Dec 162014

The first Scottish Centre for Food Development & Innovation was launched at Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh, on Tuesday 9th December 2014.

The launch of the new Centre is enhancing Scotland’s position as a leader in food and drink innovation in Europe and supporting access to the global market for healthy and functional food. Over 100 invited guests from Scotland’s £14 billion food and drink industry got a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the new facilities and heard from a range of food experts about the exciting work that is taking place both in the University and across the industry. QMU’s on-campus SME, Advanced Microwave Technologies (AMT), provided a demonstration of its cutting-edge machinery. AMT is emerging as one of the world’s most innovative users of microwave expertise in its application to the food and drink sector.

Representatives from some of Scotland’s leading food and drink businesses that QMU has worked with also showcased their products.

For more information about the Scottish Centre for Food Development & Innovation and QMU’s Research & Knowledge Exchange Development Unit and how it can benefit your business, contact Miriam Smith, Business Development Manager at QMU on 0131 474 0000 or email

A new film showcasing the new Scottish Centre for Food Development & Innovation can be viewed online:

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