Let’s make the foods of the future.

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Meet America's plant-based food partner

NCFIL is a cGMP pilot plant accelerating plant-based food research, ideation, development and commercialization.
The Lab

The Lab

Core Technologies

Core Technologies

Product Development Lab & Test Kitchen

Product Development Lab & Test Kitchen

Doing Business With Us

Doing Business With Us

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NCFIL is a state-of-the-art facility assisting food companies and entreprenuers in creating the plant-based foods of tomorrow.

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Driving plant-based food innovation from concept to commercialization

Whether you’re a multinational company working on product adjacencies or a startup refining a product for production, we’re here for you at every step of the product development process.

Product Research and Development

Work with our experienced food professionals to prototype, manufacture and market your product.

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Pilot Plant Production

Experiment and produce trial products using both traditional and innovative food processing techniques.

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Training and Workshops

Skill up with courses on food safety, best practices and business, facilitated by industry experts and world-class faculty.

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Food Industry Consulting

Get an experienced, outside perspective on new food ideas or business and operational challenges.

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North Carolina: a thriving hub for agriculture and food manufacturing


90

+

crops grown


1000

+

food and beverage manufacturing operations


3rd

most diverse agricultural economy in US


24

of the 50 largest food and beverage companies in US


#

2

best state for business in 2016

Featured staff

Bill Aimutis

Executive Director, NC Food Innovation Lab

Cindy Calhoun

Senior Food Scientist, NC Food Innovation Lab

Celeste Brogdon

Director of Development, NC Food Innovation Lab

Partners

We offer our clients access to a statewide network of agricultural, operational and economic support.

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It all starts with a conversation. Let’s talk about how we can help bring your plant-based food project to life.

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