As part of that new Make Innovation Happen service, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and Scottish Enterprise are investing £650,000 into a new Food and Drink Collaborative Innovation Fund.
The fund is a bi-annual competition for groups of businesses within Scotland's food and drink supply chain - with a focus on small to medium sized enterprises (SME's). Larger companies may be part of the collaboration but should have at least one SME in their project. The aim of the fund is to encourage a culture of collaborative innovation by addressing key food and drink opportunities or challenges.
The current funding round opens on 1 July 2017 and closes at 12 noon on 30 September 2017. There will be a further two funding calls per year in 2018 and 2019.