Visit us on stand RP13 at:

22–24 November 2016, ExCeL, London

The University is a key partner for businesses of all sizes, from multinational corporations to growing, innovative SMEs. We support a range of original and exciting projects through the application of our research and provide access to cutting-edge technical equipment and facilities.

The University of Reading is a research intensive university, ranked within the top 1% of universities worldwide. We undertake world-leading research in food system sciences that spans the global food supply chain and actively seek opportunities to collaborate with industry to enhance innovation, and to promote the benefits of research for end users.

Find out how we are helping food businesses

Read our case studies:

  • Besmoke – how we helped put the smoky flavour into food (but took out the nasty stuff).
  • Ella's Kitchen – how we helped a baby food start-up become a global brand.
  • Valley Produce – how our graduates are driving food business innovation.
  • Flavonol in foods – how nutrition research is leading to new, healthier foods.
  • Healthier milk – how our dairy research puts food with less saturated fat on supermarket shelves.

Our research

Our multidisciplinary expertise and world class research in resilient, sustainable and healthy food systems enables our clients and collaborators to address business innovation and company growth, as well as major societal challenges of the 21st Century.


crop and livestock research, environmental and ecosystems resilience, economics


food science, development & manufacture of functional ingredients; novel uses for food waste and human nutritional trials


societal challenges and economic opportunities associated with healthy diets, environmental change, ageing populations, nutrition related health problems such as obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Expertise and facilities

We integrate our research and technical expertise to support our clients and collaborators with access to state-of-the-art facilities and technical services, including:

Your development

Food Advanced Training Partnership

The Food Advanced Training Partnership (Stand RP34) provides postgraduate-level taught and research training to food industry professionals.

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