Bangor University secures further EU funding for new research hub

Monday August 13th, 2018

Bangor University will benefit from a further £2.8 million of EU funding for a new science and innovation hub to boost Wales’ shellfish industry, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford announced today (Monday August 13 2018).Government Opportunities

The EU funding will support scientific research and technology in establishing the university’s Shellfish Centre to help grow the industry in Wales.

It will support improvements to coastal water quality; the adoption of new technology and production methods and expansion into new markets – all priorities for Wales’ shellfish industry.

Based at the Marine Centre Wales, the Shellfish Centre will build on Bangor University’s excellence in coastal and marine sciences.

Over the next 3 years, around 20 businesses in Wales are expected to take part in scientific research programmes to support the growth of the shellfish industry in Wales.

The Finance Secretary said:

“EU-funded research is playing a vital role in maximising the expertise within our universities so Welsh businesses are at the forefront of science and technology.

This investment will drive business competitiveness leading to the development of a strong and sustainable shellfish industry in Wales.”

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