Campden BRI partnerships win funding for
two new food industry training schemes


From July 2011 newsletter     
Campden BRI partnerships win funding for two new food industry training schemes

Advanced Training Partnerships are formal collaborations between users and providers of high–level skills in the agri–food sector, and bring together companies with research and training organisations.

Four partnerships have been awarded a total of £12M by the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), with each one operating under the leadership of an academic institution. Each programme will focus on a particular research area, and the four are complementary, covering the full range of food production. The training will include distance learning, short-courses, work-based training, research placements and secondments.Training modules can be built into full masters degrees, and partnerships will also be developing professional doctorates in agricultural and food sciences.

We are involved in 2 of these partnerships:

1. Establishment of a strategic training hub for the advancement of the UK agri-food industry – led by the University of Nottingham with Harper Adams University College, Cranfield University, Rothamsted Research, and a number of industrial partners.

2. Food quality and health – Sustaining the future - led by the University of Reading with Rothamsted Research, University of Birmingham, Leatherhead Food Research, and a number of other industrial partners.

Contact: Bertrand Emond
+44(0)1386 842062
b.emond@campden.co.uk