AberInnovation offers world-leading facilities and expertise within the biotechnology, agri-tech, and food and drink sectors. Set amidst stunning scenery between the Cambrian Mountains and the Irish Sea, our new Innovation and Enterprise Campus provides an ideal environment for industrial and academic collaboration to flourish.
AberInnovation creates an environment where product development and business growth are frictionless, made possible by a strong community of world-leading experts and world-class businesses who share a common purpose in a common location at Aberystwyth University’s Gogerddan site, famous for agriculture and plant-breeding science.
Building on Aberystwyth University’s proud history and prestige in agriculture and bioscience research, as well as its close links with key industry partners, AberInnovation offers a range of state-of-the-art facilities to support innovative research and development. Facilities include a Biorefining Centre, Future Food Centre, Advanced Analysis Centre and Seed Biobank, supported by an Innovation Hub for training, co-working and conferences.
Of these custom-designed technical zones for collaborative R&D, the Future Food Centre provides facilities and expertise for the testing, validation and improvement of existing and novel materials as foods, including nutritional content, advanced compositional analysis, shelf life and consumer preferences. Sensory testing booths and a dedicated kitchen allow real-time responses to sensory properties of novel foods.
The Future Food Centre is supported by the first-floor Advanced Analysis Centre, offering bespoke facilities for supporting analytical needs and advanced compositional testing in bioprospecting, bioprocessing and fermentation process support.
R&D projects at AberInnovation address some of the most pressing challenges of our time, including climate change mitigation, food security and green energy. Successful innovation in these areas will play a critical role in fostering a sustainable, knowledge-based bioeconomy.