Food Innovation Wales

About Food Innovation Wales

Whether you run a food company in Wales, work for a multinational food manufacturer, or are taking your first tentative steps to set up a food micro business – Food Innovation Wales is the go-to resource for support, advice and creative ideas to help get you started, expand, and find solutions to technical operational conundrums.

The food industry has become an increasingly complex arena in which to operate: with global competition, a greater focus on price, complicated procurement, and increasing ethical and environmental scrutiny, developing a food business is a real challenge. Little wonder, then, that many companies fail due to lack of expertise or resource in specific areas.

That’s where Food Innovation Wales comes in: our experienced team of experts, based at Food Centres across Wales, are on hand to support the food industry by providing advice and encouragement, technical support, innovative ideas, and guidance on regulatory and legislative complexities.

Food Innovation Wales’s team of internationally recognised food industry experts are available to assist clients navigate their way through a complex range of food disciplines, from nutrition and dietetics, environmental health, new product development, factory and workplace design, quality assurance, hygiene, food safety, marketing and efficiency.

With decades’ worth of experience, Food Innovation Wales is dedicated to helping food businesses grow, innovate, compete and reach new markets. Join the countless food businesses who have already benefitted from the help and advice of our team, and contact us now to explore ways that you can find greater success in the food industry.

Food Innovation Wales

How does it work?

Food Innovation Wales

Food Innovation Wales, backed by Welsh Government, brings together three food centres of excellence dedicated to encouraging the development of the food sector and providing technical and operational support on all aspects of food manufacturing.

The ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre
Based at Cardiff Metropolitan University

The Food Centre Wales
Based at Horeb, Ceredigion

The Food Technology Centre
Based at Coleg Menai: Grwp Llandrillo Menai



The food centres’ mission is to:

  • Stimulate innovation and support new product development which benefits food and drink companies
  • Work together to meet the needs of food and drink companies
  • Share scientific, technical and other relevant information including statistics and research
  • Contribute actively towards achieving Welsh Government’s ambitious goals for the development of the food and drink industry in Wales
  • Respond to technical enquiries from food companies

We can help throughout the process, taking your food product idea and turning it into reality.