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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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Serena Broadway

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Funding Opportunities

Horticultural Quality and Food Loss Network 2020 Funding Calls

A new 3-year, £500K Network is being established to tackle food waste and to improve quality in
horticultural and potato crops.

Opens: 23/09/2020 Closes: 15/01/2021

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SMEs transforming food production: series A investor partnership

UK registered SMEs that are transforming food production towards net zero can apply for a share of up to £5 million in grant support. This must align with a series A investment.

Opens: 03/11/2020 Closes: 13/01/2021

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26th November

Mathematical Modelling for Next Generation Formulated Products: Food & Drink

This two hour session will focus on the food & drink applications of the mathematical modelling of next generation formulated products Big Idea.

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News

05.10.2020

Using mathematical science to maximise the distribution of surplus food to vulnerable people

KTN’s maths experts have turned their attention to the problem of how to get surplus food that charity FareShare receives from retailers and food manufacturers to communities that most need it, in the most efficient and effective way.

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19.10.2020

Turning AgriFood waste into plastics: a KTN SPARK Award winner success story

The KTN SPARK Awards encourage new collaborations between the research community and industry. Winner Chip[s] Board has been working with the Biorenewables Development Centre.

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