As part of Turkey's largest food R&D and innovation project INNOFOOD, the Food Innovation Center and the Turkish Food Innovation Platform (TÜGİP) were established under the leadership of TÜBİTAK. The center and platform became operational within the scope of the Competitive Sectors Program with the co-financing of the European Union and the Republic of Turkey and the support of the Ministry of Industry and Technology.
Food and beverage industry; has gained a technological infrastructure to design, develop and analyze innovative products. Open to all companies and initiatives operating in the sector, the Food Innovation Center and the Turkish Food Innovation Platform (TÜGIP) were opened by the Minister of Industry and Technology Mustafa Varank and the Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey, Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut.
TÜBİTAK MAM Food Innovation Center, which will also serve as an incubation center for entrepreneurs in the food and beverage sector within the scope of TÜBİTAK MARTEK, will improve the culture of doing business with 200 advanced technology machinery and equipment, and contribute to the development of innovative products and processes. In this way, the R&D costs of enterprises will decrease. The facility will include pilot production lines for minimally processed foods, fermented fruit products and juice, nut products, herbal extraction and tea, ready meals, seafood, starter culture and dairy products.