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The South West Regional Food Technology Transfer Centre - FT0307(1)


RFTTCs act as a single point of contact for small and medium-sized regional food companies with food related technical needs. Through links with universities, relevant government agencies and local industry, the RFTTCs act to stimulate increased awareness and uptake of innovative food technology. Each of the six centres offer a differing range of services which include:

* training courses
* access to pilot plant facilities to support product development
* established corporate membership schemes and regional databases of food
* regular publication of newletters dealing with topics of interest to the
* topical seminars and workshops
* consultancy services, information services, contract research, product
development and access to other sources of funding such as the Teaching
Company Scheme
1. To be the centre for food technology expertise which works with small and medium sized enterprises to identify and exploit business development and growht by providing specialist support in the selection, evaluation and implementation of appropriate technology, inorder to enhance the status of the South Wests food manufacturers within the UK and European Markets.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 2002

Cost: £323,750
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Plymouth
Food and Drink              
Food Chain              
Food Ingredients              
Food manufacturing industry              
Food Quality              
Food Safety              
Process Technology              
Technology Transfer              
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain