PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT FUNDING
This component of the Seafood Accelerator Program focuses on assisting companies to develop new products, improve upon existing ones and overcome challenges impeding the production of high-quality seafood products.
Specifically, this program component will support companies:
- accelerate the commercialization of new seafood products
- meet the requirements of new markets to support market access or market expansion
- adapt to and overcome challenges in the production of seafood products
- gain the knowledge required to produce high-quality (sea)food products
Product development using seafood resources for food or agricultural uses to bring new or improved products to market. Perennia offers support throughout the commercialization cycle, from idea to commercialization, with the following services:
- Market Assessment
- Recipe Development and Optimization
- Food Safety/Regulatory Review
- Process Development and Optimization
- Analytical Testing Supporting Product Development
- Packaging Optimization
- Prototype Development
- Label Review and Nutrition Facts Table Development
- Shelf Life Evaluation
Technical support for companies experiencing challenges related to product quality, process efficiency and innovation. Perennia offers support for companies looking to recover maximum value from fisheries resources.
- Post-Harvest Handling Practices of Fish and Seafood
- Fish Processing Techniques and Technologies
- Seafood Product Development
- Fisheries Bioresource Utilization
Market Assessment involves performing a global market survey of product formats, attributes of differentiation, costing and marketing strategies.
Recipe Development and Optimization involves developing product formulations or improving upon existing ones, to meet defined product specifications. This work is performed at the Perennia Innovation Centre.
Food Safety/Regulatory Review involves assessing food formulations and production steps to verify if products adequately control food hazards.
Process Development and Optimization involves developing, assessing, improving, or verifying step-by-step procedures to produce seafood products.
Analytical Testing Supporting Product Development involves performing analyses required to develop new products or to comply with regulatory requirements.
Packaging Optimization involves assessing the performance of existing packaging and evaluating the impacts of adopting different packaging solutions.
Prototype Development involves the creation of bench-scale prototypes of finished products for preliminary evaluations.
Label Review and NFt Development involves assistance in ensuring that product labels comply with regulatory requirements of your target market.
Shelf Life Evaluation involves determining the durable life of seafood products using a suite of analytical methods, including sensory evaluation, chemical testing and microbial enumeration.
Please Note: Perennia services are non-accredited.
Post-Harvest Handling Practices of Fish and Seafood includes providing education, expert advice and applied research capabilities for the strategies adopted in the handling of fish and seafood from boat to plate.
Fish Processing Techniques and Technologies includes providing education, expert advice and applied research capabilities on the practices adopted in the processing of fish and seafood from raw materials to value-added products.
Seafood Product Development includes providing education, expert advice and product development-related services to support the commercialization activities of bringing new and existing seafood products to market.
Fisheries Bioresource Utilization includes providing education, expert advice and research services to support 100% fish utilization.
To apply for the Product Development and Technical Support component of the Seafood Accelerator, please complete this form and submit it to Ashley Sprague at email@example.com.