CFTRI to promote startups in food processing sector

May 16, 2017 01:09 am | Updated 01:09 am IST - MYSURU

With a view to promoting startups in the food processing sector, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysuru, will be launching entrepreneurship training programmes in association with the Kautilya Entrepreneurship and Management Institute, Bengaluru.

Breakfast foods, ready-to-eat foods, natural beverages, superfoods, healthy snacks, minimally processed vegetables, food processing machinaries, FSSAI regulations, among others will be the key focus areas during the programme titled “Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Food and Allied Sectors”, scheduled to be held from June 5 to 16.

While the first week of the programme will be held on the CFTRI premises in Mysuru, the latter part of the programme will be organised at Jain University campus in Bengaluru.

The programme has been designed to address both the technologies and entrepreneurship areas for enabling successful ventures in the area of food processing. The entrepreneurship part of the programme will dwell on developing opportunities, customer value proposition, marketing, financing, and branding.

CFTRI, a premier food research laboratory under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, has already been offering five-day-long short-term training programmes throughout the year. The short-term training programmes, which are generally spread across five days, focus on various aspects of food processing and technologies.

The upcoming programme titled “Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Food and Allied Sectors” is in line with the Startup India and Skill India missions of the Government of India and can cater to the needs of various stakeholders such as entrepreneurs, exporters, food parks, MSME, among others, said Director of CFTRI Ram Rajasekharan in a statement here.

This collaboration of the technology leader with management experts will be able to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the sunrise sector contributing 14% of the manufacturing GDP of the country, the statement said, adding that the programme was open for aspiring entrepreneurs and early stage entrepreneurs, focusing on opportunities in the food sector.

More details of the programme are available on the CFTRI’s website:

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