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Growing Kent & Medway

Growing Kent and Medway

at University of Kent

The University of Kent is proud to be part of the Growing Kent & Medway consortium! Come to us for more information about the latest grants to businesses in the food and drink industry; mentoring support, and for help trialling and enhancing your products in our BioTech Hub.

A range of different grants, offering £10k to 0.5m, are available for businesses and research organisations to apply for. Get in touch with us to find out more about how to develop an application for funding email growingbiotech@kent.ac.uk.

As part of the Growing Kent & Medway project, a number of new specialist product research facilities are being developed for GKM. At Kent, we have The BioTech Hub, which provides businesses with opportunities to trial new research to enhance their products and services. If you are a business in the Food and Drink industry we would love to hear from you, whether you specialise in growing fruits, making wine, adding value to raw goods, packaging, machinery or something else.

The first round of grant funding ended on 20th October 2021 (meet the winners here), and the next grant round is currently live: Business Innovation Grants.

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Growing Kent & Medway at University of Kent will conduct industrial-led research in the following priority areas: