Technnology translation organisation The Food Processing Faraday is set to break away from its research arm, the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), which is being subsumed within a larger Biosciences KTN next month.
As reported by Food Manufacture earlier this year, the Food Processing Faraday aims to concentrate on assisting businesses to take up advanced new processing technologies.
The Faraday will operate as a stand alone company delivering independent services to its many clients in the food and allied industries and Regional Development Agencies including the Appetizing Innovation and Championing Innovation between the Engineering and Food Sectors (ChIEFS) programmes.
Pete Moores, head of sales and marketing for the Faraday said: “The separation of the KTN from the Faraday allows us to solely focus on our strengths in turning knowledge into solutions for businesses and our unique values of independence, impartiality and our industry focus set our offering apart from our competitors.”
Since it was established in 2001, the Faraday has worked with around 1,620 clients in the food sector. It will continue under the leadership of md Bob Marsh.
Stephen Parry, head of technical and quality at the Findus Group, said: “The Faraday provides access to valuable insight and has built up a wealth of experience in applying the fruits of academic research to create solutions for businesses. The team is a dedicated and able group which has demonstrated its ability in helping the food industry access profitable solutions from its science and technology network.”