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
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.
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
Growing Kent & Medway has announced £3million in R&D grants that support inclusive economic growth and environmentally sustainable practices and innovations.
Growing Kent & Medway has grown its Senior Management Team with the appointment of Dr Nikki Harrison as Programme Director.
Growing Kent & Medway will be at this year’s Fruit Focus LIVE – the UK’s leading technical event for the fruit industry, taking place on the 9 & 10 September 2020.
"We believe that growing the economy in Kent & Medway and raising sustainable productivity can be driven by increasing industry-led research and innovation."
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