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Optimising food composition: fat, sugar, salt and fibre

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Innovate UK is to invest up to £10 million in collaborative R&D projects to enhance the nutritional quality of food and drink through the reduction of sugar, salt and fats, and through an increase in dietary fibre.

The aim of this competition is to stimulate the development of new processes and products that lead to the availability of healthier food choices for consumers, and open up new market opportunities for the industry.

Proposals must be collaborative and led by a business, but may include research partners. We expect to fund mainly industrial research projects. Small businesses could receive up to 70% of their eligible project costs, medium-sized businesses 60% and large businesses 50%.

We expect projects to range in size from total costs of £250,000 to £1 million, although we may consider projects outside this range.

This is a two-stage competition that opens for applicants on 5 October 2015. The deadline for expressions of interest is at noon on 25 November 2015.

For more information and to apply, please visit:

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