Greater Lincolnshire Agri-Food Innovation Platform

Greater Lincolnshire Agri-Food Innovation Platform

Is your business in the Agri-Food supply chain? Do you grow or manufacture food and drink produce? Is your business a Small to Medium Enterprise? If so, your business could be eligible for support!

This project, Greater Lincolnshire Agri-Food Innovation Platform, by National Centre for Food Manufacturing, aims to enable opportunities to improve your business through:

• Applied Research, taking concept and ideas to market – investigate solutions and plan for the future
• Commercial Trials, to help invest in innovation and development, and launch products or services
• Knowledge Exchange through your supply chain – share expertise with your supply chain via producers, manufacturers and technologies
• Knowledge Transfer, workshops, demonstrations and masterclasses to support the business and identify potential ways to develop and advance
• Access to specialist business advice and guidance from recognised industry experts and leading academic subject specialist

Focused on helping Lincolnshire businesses to innovate, this project aims to provide support from concept to launch; covering areas such as food waste, security, provenance and safety, including microbiology and chemistry, packaging and labelling, automation and product and process innovation, through the supply chain.

Businesses will have access to research, knowledge transfer and business support through the University of Lincoln’s National Centre for Food Manufacturing (NCFM) and the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) and Grimsby Institute’s Food Refrigeration & Process Engineering Research Centre.

Depending on your project, the following facilities /expertise to support innovation in your business can be available:

• Chemistry laboratory
• Food microbiology laboratory
• Food preparation rooms
• Test kitchen

• Sensory suite
• Learning resource centre
• Computer science
• Engineering
• Robotics and automation
• Consumer trends
• Conference, seminar and board rooms

Enquire today

To find out if your business or SME is eligible for this programme, please contact:

e: ncfm@lincoln.ac.uk
t: 01406 493000

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