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The Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health Showcase

15 January 2015

ulster Located on the University’s Coleraine Campus, the Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) is the UK’s foremost nutrition research centre and one of the top three in Europe working to provide greater understanding of diet-related health issues across the population.

NICHE collaborates with a variety of external organisations and businesses to understand the relationship between diet and disease and the role of nutrition in the promotion of better health and well-being.

In recent years, food manufacturers have been quick to recognise the increased awareness by consumers of the role of diet in health promotion and disease prevention., NICHE’s Human Intervention Studies Unit performs rigorous scientific testing of potential health benefits associated with food products and dietary supplements including ‘Support for Health Claims’

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Ulster University is delighted to invite you to an Information/Networking event to showcase its world class NICHE facility and explore opportunities for future collaboration with businesses such as yours. There will be an opportunity to speak with experts within the NICHE research team and to tour the State-of-the-Art NICHE facilities.

Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from Ulster’s Business Development Team about a range programmes to support collaborative projects with businesses. These include:
Consultancy: access Ulster’s expertise and specialist facilities through direct consultancy
Innovation Vouchers: Provide free consultancy up to the value of £4,000/€5,000
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs:) Provide up to 60% government funding for partnerships with NI businesses
Fusion: Offers government support packages up to £44,250/€52,800 per project
Horizon 20/20: Main funding programme for research and innovation

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To assist us to further tailor our expertise to your requirements when registering you may wish to include a short description of the types of issues you are trying to address in your business.

If you have any further queries contact Amanda Fullerton, Business Development Manager, University of Ulster on 028 716 75236, 07967585254 or email

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