Competition now open for: ‘Optimising food composition: fat, sugar, salt and fibre’
Registration deadline: 18 November 2015, 12:00 (noon)
Expression of interest deadline: 25 November 2015, 12:00 (noon)
Innovate UK is to invest up to £10 million in collaborative R&D projects to enhance the nutritional quality of food and drink through the reduction of sugar, salt and fats, and through an increase in dietary fibre.
The aim of this competition is to stimulate the development of new processes and products that lead to the availability of healthier food choices for consumers, and open up new market opportunities for the industry.
Innovate UK is inviting proposals that have the potential to significantly improve the nutritional composition of food and drink, focusing specifically on one or more of the following high-level challenges:
Projects must also ensure that:
Proposals may be deemed out of scope where:
Proposals must be collaborative and led by a business, but may include research partners. We expect to fund mainly industrial research projects. Small businesses could receive up to 70% of their eligible project costs, medium-sized businesses 60% and large businesses 50%.
We expect projects to range in size from total costs of £250,000 to £1 million, although we may consider projects outside this range.
This is a two-stage competition.
|Registration deadline||noon 18 November 2015|
|Expressions of interest (EOI) deadline||noon 25 November 2015|
|Stage 2 opens for invited applicants||8 February 2016|
|Deadline for invited applications||noon 10 March 2016|
To register your interest or to find out more, please visit Innovate UK’s website.