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Food In Innovation Engagement Workshop

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 from 08:30 to 13:00 (BST)

Food In Innovation Engagement Workshop

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This event provides an opportunity to meet the Food Innovation Network (FIN) team and access free information targeted to help you develop your business.

FIN’s primary objective is to tackle the issues which are currently impeding innovation, productivity and growth in UK’s agri-food and drink businesses by joining-up and improving access to the right information, research, skills, expertise and business support mechanisms. Ultimately it is intended that the FIN will help the sector to increase its competitiveness and profitability, thereby contributing to the government’s long term plan for food and farming – i.e. to make the UK one of the world’s leading food nations.

This FIN event, hosted by Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), will provide delegates with information on product development, how to tackle challenges with allergen management, and tools for identification and prevention of physical and chemical contamination. There will also be presentations on Innovate UK funding opportunities, and a tour of the RSSL laboratory facilities.


8.30am         Registration

Refreshments and breakfast roll

9.00am         Welcome presentation FIN - Simon Baty

9.15am         Welcome presentation RSSL – Jane Staniforth, Head of Sales

9.30am         Product development support to translate your ideas into tangible products with relevant claims – Kerry Tanner, Product & Ingredient Development Manager

10.00am       Innovate UK funding - Simon Baty

10.30am       Refreshment break and networking

10.45am       Challenges with allergen management ensuring you keep your consumers safe – Barbara Hirst, Consultant Food Safety 

11.15am       Physical and chemical contaminants; tools for identification and prevention – Ellen Norman, Principal Scientist Investigative Analysis

11.45am       Summary and next steps for the FIN - Simon Baty

12pm            Tour of laboratory facility to understand further the scientific support available

1300pm        Meeting ends


Reading Scientific Services Ltd (RSSL), Reading Enterprise Centre, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road, Reading, RG6 6BU. 


Free Parking on-site. Please either use the vacant parking spaces at the Reading Enterprise Centre or alternatively at Science & Technology Centre (next door).

Please then report to Reading Enterprise Centre reception on arrival  (with your registration number) to collect a parking permit, this will need to be left on display in your vehicle. 

Laboratory Tour: Please ensure that you wear appropriate footwear (no open toe shoes, high heels, sandals or flip flops) for the tour.

Other upcoming FIN events:

Crowdfunding for the Food Sector Workshop, Tuesday 27th June, Harrogate (SIAFS & FIN). Find out more >>

Food in Innovation Engagement Workshop, Wednesday 26th July, Reading. Find out more >>

About the Food Innovation Network

FIN aims to provide a ‘one stop shop’ to join up existing activities that support innovation, and as part of its outreach activities it runs regional workshops. These provide an excellent opportunity to meet with experts from the network and access free information targeted to help you develop your business.

Why join FIN?

  • Facilitation of peer-to-peer collaboration and sharing experiences/good practice;
  • Access to expertise, skills, tools, latest research & case studies;
  • Calendar of key industry events and workshops;
  • Source of ideas, inspiration and support for securing private and public investment.

The Food Innovation Network is coordinated by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) – further information please contact Simon Baty, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Agri-Food.


Do you have questions about Food In Innovation Engagement Workshop? Contact The Knowledge Transfer Network

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Reading Scientific Services
Reading Enterprise Centre,
University of Reading, Earley Gate
RG6 6BU Reading
United Kingdom

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 from 08:30 to 13:00 (BST)

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