The UK food and drink industry is operating in an increasingly global context and to stay competitive it must be constantly innovating. The FDF provides a hub where innovative ideas can come alive. Whether the driver is health and wellness, sustainability or something else, the FDF can be central to your ambitions.

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Automation and manufacturing technology

Automation is likely to be a key development in food manufacturing as part of the need to increase efficiency and productivity.

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Funding

The FDF maintains close ties to funding bodies, as well as researchers and businesses with specialist knowledge in various innovation areas.

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Low carbon technology

As the UK embraces Net Zero Carbon targets, low carbon technology will be an important area for development.

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Pre-competitive research priorities

Topics of shared interest to the food and drink sector that underpin progress towards key societal issues can be supported by pre-competitive research which we aim to identify with FDF members.

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Resource efficiency

Doing more with less, has long been a focus for our sector but this will be even more of a priority going forward, and supports FDF's Ambition 2025.

Innovation news

Next Welsh Government must support growth of vital food and drink industry

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Cymru and the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) have today launched what it sees as the key priorities for the next Welsh Government.

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The Food and Drink Federation publishes shortlist for the FDF Awards 2020

The FDF has announced the shortlist for the Food and Drink Federation Awards 2020, which takes place virtually on Wednesday 3 February 2021.

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Report: A recipe for growth, prosperity and sustainability

05 May 2020

This is our shared plan for governments to work in partnership with the UK’s food and drink industry to ensure it continues to lead the world and meet the needs of UK consumers and shoppers.

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