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Teeside Regional Food Technology Transfer Centre - FT0333


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
Placement of 30 students in industry; 20 public lectures; 12 newsletters; assistance to 50 local companies; safegaurd 100 local jobs; 5 R&D bids; training for 150 food employees.
Project Documents
• Abstract : Final Report   (45k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2006

Cost: £470,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Teesside
Food and Drink              
Food Hygiene              
Food Industry Sustainability Strategy              
Food Ingredients              
Food manufacturing industry              
Food Quality              
Food Safety              
Process Technology              
Technology Transfer              
Fields of Study
Resource Efficient and Resilient Food Chain