US Innovation Market Guide on Food Technology


The US Innovation Market Guide on FoodTech will guide you through the US food innovation ecosystem, supporting you in the identification of the US leading regions on food technology from the innovation and market perspectives.

From the innovation perspective, the Guide gives you clear guidance on US innovation ecosystems including the major US FoodTech innovation hubs, innovation facilitators and leading industry-related RDI centers.

From the market perspective, the Guide provides an overview of the US food manufacturing market and advises you on how to understand the different segments within the market, including the market opportunities and barriers.

This guide is also useful to expand your network of contacts of important stakeholders of FoodTech in the US. It presents an extensive list of innovation and market associations as well as most relevant, leading events related to food technology.

Finally, this guide will provide you with an overview of the US governmental funding system related to food technology, in the context of both federal and state initiatives. On the Federal level, an overview of key programs and opportunities is given, including those that come from United States Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, etc.

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This guide was published in July 2020 and is available in English. It has 91 pages and 6 Annex pages.




Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations (page 11)
In this section the list of Abrreviations used in this report are presented
1 Introduction (page 14)
This study, which has been developed in the context of the ENRICH in the USA network, aims to provide relevant information on the United States (US) landscape concerning the Food Technology innovation ecosystem and market.
2 US innovation ecosystem (page 18)
2.1. Innovation Hubs (page 19)
2.2. Innovation facilitators (page 27)
2.3. Industry related RDI centers (page 33)
3 US market landscape (page 42)
3.1. Market overview (page 43)
3.2. Leading regions (page 44)
3.3. Market considerations (page 54)
   3.3.1. Opportunities (page 54)
   3.3.2. Barriers (page 55)
   3.3.3. Other market considerations (page 56)
4 Recognized networks and events (page 58)
4.1. Innovation / market networks and associations (page 59)
4.2. Innovation and market events (page 65)
5 US innovation initiatives and programs (page 71)
5.1. Federal initiatives/programs (page 71)
   5.1.1. Department of Agriculture (USDA) (page 73)   
   5.1.2. Manufacturing USA (page 75)   
   5.1.3. Department of Commerce (DoC) (page 76)   
   5.1.4. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (page 77)   
   5.1.5. National Science Foundation (NSF) (page 78)   
   5.1.6. Small Business Administration (SBA) (page 86)
5.2. State initiatives/programs (page 87)
   5.2.1. California: Food Production Investment Program (page 87)   
   5.2.2. Michigan: Value-Added Grant Program (page 88)   
   5.3.3. Minnesota: AGRI Value-Added Grant Program (page 88)   
   5.3.4. Pennsylvania: Dairy Investment Grant Program (page 89)
6 Observations (page 90)
Annex 1: Summary of the US Federal and State Funding Initiatives and Programs (page 92)