access to a tailored blend of academic knowledge and specialised commercial expertise...
Our team is compiled from a selection of leading academics from The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University - an internationally recognised research and teaching centre providing a unique base for research in response to global challenges. This is academic knowledge is complimented by our team of commercial and industry experts from the Nutri-Wales cluster and BIC Innovation Ltd with key strengths in managing research and development, innovation, manufacturing processes, internationalisation, export, finance and business planning.
Connecting food and drink producers, academia and government
The Nutri-Wales Cluster connects food and drink producers, academia and government to focus on research and development, innovation, insight and intelligence, and growth in the market space where food, health, nutrition and well-being converge. The cluster harnesses expertise at Welsh universities, public health and the food centres to stimulate collaborative research and insight, innovation and product development, and access to new markets.
an internationally-recognised research and teaching centre
The Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is an internationally-recognised research and teaching centre providing a unique base for research in response to global challenges such as food security, bioenergy and sustainability, and the impacts of climate change. IBERS' scientists conduct research on genes and molecules, whole organisms and the environment.
Transforming business performance and leading innovation projects
BIC Innovation delivers the Nutri-Wales cluster on behalf of Welsh Government. Key strengths are in managing research and development, innovation, manufacturing processes, internationalisation, export, finance and business planning; They use their deep functional expertise and sector knowledge, coupled with our strong relationships with the public sector and industry to grow sustainable businesses.
European Structural Funds in Wales are administered by the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO)
The scheme has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.
In 2014–2020 Wales will benefit from over £2bn of European Structural Funds investment.
The funds help support people into work and training, youth employment, research and innovation, business (SMEs) competitiveness, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and connectivity and urban development.
Aiming to grow the industry by 30% by the year 2020
The Welsh Government aim to help grow, promote and enhance the Welsh food and drink industry as it strives to reach a target of 30% growth – or £7bn in sales – by the year 2020. Working with both industry and consumers, the Government, through collaboration, aims to ensure the provision of healthier food choices for consumers in Wales.