The value of partnership.
Large corporates in food manufacturing, ingredients, food service, retail and nutraceutical sectors are faced with rapidly changing consumer demands for innovative new products that are convenient, healthy and nutritious and agri-food systems that are transparent, ethical and sustainable. To respond, businesses are increasingly looking to the start-up community to provide inspiration, disruptive technologies, new business models, and to fast track new product development.
Food Futures Company works with our corporate partners to ‘future-proof’ their growth by building new capabilities and global networks that will kick-start accelerated innovation and de-risk the exploration of disruptive technologies, concepts and business models. We tailor programs to meet each partner’s needs including: bespoke accelerator programs (startups and internal teams); scouting for new ventures & solutions; building internal culture for partnering with startups; designing and connecting to startup and entrepreneur networks (local and global).
In 2019 Mars Food Australia ran the Seeds of Change accelerator program. It was our first experience with a program such as this and it was an incredible success largely because of the part played by Christine and her Food Futures Company team.
Christine helped us design and deliver a tailored program to suit our goals and engaged her extended network to play key advisor and mentor roles. We’ll certainly be consulting Christine for our next accelerator.
Divisional Director R&D