Begin your food innovation journey

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Begin your food innovation journey

Apply

Our Support

Co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the London Agri-Food Innovation Clinic supports and promotes research and innovation in London's food businesses.

Each participant will receive an initial one-to-one consultation with LAFIC staff to better understand their business needs.  From this we can develop a customised program to meet your innovation goals.
£1m
Funding Available
80
Businesses to support
24
Brand new Products
40
Long-term collaborations
Borough Market
Consultancy
Product Development
Training & Events

Trade at Borough Market

Borough Market is on of the oldest and most reputable markets in the world. Each week over 300,000 people visit its Central London location to buy food and drink produce from all over the world.

Our partnership with Borough Market's Food Futures gives eligible members the opportunity to trade at Borough Market for up to 2 weeks - providing invaluable experience in the cut and thrust of a busy marketplace.
  • Free stall for 2 weeks
  • Access 300,000 weekly visitors
  • Have your product approved by a tasting panel
  • Test your business model and infrastructure

Consultancy

London is home to more than a million businesses - 99.9% of them are SMEs. How can you ensure your business stands out?

If your business idea is viable or your product has commercial potential, we'll help you access free consultancy. Our experts will help you to build solid foundations and a unique business strategy to ensure you achieve growth.
  • Access academic experts
  • Utilise world-class facilities
  • Guidance from industry experts
  • Short and long-term collaborations available

Prototyping and Product Development

Prototyping is an essential element of taking a product to market, and is fundamental to your journey as an innovator.

Our prototype modelling process is unique to the local product design landscape. You'll receive expert advice on the design and manufacture of your product, for free, and keep 100% of the IP.
  • Product and user testing
  • Meeting legal standards and labelling requirements
  • Planning, conducting and evidencing your clinical claims
  • Producing your pitch deck and perfecting your pitch

Bespoke Training & Events

80% of new businesses fail within their first year. That's why we support businesses with a range of courses.

Once you’ve completed 12 hours of training, you’re able to apply for further innovation support.
  • Digital marketing
  • Digital skills
  • Business growth
  • Selling and negotiation
  • Business planning and pitching
  • Finance and funding

Trade at Borough Market

Borough Market is on of the oldest and most reputable markets in the world. Each week over 300,000 people visit its Central London location to buy food and drink produce from all over the world.

Our partnership with Borough Market's Food Futures gives eligible members the opportunity to trade at Borough Market for up to 2 weeks - providing invaluable experience in the cut and thrust of a busy marketplace.
  • Free stall for 2 weeks
  • Access 300,000 weekly visitors
  • Have your product approved by a tasting panel
  • Test your business model and infrastructure

Consultancy

London is home to more than a million businesses - 99.9% of them are SMEs. How can you ensure your business stands out?

If your business idea is viable or your product has commercial potential, we'll help you access free consultancy. Our experts will help you to build solid foundations and a unique business strategy to ensure you achieve growth.
  • Access academic experts
  • Utilise world-class facilities
  • Guidance from industry experts
  • Short and long-term collaborations available

Prototyping and Product Development

Prototyping is an essential element of taking a product to market, and is fundamental to your journey as an innovator.

Our prototype modelling process is unique to the local product design landscape. You'll receive expert advice on the design and manufacture of your product, for free, and keep 100% of the IP.
  • Product and user testing
  • Meeting legal standards and labelling requirements
  • Planning, conducting and evidencing your clinical claims
  • Producing your pitch deck and perfecting your pitch

Bespoke Training & Events

80% of new businesses fail within their first year. That's why we support businesses with a range of courses.

Once you’ve completed 12 hours of training, you’re able to apply for further innovation support.
  • Digital marketing
  • Digital skills
  • Business growth
  • Selling and negotiation
  • Business planning and pitching
  • Finance and funding

Get the development you need— all free of charge

Get access to specialist workshops and one-to-one consultations with experts. Receive the freedom to innovate, the structure necessary to succeed, and academic guidance along the way.

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Dr. Adri Bester
Lead Academic
"Dream big and engage your customer early on in the development process"
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Case Studies

Examples of the impact our support has provided SMEs.

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