Collaborating with other businesses can help food and drink businesses access new markets, share resources and gain strength in numbers.
Co-operative Development Scotland's Collaboration Prize aims to encourage companies to work together and will this year be making £40,000 available for new collaborative projects.
Open to all Scotland-based companies with a collaborative idea, the competition welcomes proposals around:
- Collaboration to gain scale in selling/buying
- Collaboration to share resources, premises or equipment
- Collaboration to enter new markets
This year the focus is on key sectors of the Scottish economy, which includes food and drink.
A total of four winners will be chosen by a judging panel and will receive £5,000 cash to implement their idea as well as up to £5,000 of consultancy and additional support to set up the consortium.
The deadline for applications is Saturday 3 August, and workshops will be held through June and July for businesses to find out more.
The competition will be delivered in association with Creative Scotland, Scotland Food & Drink and the Scottish Tourism Alliance.
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