toronto’s Clusters <ul><li>Aerospace </li></ul><ul><li>Biomedical & Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Business Services </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion Apparel </li></ul><ul><li>Film & Television </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Services </li></ul><ul><li>Food & Beverage </li></ul><ul><li>Information and Communication Technology (ICT) </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism </li></ul>
    5. 5. Diversity is KEY
    6. 6. Toronto’s Food Incubator <ul><li>Toronto Food Business Incubator (TFBI) provides information and programs to help those who want to start a food business </li></ul><ul><li>Applicants must develop and present a business plan, must show entrepreneurship, tenacity and the aptitude for developing organization, communication and people skills </li></ul><ul><li>Facility is fully licensed industrial kitchen </li></ul><ul><li>Available to small food processing businesses </li></ul>
    7. 7. Guelph – Food Central <ul><li>GFTC </li></ul><ul><li>FARE </li></ul><ul><li>OAC </li></ul><ul><li>AFMNet </li></ul>
    8. 8. GFTC <ul><li>Guelph Food Technology Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Canada’s only not-for-profit, non-subsidized food technology centre </li></ul><ul><li>Provides creative, confidential technical solutions, training, consulting & auditing to the Canadian agri-food industry in R&D, product development, packaging, shelf-life, food safety, quality & productivity improvement </li></ul>
    9. 9. FARE <ul><li>Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Department at U of Guelph </li></ul><ul><li>Poultry building, a dairy building, a nutrition building </li></ul>
    10. 10. OAC <ul><li>Ontario Agricultural College </li></ul><ul><li>Global leader in innovative life sciences education & research for environment, agriculture, food, & rural communities </li></ul><ul><li>Research programs focus on food quality & safety, development of value-added products & innovative technologies for manufacture </li></ul>
    11. 11. AFMNet <ul><li>The Advanced Food & Materials Network </li></ul><ul><li>Canada’s front line of research & development in the area of advanced foods & bio-materials </li></ul>
    12. 12. The Food Bowl <ul><li>Manukau, Auckland, NZ </li></ul><ul><li>Employs over 5,460 in southern sector of Auckland, over 73,500 in New Zealand, growth rate of over 5% per year </li></ul><ul><li>More than half of export earnings for New Zealand generated from food & beverage sector </li></ul><ul><li>Largest manufacturing sector by total output </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Particular focus on production, packaging and distribution for local and export markets </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership in design of manufacture, processing and packaging systems </li></ul><ul><li>R & D is central to Auckland's offer with advances in food production and new product development </li></ul><ul><li>Offers specialized college </li></ul>
    14. 14. Last words… <ul><li>Let’s go eat! </li></ul>

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