London Agri Food Innovation Clinic

Helping you turn lemons in to lemonade

London Agri-Food Innovation Clinic

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.

Begin your food innovation journey

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.

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Increase Efficiency

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Reduce Risk

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Access Opportunities

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Our Support

Just some of what LAFIC is able to offer

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

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

Trade at Borough Market

Our partnership with Borough Market's Food Futures gives eligible members the opportunity to trade at one of the oldest, and most reputable, markets in the world.
  • Free stall for 2 weeks
  • Access 300,000 weekly visitors
  • Have your product approved by a tasting panel
  • Test your business model and infrastructure
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Our Support

Just some of what LAFIC is able to offer

Knowledge Transfer

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
Consultancy

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
Product Development

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
ERDF Grants

Trade at Borough Market

Our partnership with Borough Market's Food Futures gives eligible members the opportunity to trade at one of the oldest, and most reputable, markets in the world.
  • Free stall for 2 weeks
  • Access 300,000 weekly visitors
  • Have your product approved by a tasting panel
  • Test your business model and infrastructure

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.

  • Develop Ideas
  • Reduce risk
  • Increase efficiency
  • Be part of a network
Apply now
"I felt empowered, guided, motivated and supported by very nice people who exchanged experiences."
Women in Business attendee
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Anele Makhwaza, Igugu Global
"I left with a feeling of community and mutual support."
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