VIFU's current activities are divided between the following main areas:
In VIFU we call ourselves bridge builders as we build bridges between research, development and practical experience. In all our projects, networks and activities we seek to contribute to cooperation and exchange of experiences between food research and the food industry.
Our focus is also on the cooperation between the industrialised and the craft-based food production.
We assist companies in finding the right collaborators for specific projects or problems.
In VIFU we offer counselling that is based on the needs of the individual. We offer counselling regarding the following subjects, among others:
If a company needs advice or counselling within an area that falls out of our area of expertise in VIFU, we will find those who hold just the knowledge that is needed.
Project management and networking are key competencies which all employees in VIFU hold and we are passionate about each of our areas.
VIFU functions as an initiator in connection with a number of professional and interdisciplinary networks. We try to put people together who might benefit from each other’s experience and knowledge.
Networks that have been established or are about to be initiated are:
We arrange conferences, workshops, fairs, study trips and other activities for both large and small food producers and companies as well as related businesses.
VIFU can assist in drawing up project applications and apply for project funding from current funds. VIFU's members can get help with project applications when trying out new food ideas. VIFU collaborates with the professional advisory firm TJ Consult & Partnere.