New innovation centre name, same food and beverage excellence

Food & Beverage Innovation Centre

In an effort for continuous improvement in all our processes, in our outreach, and in our partnership experiences with the community and industry, R&I announces a new name for the former Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre – now called the Food & Beverage Innovation Centre (FBIC).

This name change better reflects the alignment with our academic partners at Niagara College, but also clearly states to our internal and external partners what we are all about – that is, a centre of excellence in applied research, technology services and all things food and beverage innovation for Niagara, Ontario and beyond. The name change also reflects our recent growth into areas such as cannabis consumables, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage production, and our beverage pilot plant.

In August 2022, Niagara College announced the migration away from the Canadian Food & Wine Institute towards two new academic schools: NC’s School of Culinary Arts, and the School of Wine, Beer and Spirits. The two new distinct schools better represent the variety of academic program offerings available and support our college-wide organizational structure, which centers around a strong NC brand and helps set us apart in a competitive post-secondary marketplace.

The FBIC offers a full suite of services to support industry innovation and commercialization of new products and processes. From new recipe and concept development to shelf-life testing, prototyping, and small-batch processing, the FBIC pairs industry partners with our highly qualified and experienced staff, faculty, recent graduates and students with the right expertise and equipment to meet their needs.

Take a look at the FBIC section of the website to learn more about the resources and research capabilities of the FBIC team.

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Food & Beverage Innovation Centre