SeedPod is a £21 million investment in the food and drink industry being led by Opportunity North East (ONE) to create a centre of excellence for manufacturing and production in north east Scotland that will deliver regional and national growth ambitions.

SRUC is lead delivery partner for the project and will host the centre at its Craibstone campus as well as delivering essential infrastructure including roads, water, and power. SRUC will also co-fund two roles within the centre.

SeedPod will be the go-to place to deliver north east Scotland's ambition to grow the size and value of its £2.2 billion food and drink sector. SeedPod will facilitate this by offering the facilities to pilot advanced manufacturing processes and technology, scale-up production, inspire new product development, and provide access to global market insights. It will also offer bespoke programmes and specialist facilities, including incubators, commercial-grade manufacturing units; development kitchens; full-service managed production and storage space; presentation areas; co-working and collaboration space.

Anticipated completion of SeedPod is in 2024.