The Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering was born out of partnership. Funded by a £6.9m grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and significant contributions from some of its 40 industry partners, we are supported by the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) and the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink.
We support the development of unique partnerships between manufacturers, specialist engineers, government and industry stakeholders, academics, researchers and scientists to meet the challenges in food and drink manufacturing with ground-breaking solutions. These partners are represented at the food engineering Industrial Advisory Board (IAB), which plays a key role in shaping the strategy of the centre, to ensure that the UK stays at the forefront of innovation in the sector.
'The National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering at Sheffield Hallam is a fantastic example of how manufacturers, government and academics can collaborate to bridge the food industry's research gap. The shared vision and priorities that we have developed will make this world-class facility a focal point for research and innovation excellence for the UK's largest manufacturing sector.'
Ian Wright, Director General at the Food and Drink Federation