Project HELIX provides funded technical and commercial support for Welsh food and drink companies.
Companies have access to a range of short, medium and longer term support that is tailored to their needs.
Project HELIX delivers practical knowledge transfer activity, supporting Welsh food and drink companies to develop and reformulate innovative products from concept, design, development and manufacture, through to the consumer’s shopping basket.
Project HELIX works with Welsh companies to forensically analyse each step of the manufacturing process, identifying ways of introducing efficiencies across process controls, site design and systems development.
Project HELIX’s strategic approach enables food producers in Wales to benefit from best practice and industry intelligence from across the world. For example, companies can receive help to achieve third party certification such as BRCGS and SALSA which open up new markets for their products.
Project HELIX is delivered by Food Innovation Wales, which is based at three food centres across Wales:
- Food Centre Wales, based in Ceredigion, Mid-West Wales
- Food Technology Centre, based at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, North Wales
- ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre, based at Cardiff Metropolitan University, South Wales
Project HELIX is supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union.