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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 facilities and get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Food Processing Centre

With almost 1100m2 of floor space devoted to approximately £4m 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.

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.

Flavour Centre

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

Food industry training

We are part of a unique AgriFood Training Partnership that builds on the expertise of leading UK institutions in food and agricultural research, working 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.

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.