Food Centre

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Do you require a technical service or research partner? Can you host one of our students on an industrial placement? The Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences is proud of its close links with the food industry and is on the lookout for partnering opportunities. Our enterprise centres are very well equipped with a wide range of specialist facilities, and our multidisciplinary academic staff boast a wide skill and knowledge base.

Explore our enterprise centres and get in touch to discuss your requirements.

The Flavour Centre

The facilities and expertise at the Flavour Centre provide the platform for proven innovation in all areas of food manufacture, and the fresh thinking that delivers a competitive advantage.

Visit our Flavour Centre webpage.

The Food Processing Centre

With almost 1100m2 of floor space devoted to approximately £4 million worth of pilot plant equipment, the Food Processing Centre is one of the largest facilities of its kind in Europe. We provide consultancy, training and pilot plant rental.

Visit our Food Processing Centre webpage.

Industrial Placements

By offering our students an industrial placement you will gain an employee who can offer a fresh approach, new ideas and good practical skills to your business. You will also help them grow their skills portfolio and develop their workplace knowledge.

Visit our Industrial Placements webpages.

The Sensory Science Centre

The Sensory Science Centre offers all aspects of sensory science and consumer research testing, as well as bespoke training courses. Commercial sensory profiling and market research activities are fulfilled by our commercial partner, MMR.

Visit our Sensory Science Centre webpage.

Food Industry Training

The Food Centre are part of a unique AgriFood Training Partnership that builds on the expertise of leading UK institutions in food and agricultural research working together with the food industry to provide postgraduate-level taught and research training to food industry professionals.

We offer CPD training through to Professional Doctorate Qualifications with courses delivered via online learning, face to face workshops and blended learning.

Visit the AFTP website.

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Email: foodcentre@reading.ac.uk

Tel:

 +44(0)118 378 6726

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