Science and Translation of Innovation in the Food Economy

Science and Translation of Innovation in the Food Economy

Published: March 9th 2015

This report looks at how companies in the agri-food sector think about and practice innovation, at the drivers and barriers to innovation along the supply chain, and at relationships between companies and research institutions with regard to innovation. The purpose of the report is to improve collaboration for innovation in the UK food economy.

The report is informed by semi-structured interviews with 30 technical directors, innovation managers, CEOs and managing directors from 26 companies. The interviews were designed to gain their opinions on innovation and collaboration. The responses were coded to discover the key topics of concern for companies in the agri-food sector. Common opinions have been presented, as well as topics where differences of opinion exist.

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