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Bringing Food Concepts To Reality™


The Food Innovation and Resource Centre (FIRC) was launched in 2007 as a joint initiative between Singapore Polytechnic and Enterprise Singapore (previously SPRING Singapore). As the Centre of Innovation for Food Industry in Singapore, we are established to provide food enterprises with holistic technical solutions in food product development including formulation & process development, packaging, shelf life test, sensory evaluation and pilot production for market testing. In addition, we are capable of helping companies to improve shop floor productivity via automation and digitalisation.

Our dedicated SFA-licensed pilot plant, application laboratories, test kitchen and sensory suite are helmed by a core team of full-time, experienced professionals who work with food companies to develop exciting new variants, solve manufacturing issues and adopt new practices for an increasingly sophisticated food and beverage market.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to be a one-stop technology and resource centre for food enterprises.

Our Vision

We aspire to be a centre of excellence in food innovation.

Our Focus

Our focus is to provide consultancy services in product and process development as well as equipment, packaging and training services.


Savoury Segment

  • Noodles
  • Meat Patties
  • Season Mixes
  • Sauces
  • Ready To Eat Meals

Beverage Segment

  • Bottled Waters
  • Juices & Syrups
  • Asian Specialties Drink
  • Powder Drinks – 3-in-1 Mixes, Cereal Mixes etc

Sweet Goods Segment

  • Bakery
  • Dairy – Milk, Yoghurt
  • Season Mixes
  • Ice Cream
  • Confectionery & Chocolates


FIRC not only helped deepen the understanding of our products, but also gave us valuable insights on how to improve the overall product quality. We were also impressed with the timelines of their project management, specifically in providing regular updates and reports with useful recommendations.

Aaron WongAssistant General Manager, Ya Kun Kaya Toast

We were looking for ways to reduce the amount of time and labour spent on menial task. FIRC approached the problem methodically, and managed to successfully help us streamline our operational processes in production and storage.

Ham Weng SengDirector, Chop Tai Chong Kok Pte Ltd

If your business does not have a technical team or lack technical background, it would be good to work with FIRC on a project basis. Even if you do have your own laboratory or technical team, you can use FIRC's resources to scale up to pilot plant production. The team at FIRC is always helpful and a pleasure to work with.

Lew Wan Peng & Tan Hui FernTechnical Managers (Asia), Celanese Food Ingredients

FIRC has been a valuable co-development partner for food and beverage applications. The synergy between BASF and FIRC enables both parties to benefit while bringing innovation and growth to the food and beverage industry of Asia.

Tina LowDirector, Human Nutrition Asia Pacific, BASF

We are ready to lead you into the future of food innovation. Contact us to learn more.

The Food Innovation and Resource Centre (FIRC) was launched in 2007 as a joint initiative between Singapore Polytechnic and Enterprise Singapore (previously SPRING Singapore). We are established to provide food enterprises with technical expertise in new product and process development including packaging, shelf life evaluation, market testing and automation.

We are located at Singapore Polytechnic, 500 Dover Road, Block T11B Level 3 Room 301,  Singapore 139651.

Do contact us via 6879 0634  or