Please find listed below a suite of news in connection with the work of Food Innovation Wales.

Food Centre Wales share cheese expertise with Food Innovation Wales partners

Cheese manufacturing experts from Food Centre Wales have shared their expertise with Food Innovation Wales partners from ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre. Members of the ZERO2FIVE technical team were given a masterclass in cheese production from Food Centre Wales technologist Mark Jones, an award-winning cheesemaker who has worked for a number of Wales’s most high profile […]

Over £110 million boost to the Welsh food and drink industry thanks to Project HELIX

A new report published this week shows that Project HELIX, an initiative developed to boost innovation and efficiency in the Welsh food and drink industry, has already had an impact of over £110 million, since its launch three years ago. Using state of the art manufacturing facilities, the scheme has provided technical support and bespoke […]

Innovation at the heart of the Welsh food and drink success story

The Welsh Government’s Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has said that innovation lays at the heart of the Welsh food and drink success story. It comes as latest figures show that almost two years since its launch at the inaugural BlasCymru / TasteWales event, Project HELIX, an initiative aimed at boosting […]

Food Innovation Wales joins the EIT Food community

We are delighted to announce that Food Innovation Wales has become a Network Partner in the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Food, Europe’s leading food innovation initiative. Supported by Welsh Government funding, this will establish an EIT Food presence in Wales, linking the Welsh industry to a wider consortium of key industry players, […]

Vegan start-up shortlisted for award thanks to invaluable support

A Llantrisant-based food and drink start-up has been shortlisted for an innovation award after just four months’ of trading following support from a Welsh Government and EU-funded project. Kind Protein, a small business that makes vegan seitan bites and snack bars near Llantrisant, has beaten hundreds of other companies to be shortlisted in the Innovator […]

Project HELIX innovation boosts Welsh food and drink industry

A newly-launched report shows how a strategic initiative designed to boost innovation and efficiency within the Welsh food and drink industry has delivered over £44m of impact in its first two years of operation, by helping businesses increase and retain sales, along with reducing waste and processing costs. The Welsh Government and EU-funded Project HELIX […]

Food Innovation Wales champions Welsh food and drink industry at Food and Drink Expo

Food Innovation Wales joined the Welsh food and drink delegation at the Food and Drink Expo in Birmingham’s NEC from 16-18 April 2018. The Food Innovation Wales team distributed copies of the Producers’ Directory, which lists over 450 Welsh food and drink businesses, and also discussed the range of technical and commercial support they can […]

Food Innovation Wales helps put Welsh produce on the world stage

Food Innovation Wales has launched Wales’ first comprehensive digital food and drink producers’ directory. The directory, which contains entries from over 430 companies, has been created to raise awareness and drive sales of Welsh products both nationally and internationally. Both small and large companies are featured in the directory which has been produced on behalf […]

£21 million food innovation project set to safeguard thousands of Welsh jobs

A new £21 million programme to strengthen Wales’ food and drink sector is expected to safeguard thousands of jobs and deliver over £100 million for the Welsh economy. Welsh Government’s Project HELIX provides funding support for research into global food production, trends and waste to help small to medium sized food manufacturers across Wales to […]

Food innovation is key to delivering £7bn government target for the industry

Launch of Food Innovation Wales and its aspirations to support the Food and Drink Action Plan in meeting its growth plans of 30% by the year 2020.

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