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Implementing the Circular Economy in the Food & Drink Sector

September 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Join us for the first of many Food & Drink Circular Economy forums where we delve deeper into the food ‘waste’ and by-products your business is creating, and find ways to innovatively repurpose them into other goods. Or, if you are a manufacturer, be introduced to businesses that could provide you with invaluable resources.

In this meeting, Hethel Innovation will share with you powerful case studies of businesses who are supporting circular economy principles, the potential journeys you can take to repurpose your food waste, and give you the opportunity to strengthen supply chains. This can include short term collaborations with students, longer-term proof of concept projects, as well as commercialisation and scale-up projects. – If funding is required to allow you to pursue the project, future meetings with the most appropriate partner can be scheduled.

This meeting will also give you the opportunity to hear from the various partners involved within the project, (including University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park & Food Enterprise Park) sharing their involvement.

How It Works – Food and Drink Businesses:
1) Sign-up to the platform.

2) Be contacted by Hethel Innovation for a short 30-min conversation about waste and by-products created by your business.

3) UEA Researchers conduct and collate analysis of potential solutions.

4) Attend platform webinar.

5) Businesses are allocated break-out rooms to share findings and plan next steps.

Agenda (TBC).
For further information about this event, please email Jordan at


September 24, 2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm