Strengthening the link between academia and the food & drink industries

Alex Larter (University of East Anglia) and Sophie Packer (University of Kent)

To meet the increasing demands in the UK’s food & drink sector, businesses must explore collaborations with partners focused on research, development, and innovation (RD&I). Academic institutions have actively worked both independently and in cooperation with the industry to enhance and introduce newer sustainable food and drink products.

In this session, we will hear from Alexander Larter (Food Innovation Cluster Manager at the University of East Anglia), Sophie Packer (Innovation Growth Manager at Growing Kent and Medway), and food & drink businesses who will share insights on successful collaborations between academia and industry to overcome challenges.

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