Applications are being advertised for an initiative on small-scale food production

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The Hornafjörður Business Affairs Committee is advertising for applications for an initiative project for small-scale food production in Hornafjörður. This is a support project intended for individuals and companies in the Municipality of Hornafjörður who want to work on the production and development of food in the Matís food factory in Hornafjörður.

Matvælasmiðjan was opened at the beginning of November 2008 and is specially set up to support entrepreneurs and companies who want to start value-added small-scale production of food from Icelandic raw materials. Funds for the project are part of the funds allocated to the Municipality of Hornafjörður in connection with the government's mitigation measures at the beginning of 2008. The aim of the project is to complete products that can be sold directly to consumers, in shops and to or in restaurants in the district. Nýheimar has been working on the development of ideas and business plans in recent years, but now the goal is to take the next step and complete products ready for consumers. in consumer packaging. The Hornafjörður Business Affairs Committee manages the project in collaboration with Matís and the Icelandic Innovation Center. The Employment Affairs Committee accepts applications and processes them.

Matís and Nýsköpunarmiðstöð Íslands provide advice in preparing applications and then provide support to the grantees in the future.

Strength is provided to:
buy expert advice for testing and certification,
buy production time from Matís in the food factory,
buy advice and design from experts on the image and appearance of the product and packaging.

The aim is for the final product of each project to be a ready-made product on the market. There is no funding for original ideas or business plans.

For further information, contact Hjalti Þór Vignisson, Mayor of Hornafjörður, tel. 470 -8000 / 822-7950 and e-mail The application deadline is December 20, 2008.

The project is carried out on the initiative of the Municipality of Hornafjörður in collaboration with Matís offices and the Iceland Innovation Center in Hornafjörður.