CFWI Innovation Centre will offer expertise at major SIAL Canada event

Niagara College’s Canadian Food & Wine Institute (CFWI) Innovation Centre will have a strong presence at the food entrepreneur competition happening at SIAL Canada’s largest North American food event April 30 – May 2 in Toronto.

The Food Scale-Up’s Pitch Competition, by SIAL Canada, a leading name in the agri-food industry, offers eligible food entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their food product, or new technology related to the food manufacturing industry, to an expert jury. Food start-ups also receive one-on-one access to industry experts on business development, PR, branding, consumer trends and more.

Research & Innovation’s senior food scientist, Dr. Ana Cristina Vega Lugo, will be part of the jury for the Food Scale-Up Pitch event, joining other industry leaders, retailers and technical advisors, and investors, media and other entrepreneurs from the food industry.

The CFWI Innovation Centre will also be offering a 20-hour consultation by its experts as a major prize to the winner.

Other prizes include international recognition through SIAL Canada and the global network to which it belongs, and a complimentary booth at SIAL Canada 2020.

SIAL Canada is now also the only event of its scale in Canada, with more than 1,000 national and international exhibitors from 50 countries hosting more than 18,500 buyers from Canada, the United States, and 60 other countries.

For more information about the Food Scale-Up Competition see the SIAL website.