Commercial Collaborations

This area comprises interactions with industry in the food and health area. The primary aim is to support relevant research and development in companies of any size that aim to improve the quality and/or health impact of their products, to benefit European competitiveness, consumer interests and public health.

Activities include:

  • Research on quality and where relevant efficacy of products to be used as food or food supplements or in the production of food. Including laboratory trials (analyses, animal studies) and human intervention trials.
  • Development of marketing strategies and other support to companies or other organisations working in these areas.
  • Policy oriented work at the European scale, via ETP Food for Life and the European Federation of Food Science and Technology.

Activities comprise small consultancy projects, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and publicly supported larger projects.

Providing the Science Behind the Claim: Human Intervention Trials for Food Products and Ingredients Brochure

N8 AgriFood is an interdisciplinary research programme that combines world-leading crop and livestock research with extensive expertise in social sciences in a single research initiative. The programme is focused on ensuring the stability and integrity of national and global agri-food supply chains in the face of environmental and socioeconomic challenges. With a new investment of £16m from the N8 Universities and HEFCE, N8 AgriFood is building on the strength in agri-food research expertise across the N8 Research Partnership to transform food security research. N8 AgriFood combines expertise across the natural and social sciences.

Commercial collaboration projects