|29 January 2016|

From future farming to tomorrow’s technology, food and drink businesses and academics came together to hear about the latest techniques and processes in the pipeline for the  industry at a conference on innovation yesterday.

More than 120 delegates attended Food From Thought, organised by Interface Food & Drink to encourage innovation in the sector, as well as to showcase the latest in innovation, research and development.

Helen Pratt, project manager at Interface Food & Drink, said: “This conference was a whistle-stop tour of the incredibly diverse work going on throughout Scotland between the industry and academics. I hope it inspires food and drink companies to think about how they can tap into our world-class academic expertise in universities and research institutions to take their products and processes to the next stage.”

“Our project will come to an end within the year but we hope that our legacy will be that of increased, improved and enhanced engagement between the industry and academics in Scotland.”

Interface Food & Drink announced details of its Legacy Competition awarding £50,000 to a partnership between industry and academics which addresses an issue such as waste reduction, food security and sustainable supplies.

For details on how to enter the Legacy Competition please go to http://www.interfacefoodanddrink.org/