Food Innovation Centre

The Food Innovation Centre will deliver bespoke food-grade incubator units, test kitchens and industry-standard sensory testing facilities, integrated with a Food Hub delivering in-depth innovation support to 90 food processing businesses. A linked innovation cluster programme will encourage and develop an innovation ecosystem in the food sector in Norfolk and Suffolk, engaging hundreds of businesses with the world-renowned knowledge sector on Norwich Research Park. The Centre will be run by Hethel Innovation, who have extensive experience of delivering innovation support, and the University of East Anglia (UEA) who will lead on the development of the cluster programme.

Investment:

Award:

£2.7m

OutComes:

  • bespoke food-grade incubator units, test kitchens and industry-standard sensory testing facilities, integrated with a Food Hub delivering in-depth innovation support to 90 food processing businesses

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