Manchester - Innovate UK competition 'Optimising food composition: fat, sugar, salt and fibre' consortia building workshop


Manchester, UK

Start Date:

Thursday 17th September


17 September 2015, Thistle Manchester City Centre, Manchester, UK


The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are organising two free consortia-building workshops to promote a forthcoming Innovate UK collaborative R&D call, to reduce salt, sugar, fat and increase dietary fibre across the food whole food chain.


The aim of these workshops is to enable potential applicants to get a better understanding of the competition process, rules and scope. The workshops are also designed to help with consortia building, and offer a great opportunity for delegates to pitch their capabilities to potential collaborative partners. There will also be several dedicated networking opportunities throughout the day and the Innovate UK and KTN staff will be present to address any queries related to the competition


This competition will open in October, and business-led consortia will be invited to submit projects that reduce either salt, sugar, fat and/or increase dietary fibre across the whole food chain from primary production to food manufacturing.


With up to £10m available for Collaborative R&D the competition will support these aims ensuring that:

any new materials are sustainably sourced

calorific content is optimised ensuring healthy food choice

and that foods remain appealing or increase in their appeal to humans


All details related to the competition are still to be confirmed and full details about the scope will be confirmed at the event.


Who should attend?


- Those involved in primary production, food processing and manufacturing and the retail environment (both in commercial companies and research organisations)

- Providers of solutions

novel ingredients

novel process

novel technologies


The event will feature introductory presentations covering:


Scope of competition and rules (Innovate UK)

What makes a good collaborative R&D project, and how the KTN can help you? (KTN)

Case study from a company who was successful in a previous competition

Pitch presentations from delegates to facilitate collaboration


There will also be several dedicated networking sessions, and KTN and Innovate UK staff will be present to address any queries related to the competition.

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