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Established in 1996 by Ceredigion County Council, Food Centre Wales has developed an enviable reputation, a suite of modern facilities and a comprehensive menu of technical support and advice services for the food and drink industry. At present their services are funded for Start-ups, micros and SMEs through Project HELIX, which is supported by a £21 million programme through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
Project HELIX is a Pan-Wales strategic initiative delivered by the three food centres that make up Food Innovation Wales, which includes Food Centre Wales, based in Horeb, Ceredigion. The Project delivers practical knowledge transfer activity to food and drink producers and manufacturers across Wales that is focussed on innovation, efficiency and strategy. Food and drink businesses have access to a large range of technical services that aim to increase production and reduce waste in the supply chain; Key areas the project covers are:-
|Food Innovation||New Product Development, Technical Information, New Business Start-up, added Value, Food Legislation and product Reformulation.|
|Food Efficiency||Systems Development, Process Controls, Product Efficiency, Site Design,Packaging and Validation of Systems.|
|Food Strategy||Innovation Framework, 3rd Party Accreditation, Public Engagement,Industry Intelligence, Food Business Development, Training, and Mentoring Skills.|
Designed and delivered in partnership with Riversimple, Swansea University and the University of Exeter, the Circular Revolution is the first business-led hub in the UK focussed on circular thinking. The £2.3m operation is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government who are contributing over £1.5m. The project focusses on helping the practical transformation and transition of businesses to a new circular business model. The Circular Revolution will support Wales to develop sustainability in West Wales and the Valleys and beyond and help build the Green economy. Through the European Regional Development Fund, this project will help create jobs, support business and raise skills in Wales.
The BEACON Biorefining Centre of Excellence is a partnership between Aberystwyth, Bangor and Swansea Universities and the University of South Wales working in the field of conversion of biomass and biowastes into biobased products with commercial applications. Led by Aberystwyth University, BEACON is backed with just over £12.2 million from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
BEACON primarily helps Welsh businesses explore biobased opportunities for growth by providing access to wide-ranging specialist equipment and scientific expertise at our three partner institutions. BEACON also collaborates with companies based outside Wales and undertake contract research on behalf of large organisations.
Future Foods is an exciting programme which aims to deliver world-class expertise in food science, technology and nutrition R&D to ambitious Welsh food and drink businesses seeking to develop healthy, market-creating products. This collaborative programme enables food and drink companies in Wales to improve their competitiveness and underpin future growth and sustainability.
Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AberInnovation) provides world-leading facilities and expertise within the biotechnology, agri-tech, and food and drink sectors. Set in stunning scenery between the Cambrian Mountains and the Irish Sea, our £40.5m Campus - fully operational by August 2020 – offers an ideal environment for business and academic collaboration to flourish.