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Food Manufacturers welcome Food Engineering funding

Responding to today's news that Sheffield Hallam University looks set to benefit from a share of a £50m investment to develop a National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering, Director of Employment and Skills at the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Angela Coleshill said: “We are delighted that Sheffield Hallam University's project to develop a National Centre of
Excellence for Food Engineering will receive a share of the money offered by HEFCE's (Higher Education Funding Council for England) Catalyst Fund. The Centre is a collaborative initiative between the University and the UK food and drink manufacturing industry and has received a significant number of pledges of support from manufacturers across the country."

"The new Centre will act as a hub for industry R&D, as well as for skills and workforce development, to support sustainable growth in food and drink manufacturing. Its focus on innovation will draw on the University's expertise and proven track record for R&D capability in our sector. It will also expose students on the UK's first food engineering degree (at Sheffield Hallam University) to the latest technological developments, giving them the vital skills our industry needs for the future.”

Source: www.fdf.org.uk - 15 May 2013