Food Industry Innovation 2018

Published: 09 January 2018 by KTN

Date: 07 March 2018

Location: Museum of Science and Industry, Liverpool Road, Manchester. M3 4FP

  • agrifood
  • innovation

At this event, we will be focussing on food industry innovation and are delighted to showcase a number of Innovate UK funded projects focussing on the post-farm gate food supply chain. We will also be welcoming leading specialists from across the industry to discuss challenges and opportunities in the following areas:

Optimising food composition

A safe and efficient supply chain

Innovations in food processing and manufacturing

Waste valorisation

Attendees will be able to engage and network with a variety of organisations across the food and drink community and exchange knowledge on technical approaches and innovations across a range of areas, from enhancing nutritional value and improving food safety to developing modern methods of food manufacturing and ingredient development.

We would also like to take this opportunity to seek input from the Food Industry. This would be with a view to help shape the priorities for any future support should this become available.

FIN (Food Innovation Network) Innovation Awards

Joining us at the event will be the 15 companies who have been shortlisted for the FIN Innovation Awards. They will host exhibition booths for attendees to meet and speak with them and will present their projects at the event. To find out more about the awards and how to apply, please visit the website here.

Draft agenda

9:00-10:00                Refreshments and FIN Innovation Awards exhibition

10:00-10:15              Opening address from Innovate UK

10:15-11:15              Optimising food composition

Helen Munday - Chief Scientific Officer, FDF

11:15-11:30              Refreshments and FIN Innovation Awards exhibition

11:30-12:30              Innovations in food processing and manufacturing

Dr Craig Leadley, Innovative Processing Technologies Section Manager

Campden BRI Group

12:30-13:30              Lunch and FIN Innovation Awards exhibition

13:30-14:30              A safe and efficient supply chain

Gavin Milligan - Group Sustainability Director, William Jackson Food Group

14:30-14:50              Refreshments and FIN Innovation Awards exhibition

14:50-15:50              Waste valorisation

Simon Livings - Head of Science Department, Nestle Global Product Technology Centre


15:50-16:15              FIN Awards Winners presentation

16:15-16:30              Closing remarks

16:30-                        Refreshments and FIN Innovation Awards exhibition


Register your interest today

As the event is expected to be popular, please register your interest in attending at the link below. We will then be in contact if your place at the event is confirmed.


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