Growing Kent & Medway
A world-class research, innovation and enterprise cluster supporting growth in technology-driven horticulture, fresh produce packaging, food and drink processing and its supply chains.
Driving Innovation and Wealth Creation
We are a diverse and dynamic collaboration that brings together innovative growers and processors, scientists, technologists, and entrepreneurs to deliver a shared goal of improving productivity and sustainability in the sector.
Our unique geography means we are home to most of the UK’s high-value horticultural production, packaging and processing, and a major gateway to global markets. The growth opportunities are significant.
We are building on Kent and Medway’s established reputation and industry base to make this region one of the most dynamic, competitive and successful horticultural and Agri-tech locations in the World.
Collaborative R&D Grant Funding
We are making funding grants of between £50,000 to £250,000 available for horticultural food and drink businesses across Kent and Medway
We are investing in state-of-the-art infrastructure, world-class expertise and a range of services to support enterprise growth in the region.
Growing Kent & Medway partners have won UK Community Renewal Funding for three new landmark projects in the food and drink sector.
Exciting developments are underway to create new state-of-the-art facilities for food and drink innovation at the University of Greenwich’s Medway campus.
MP Tom Tugendhat and Cllr Matt Boughton take a behind the scenes look at major investment into new horticultural science facilities at NIAB EMR