Food and Drink Innovation

The SCFDI can offer a range of food and drink development services which are customised to each projects specific requirements. We can take your idea to the supermarket shelves.  

Our team can;

  • Develop your concept idea
  • Prepare initial and commercial prototypes
  • Carry out nutrition calculations and analysis
  • Provide food labelling advice
  • Provide information on product costing and suggest industry suppliers
  • Assist scaling-up 

We have a range of industrially focused analytical equipment to technically assess products in terms of texture, colour, moisture, acidity, brix and fat stability.

We have a pilot plant offering a range of industrial processing equipment

We work with a range of agencies that can offer funding and advice for food and drink start-ups;

  • Interface
  • Scottish Funding Council
  • Scotland Food and Drink
  • Business Gateway

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Innovative Product Development

Our team can assist with any size of new product development (NPD) project. 

We have expertise in the following food and drink categories; alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, bakery products, meat and dairy products and plant-based alternatives. 


Our team have expertise in product quality and flavour matching and ingredient sourcing. 

Products may need to be reformulated to achieve:

- new food guidance/legislation compliance (salt, sugar and fat reductions)

- health benefits (increased fibre, protein, vitamins or function ingredients)

- sustainability goals

- cost reduction

- ingredient procurement


Academic research and development projects

We provide knowledge exchange activities, either through consultancy, collaborative research or contract or commissioned research. Find out more about our Research Knowledge and Exchange

Read our case study working with Lauren Leisk from FODILICIOUS to create the world's first low FODMAP energy drink!

Our team recently completed an Innovate UK grant creating a palm oil substitute function ingredient for bakery products.



SCFDI Project Enquiries

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SCFDI Project Enquiries

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