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VIFU assists in

MAIN ACTIVITIES 

VIFUs aktuelle aktiviteter fordeler sig på følgende hovedområder:
 
  • Administrator of FoodNetwork - The food sector’s innovation network, which is a part of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s Innovation Network Denmark programme that supports nationwide cluster and network organisations in areas important to Danish trade and industry. Within this network a number of concrete projects are currently running, which you can read more about here www.foodnetwork.dk

  • A member of the consortium behind Future Food Innovation, one of Central Denmark Region’s initiatives within the food sector. Here innovation activities are initiated for food companies – for further information go to www.futurefoodinnovation.dk

  • Operator in cooperation with Business Development Centre Central Denmark on a project called FØDEVAREmidt (Food Central Denmark Region), which is a specialized counselling effort towards the food industry in Central Denmark Region.

  • Secretariat of Smagen af Danmark (Taste of Denmark), which is an umbrella organisation for regional networks consisting of small food producers. For information about members and activities go to www.smagenafdanmark.dk.

  • Provider of ProjektAcceleratoren (The Project Accelerator) – a project service that matches companies and students. You can find a list of available projects or get in contact with a student here www.projektacceleratoren.dk

      

SERVICES

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.


Counselling
In VIFU we offer counselling that is based on the needs of the individual. We offer counselling regarding the following subjects, among others:

-       how to draw up project applications
-       description and planning of projects such as development, own-check, shelf life, packaging, marketing, etc.
-       assist in finding a student for your project
-       and much more…..

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
Project management and networking are key competencies which all employees in VIFU hold and we are passionate about each of our areas.


Networks and Events
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:

-       Food safety network in Jutland and Zealand
-       Smagen af Danmark (Taste of Denmark)
-       The packaging network PAKNET

We arrange conferences, workshops, fairs, study trips and other activities for both large and small food producers and companies as well as related businesses.


Fundraising
VIFU can assist in drawing up project applications and apply for project funding from relevant funds.

 

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