Supporting industry skills
We are delighted to sponsor and support two major competitions to help attract young talent and raise awareness of the food industry as a career option.
UK win silver at European innovation competitionwww.ecotrophelia-UK.org
A team from The University of Reading was awarded the silver prize at the European final of Ecotrophelia for their caulirice sushi - vegan sushi that is just 75 calories per portion.
Ecotrophelia challenges European students to develop an innovative, eco-friendly food and drink product. Ecotrophelia UK is organised by Campden BRI in conjunction with the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) and sponsored by Marks and Spencer, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Sainsbury’s, PepsiCo, Tesco, Mondelez, Warburtons and Food Matters Live.
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IFTSA competition winner
The IFTSA (Institute of Food Technologists Student Association) holds a thesis video competition, sponsored by Campden BRI, to encourage students to creatively develop their scientific communication skills.
Zachary Cartwright won the 2017 competition for his video on Brettanomyces bruxellensis (a yeast) contamination of oak barrels and grape vines. His prize included a ten day visit to the UK. He spent time at our Campden and Nutfield sites and with our wine team, met with retailers and drinks companies, and attended Food Matters Live.