2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design

You can't fail to have heard that 2016 has been themed as Scotland's Year of Innovation by the Scottish Government with the goal of turning Scotland into an 'Innovation Nation'. 

We are waiting for the new programme of business support at Dumfries and Galloway Council to be launched before there is any specific training or workshop opportunities.  However, if you are interested in planning for growth or innovating within your food and drink business do let me know.

Some opportunities to be aware of in the meantime:

One to one business support and advice:  Contact me on lorna@dgfoodanddrink.org

Innovation Support: Scottish Enterprise provide specialist innovation support, but bear in mind you'll need to have a business plan and have done some market research yourself first. http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/develop-new-products-and-ser...

Design Grant: For VAT registered businesses who want to improve the design of existing products, processes or services http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/services/develop-new-products-and-ser...

Interface Food & Drink Legacy Competition - the final round of this programme that's looking for innovative products, processes or ideas that will have a lasting impact on Scottish food and drink with an opportunity to win up to £50k of academic support

http://interface-online.org.uk/how-we-can-help/industry-sectors/food-drink