Driving Research and Innovation Project
The Driving Research and Innovation Project is a three-year project that runs until the end of December 2022. Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) via the D2N2 LEP, the project is run by the Food Innovation Centre at the University of Nottingham School of Biosciences, in conjunction with the Chemistry Innovation Laboratory in the School of Chemistry and Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and in association with the Midlands Engine. It is a unique collaboration project that provides free specialist innovation support to small and medium-sized businesses.
Outlining the support on offer to eligible firms, Richard Worrall added: “We have a team of food industry technologists, funded by the ERDF, who can offer free access to scientific knowledge, facilities and expertise to help overcome any issues companies may have and boost development. We also work alongside other specialist organisations like the Food & Drink Forum, universities (Nottingham Trent and Derby) and the D2N2 Growth Hub to support growth.
“Whether it is product formulation related to nutrition (healthy, protein alternatives, etc.), flavour and texture, sustainable production around sourcing ingredients, packaging, shelf life & microbiological testing or waste management, contact us for a discussion.
“We can also get involved in business planning to underpin development and can access the latest in digital manufacturing, artificial intelligence and process efficiency from across the University and via our external partners.”
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