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FEAST2 New Product Development: From Concept to Launch Workshop

Host: Food & Drink Forum
Venue: The Business Centre, Southglade Food Park, Gala Way, Nottingham, NG5 9RG
Date: Friday 10th May, 2019
Time: 9AM-1PM
Cost: Free of Charge

The Food and Drink Forum are delighted to offer food and drink producers the opportunity to attend this workshop that will enable your business to develop and grow through the food and drink products you produce. Ensuring your products are the best they can possibly be is imperative to your success. On this 1/2 day course, you will hear from The Food & Drink Forum’s team of food technical experts on how to start new product development. This informative session will advise how you can take your initial product to launch and the processes to follow. The session will be useful for those businesses looking to diversify or expand their product ranges.


To highlight the importance of new product development and show producers of food or drink items how to stay ahead of food trends and provide quality products.


To understand the importance of product development within their business

To understand the process required to take a product from concept to launch

To develop new products and processes first time, every time

Who Should Attend?

Individuals who are responsible for product development within a food manufacturing business.

Those individuals who have limited / no knowledge of the principles of product development.

Course Topics

New product development – what is it and why do it?

Product lifecycles

How to use HACCP in development

Stage gate process

Development / use of a critical pathHow to take an idea to launch

Event Details

Cost: Free of Charge (non attendance maybe charged)

Please remember that if you cannot attend the event you must cancel 48 hours prior to the event through Eventbrite, otherwise we may have to charge in full for your place.

Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be provided


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for this course, you must meet the small business eligiblity criteria, set out in the booking form.

You must have a food or drink manufacturing business based in Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire

You must employ less than 250 employees

You must have an annual turnover of less than €50million, and an annual balance sheet of less than €43million

You must be predominantly operating Business-to-Business (B2B)

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