Innovation in packaging and production for Food & Drink SMEs

  • Date
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  • Location Clifton Packaging, Meridian Business Park, Centurion Way, Leicester LE19 1WH

Visit Clifton Packaging and hear about the latest innovations and funding support

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This event features presentations from Clifton Packaging, Rondo and University of Nottingham and includes an opportunity to tour the facilities at Clifton Packaging and network with fellow Food & Drink sector SMEs.

You will also get the chance to hear about funding and support from The iNet.

This event is kindly hosted by Clifton Packaging


  • Arrival, registration, teas and coffees and light breakfast
  • Welcome from the Andrew Collinson, Commercial Manager, Food and Drink Forum - plus round room introductions
  • Welcome and overview of the company – Shane D’Souza, Technical and R&D Director - Clifton Packaging. This will include detail on End of Line Filling and Packing with a focus on supplying SME manufacturers
  • Details of the support available which includes a mixture of fully funded access to expertise and co-operation with university research centres and institutes and part-funding (grant) towards external costs of innovation projects - The iNet Loughborough University
  • Production line innovation through equipment and machinery- Norman Lack, Rondo. Rondo have been developing and producing high-quality machines and systems for the production of pastry of all types for over 70 years. As a Swiss company, they use their know-how and experience in dough processing to provide solutions which are appreciated by thousands of producers all over the world, from small artisanal bakeries all the way up to big industrial producers.
  • Future of food and drink production innovation and automation -Dr Nicolas Watson, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, The University of Nottingham
  • There will also be an opportunity for a tour of the premises for those delegates who are interested.

To book your place:

Please see the East Midlands Chamber website for more details

East Midlands Chamber and the Food and Drink Forum are delivering this event on behalf of the Smart Innovation and Networking for Growth (SING) project. This project is part-funded through ERDF and delivered by The iNet, Loughborough University.  SING will make it easier for SMEs to accelerate their development and implementation of new products, processes and services, as well as working with UK research institutes.