Growing Kent & Medway

A world-class research, innovation and enterprise cluster supporting growth in technology-driven horticultural production, processing, food, and its supply chains.

Driving Innovation and Wealth Creation

Growing Kent & Medway drives innovation and wealth creation by providing a vibrant, supportive and collaborative ecosystem that enables new skills to develop and enterprises to thrive.

A catalyst to commercialise technologies for climate-smart food production, novel plants, and the development of post-harvest technologies that minimise waste and add value.

Our Network

We are a diverse and dynamic collaboration working to bring together innovative growers and processors, scientists, technologists, and entrepreneurs to deliver a shared goal of improving productivity and sustainability in the sector.

Globally Relevant

Our unique geography means we are home to most of the UK’s high-value horticultural production, and a major gateway to global markets. The growth opportunity for the sector, the region and its emerging technologies is significant.

Regional Development

We work to build on the already powerful base located in Kent & Medway to make this region one of the most dynamic, competitive and successful horticultural and Agri-tech locations in the World.


Our engagements have now been delivered. A summary of what happened at them is available here.


Kent County show with the Institute of Directors 

Fri, 5 July 2019
07:30am – 9:00am

Kent Showground
Detling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3JF


The leading technical event for the fruit industry

Wed, 17 July 2019
9:00am – 5:00pm

New Road, East Malling, Kent, ME19 6BJ

Talk to Us

Join us to learn more about this new growth initiative for collaborative research and innovation in Kent & Medway. We want to share with you what we have achieved so far and we want to listen to your ideas. This is your chance to inform and influence a unique opportunity to catalyse innovation and growth in the region.


Tue, 4 June 2019
4:00pm – 6:00pm

The Orchards
New Road
East Malling
ME19 6BJ


Wed, 5 June 2019
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Pembroke Building
University of Greenwich
Medway Campus
Gillingham, ME4 4TB


Thu, 6 June 2019
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Sibson Building
Kent Business School
Parkwood Road
Canterbury, CT2 7FS

Our scheduled events have now been delivered. A summary of what happened at them is available here.

Our Partners

"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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