Journal of Food Science and Agricultural Technology (JFAT)
School of Agro-Industry
Mae Fah Luang University

ISSN: 2408-1736


Food innovation program in the ASEAN

Maria Patricia V. Azanza


The paper presented existing platforms of Food Innovation Center (FIC) Programs in the
Association of South East Asia Nations (ASEAN). The FIC Programs of the ASEAN were
briefly discussed in terms of (i) stimulus initiatives by respective government institutions,
(ii) organizational structure of the Programs in collaboration with learning institutions,
(iii) financial platforms coming from continuing government subsidies and income
generated mostly resulting from the FIC services, and (iv) indicative success markers for the FIC
Programs. The paper also discussed the different indicators that can be used to measure the
success of the Programs including transfer and commercialization of developed technology
packages for food processes and products. Significant key performance indicators for the
Programs including: scientific publications, intellectual property protection of developed
technologies and innovation, and package service assistance to industry and the community
were presented. The income produced from royalties of IP and services rendered to clients
as well as grants in the form of private and government financial aids to fund capability
building of the FIC facility and manpower to further advance food-based STI as good success
indicators of national FIC Programs were detailed. The paper showed how the triple helix
relationship of the government so far provided for the development and operation of FIC
Programs in the ASEAN. It was recommended that eventually the quadruple helix approach
be considered as a more inclusive platform for the ASEAN FICs.

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