The Rutgers Food Innovation Center is a unique business incubation and economic development accelerator program that provides business and technology expertise to small and mid-sized food and agribusinesses in New Jersey and utilizes its outreach capacity to reach the food industry throughout the nation. The center has been recognized by the NBIA as “Incubator of the Year” in the services and manufacturing category among incubators globally in 2007 and by the USDA as an “Agricultural Innovation Center Demonstration Program” and a national “Innovative Program Model.” In 2013, the National Business Incubation Association designated the incubator as an NBIA Soft Landings International Incubator in recognition of the incubator's capability to help nondomestic companies enter the incubator's domestic market.
Business development mentoring and support services, including:
Product and packaging development
Quality assurance and food safety assistance
Manufacturing of prepared food products, in a 23,000 square foot FDA and USDA inspected facility that can be sold to retail and foodservice markets