Greater Lincolnshire Agri-food Innovation Platforms



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 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 & development and launch products or services
  • Knowledge Exchange through your supply chain – share expertise with your supply chain via producers, manufacturers & technologies
  • Training Events, workshops, demonstrations & masterclasses to support the business and identify potential ways to develop and advance
  • Access to specialist business advice & guidance from recognised industry experts and leading academic subject specialists

Focussed 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 with us today:

National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Holbeach Campus, Park Road, Holbeach, Spalding, PE12 7PT

tel: + 44 (0)1406 493000
fax: + 44 (0)1406 493030

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