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The Food and Drink Manufacturing sector is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. In terms of economic contribution, it accounts for 17% of all UK manufacturing GVA (£28.2 billion).

The Food and Drink Manufacturing sector is the largest manufacturing sector in the UK. In terms of economic contribution, it accounts for 17% of all UK manufacturing GVA (£28.2 billion). It comprises just over 6,800 businesses and employs nearly 400,000 people. Innovation is key to the Food & Drink Manufacturing sector. Key areas are nutrition, shelf life, packaging, healthy eating, minimal processing, food safety and waste minimisation.

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Better Food for All: Innovation for improved nutrition

Opens: 11/01/2023 Closes: 29/03/2023

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Opens: 18/01/2023 Closes: 19/04/2023

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Farming Innovation Programme: Research Starter Round 3, expression of interest

Opens: 30/01/2023 Closes: 08/03/2023

Farming, growing or forestry businesses based in England can apply for a share of up to £850,000 for feasibility projects to improve productivity, sustainability, resilience and move the agricultural sector to net zero.

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Better Food for All: Innovation for improved nutrition
Recorded: 12th January 2023

Better Food for All: Innovation for improved nutrition

Recording now available. To apply for this funding, your project must have the potential to impact the nutritional quality of food products eaten by the UK population. You will need to collaborate with at least one other organisation to apply for this funding. Watch to hear from others working in the field and potential partners.

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