Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), Government of India is organizing India's 1st "Virtual Processed Food Research & Development EXPO (VPFRDE)" for showcasing Research & Development and Innovation in the field of food processing sector by premier Food Technology Academic Institutions of India from 20th to 22nd January 2021. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is the Event Partner for this event.

VPFRDE 2021 is digital platform for creating awareness and exhibiting the latest R&D Technologies of India funded under the PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana Scheme of the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India, to all relevant stakeholders.

The Expo is an immersive interactive platform designed to maximize Networking efforts through one-to-one audio/video calls, informative materials like e-brochures, visiting cards or any other documents showcased digitally through virtual booth.


  • Novel Food Products
  • Innovations in Food Engineering
  • Food Safety & Quality Evaluations
  • Food Packaging Solutions
  • Food Industry Waste Utilization



  • Food Processing & Packaging Companies 
  • Food start-ups & innovators 
  • Policymakers & Development Partners
  • Post-Harvest Technology Providers 
  • Food Technologists 
  • Food Ingredient Companies
  • Academia & Research Institutions
  • Logistics players in food chain business 
  • Senior Experts in field of R&D, Food Quality  & Nutrition






Virtual Showcasing of 65+ R&D Technologies and Projects from premier Food Technology Development Institutes of India
Informative webinars on latest trends, innovation, research and development in Food Sector comprising speakers from Government Bodies & Institutions, policymakers, Business Leaders and Academic Institutions
B2B meetings between the Food Industry & premier Food Technology Development Institutes of India
Launch of Dedicated Food Research & Development Portal by Ministry of Food Processing Industries
Opportunity to explore and learn about technological solutions to existing problems of Food Processing Industry in India
Opportunity to have first-hand experience about latest innovations, technologies and explore new areas for research and collaborations with different Food Technology Development Institutes of India
User Friendly interface to have an immersive experience with exciting features to interact with exhibitors through live chat, video calling, detail sharing etc.


Research and Development (R&D) in processed food sector is an important area where focused attention is required, as it leads to improved trade, production, quality, consumer safety and public health. There is a need for up-gradation of processing, handling, packaging, storage and distribution technologies for all major processed food products, so as to meet domestic & international food regulations & standards. The Ministry of Food Processing Industries has been promoting R&D work in food processing sector by implementing a scheme for Research and Development which is component of scheme for Human Resource and Institutions under the umbrella scheme of PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana.

PM Kisan SAMPADA Yojana is a comprehensive scheme which will result in creation of modern infrastructure with efficient supply chain management from farm gate to retail outlet. Under the scheme, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries has been extending financial assistance to undertake demand driven R&D work for the benefit of food processing industry in terms of product and process development, efficient technologies, improved packaging, value addition etc. with commercial value along with standardization of various factors viz. additives, colouring agents, preservatives, pesticide residues, chemical contaminants, microbiological contaminants and naturally occurring toxic substances within permissible limits.

Participating Institutes