FOOD INNOVATION CENTER
The Food Innovation Center is founded on a collaborative economic model that can be applied throughout the Hawaiian Islands to enhance food security, test product innovation, create jobs, and foster economic empowerment.
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The Food Innovation Center is designed to transform the supply chain that feeds into the future of a thriving and resilient 21st-century food economy. Through farming, accelerator, incubator, and distribution initiatives, Common Ground is a testbed for developing the next generation of Hawaii-based food producers while building a model that can scale to meet global demand for goods.
Clear mountain views Kauai
Flowers wrapped in ti leaves
Night sky full of stars with palm tree silhouettes
Monstera leaves overlapping
Honopu valley from the sky
Nene geese with blue sky in Hanalei
Wooden table set with greenery runner
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Stone Dam from Wai Koa Loop Trail
Rainbow in waterfall mist
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Several of the Food Innovation Center programs will be initially launched in part through funding provided by a CARES Act grant from the County of Kauai Kūpaa Kaua'i program and in partnership with Kauai Government Employees Federal Credit Union. Additional funding was provided by Ulupono Initiative.
Common Ground Kauai is a hub for global idea exchange of important issues facing Hawaii. Through public and private partnerships, Common Ground Kauai unites change-makers — thinkers, creators, designers, innovators and doers — to produce economic development programs and services to grow a diversified economy on Kauai and beyond. Privately held, Common Ground Kauai is located on an 83-acre agricultural campus on the former Guava Kai plantation in Kīlauea, Kauai, Hawaii.