Food and drink event for north east businesses

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Research, consultancy and education will be highlighted at a food and drink event.

Businesses interested in learning about innovative food-and-drink-associated research in the north east of Scotland are invited to a free event later this month.

The Gateway to Food & Drink Innovation - Enterprise Showcase event is being held by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and SAC Consulting at the Craibstone campus in Aberdeen.

It will showcase how leading-edge industry-focussed food and drink research, consultancy and education can support innovation and transformation in the sector.

The free event, on Friday 18 November, will also provide information about future innovation in the north east and potential collaboration opportunities.

Opportunity North East (ONE) will join SRUC at the event to provide an update on the transformational SeedPod centre of excellence for food and drink manufacturing, which will put businesses at the forefront of innovation, productivity and sustainability, increasing high-value exports and creating new jobs.

SeedPod, which will be located on the Craibstone campus, recently received £3.1 million of Scottish Government funding via the Just Transition Fund and is due to open in 2024.

Andrew Lacey, Vice Principal, Commercial and Head of SAC Consulting, said: “From meat, fish and plant-based protein, food safety and quality processing production, emerging technologies, and political drivers, to innovative food and drink product development, food and drink is very much a focus at SRUC. 

“If you’re a food and drink business, this event will give you a better understanding of how SRUC and SAC Consulting can help you and we will also showcase some examples of products that we have helped to develop.”

The event, which is being held in the library and event space at SRUC Craibstone, will run from 10am to 12.30pm on Friday 18 November, followed by lunch until 1.30pm.

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Posted by SRUC on 02/11/2022

Tags: Craibstone, Food and Drink, SAC Consulting
Categories: SRUC and Campuses | Consulting and Commercial | Research