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Food Innovation Centre

Food Innovation Centre

Providing EU-funded support to SMEs in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire with the development of new products or processes from conception to consumption

Access to specialist innovation support

If you are a Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire-based SME in the Food and Drink sector and have an innovative idea that you want to develop, or an issue to overcome, we may have the right people, equipment and facilities to help make it possible.

Our Project team can help with some free advice and access to state-of-the-art equipment allowing development of new products or processes from conception to consumption. Our graduates have the talent, enthusiasm and motivation to help assist you and our Academics are at the forefront of knowledge.

Our services

We offer:

  • technical advice based on your requirement brief
  • access to our facilities and technicians
  • academic expertise and student projects or placements
  • workshops and free events designed to help businesses innovate and explore new ideas
  • access to worldwide research knowledge
  • a network of contacts inside and outside the University, which may be able to respond to other needs, such as commercial, nutritional or engineering.

Download the Food Innovation Centre Flyer (PDF) Getting Started With Sensory Evaluation (PDF)

Forthcoming events

More events will be added soon  


To find out if your business is eligible to receive this package of funded support, please contact us for a further discussion:

Richard Worrall
BABS Building, Sutton Bonington Campus, University of Nottingham, LE12 5RD

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m: 0758 763 6585



School of Biosciences

University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington Campus
Nr Loughborough
LE12 5RD, UK

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