Growing Kent & Medway

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Growing Kent and Medway

at University of Kent

We are supported by UKRI’s Strength in Places Fund. 

The University of Kent is proud to be part of the Growing Kent & Medway consortium.

Growing Kent & Medway is a partnership programme investing in innovative ideas to help the food and drink industry in our region to thrive. We support businesses of any size; bringing together industry, scientists, technologies, and entrepreneurs to stimulate innovation.

Work with us

The Growing Kent & Medway team based at the University of Kent collaborates with businesses across the agriculture, horticulture, and food and drink sectors to solve real-world industrial problems.

We are open to collaboration and welcome partners for research and to develop ideas through to industrial application.

If your business needs a horticultural solution, has a biotechnology challenge, looking to undertake research, or would like to understand more about what we do, do not hesitate to contact us. We support businesses with:

  • Growing Kent & Medway tailored mentoring
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities
  • Contract research
  • Collaborative research grant applications
  • Consultancy
  • Student projects and placements

We understand needs vary for businesses and we offer tailored support depending on your needs. For business enquiries please contact

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