Support for Traditional Food Sector

Posted: 31st January 2014

We at Coventry University Enterprises are pleased to announce our participation in an EU-funded FP7 project called TRADEIT, a collaborative project supporting a network of Traditional Food SMEs and Food Researchers in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, training, and technology transfer to help increase competitiveness and sustainability of SME companies producing traditional foods in Europe.

The project is focused on supporting companies in the dairy, meat and bakery sectors. The project has 19 partners based in the UK, Ireland, Poland, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, Finland, Portugal and Italy and will run for 3 years.

9 Regional Traditional Food Knowledge and Technology Transfer Hubs have been established, including Coventry University Enterprises.

Our hub will provide access to a range of supports, including training and technology transfer, as follows:

To participate, you must be a registered business producing traditional foods in the dairy, meat or bakery sectors. The training and technology events will be funded by the project, which started on the 1st November 2013.

Read more about the project

If you are interested in joining this network to benefit from this great opportunity and support offered, please contact Tony Gutteridge. 

Contact Number: 07985-252060

If you are involved with a traditional food business and interested in this project, please complete the questionnaire associated with the first stage of the project as soon as possible so we can start to identify common needs and barriers to enhanced use of technology and business growth. Please fill in the survey.