research & development

agenda setting innovation of tomorrow

Restless innovation and a determination to make some of the most delicious, nutritious and sustainable food in the world provide the foundations for everything we do. We work intensively with industry and academic partners to deliver the agenda-setting innovation of tomorrow, to make food cleaner, greener and tastier.

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The number of Research & Development projects ongoing in our innovation hub


Internal and external funding for our R&D programme


Core academic and industry partners


leading the industry and working with global partners.

We are running 18 research & development projects between 2023 and 2025, each designed to deliver healthier and tastier food,  efficiencies and automation or produce food that doesn’t cost the Earth.
We work with industry and academic partners to figure out how to do things better, whether that be with the UK’s most advanced cultivated meat company, Ivy Farm Technologies, leading academic institutions such as Queen’s University Belfast and AFBI or international non-profits such as Foundation Earth.