Overview

Food Spectrum is a global management consulting company with expertise in business incubation, open innovation, industry cluster formation, and economic transformation strategies for the food and agricultural industry.   We bring an unparalleled depth of capabilities and services for food and agribusiness acceleration programs being developed by government agencies, universities, industries, foundations, and community non-profits, and utilize an extensive global resource network that results in adoption and application of industry best practices. 

Business incubation is a proven tool for regional economic growth that provides knowledge transfer to entrepreneurs, and small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) worldwide. Food Spectrum provides consulting services to clients that are stakeholders in this process, with an objective for developing or enhancing a food innovation center, business incubator and/or a food industry cluster as a means of revitalizing a community, region, state or nation. Our clients include: 

  • Federal, National, State and Local Government agencies
  • Public and Private Universities and Colleges
  • Regional Economic Development Agencies
  • Global and Regional Foundations
  • Private Sector Corporations
  • Community Non-Profits and NGO’s
  • Food Industry Trade Associations
  • Private Equity Investment Groups

G:\1-LC-Bio\NBIA_member-logo-09.gifFood Spectrum is a member
of the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA).


Lou Cooperhouse, President of Food Spectrum, previously served on the Board of Directors and as a member of the Executive Committee of NBIA. He has also spoken at a number of annual conferences and led training workshops in food business incubation for NBIA. Previously, Lou served as Director of the Rutgers University Food Innovation Center, which was recognized as “Incubator of the Year” by the NBIA in 2007 and also as an Agricultural Innovation Center Demonstration Program by the USDA.  In addition, Lou has served as President of the New Jersey Business Incubation Network, and as President of the New Jersey Food Processors Association. Lou has served as an expert witness to the US Congress where he testified on global best practices in business incubation, cluster formation, and job creation, and he has consulted on incubation projects throughout North America, and in Africa, Asia, and Central America.

For more information on the consulting services we provide in business incubation and clustering strategy