Growing Kent & Medway
A world-class research, innovation and enterprise cluster supporting growth in advanced horticulture, fresh produce packaging, food and drink processing and its enabling technologies.
Driving Innovation and Wealth Creation
Growing Kent & Medway drives innovation and wealth creation by providing a vibrant and collaborative ecosystem that enables enterprises to thrive.
A catalyst to commercialise technologies for climate-smart food production, novel plant compounds, value addition and waste minimisation.
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.
Growing Kent & Medway partners explore opportunities for collaboration in food and drink innovation with Oost NL, the East Netherlands Development Agency.
With its strong focus on innovation and technology the National Fruit Show attracts interest from industry leaders, technology providers and policy makers.
Based at NIAB EMR in East Malling, the UK now has a bespoke, state-of-the-art research winery and vineyard to underpin the rapidly expanding viticulture sector.