NC Food Innovation Lab

The NC Food Innovation Lab is a partnership between the NC Department of Agriculture, NC State University and the NC Research Campus (NCRC).

The NCFIL will be located on the first floor of the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building on the NCRC. The center is designed to drive innovation that benefits consumers, farmers, large food processors and manufacturers as well as food entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Plans for the center include services such as:

  • Production-level testing of formulas and recipes in a cGMP-certified test lab and pilot plant, providing proof of principle for new technologies.
  • A cGMP-certified lab and pilot plant for testing advanced packaging technologies developed at NC State, and leading-edge manufacturing equipment – much of which is manufactured in North Carolina.
  • The ability to develop new beverage flavors, extracts and sensory technologies transferred from the research centers at the NC Research Campus.


Already, industry leaders are lending support to the FPIC including:

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