Food and Drink Businesses to Tuck into Technology

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Food and Drink Businesses to Tuck into Technology

Lincolnshire-based food and drink growers and producers will have the chance to try out state-of-the-art equipment which could help grow their business at the Lincoln Technology Hub.

Select Lincolnshire members will visit the hub on 26th February between 8am and 10am to try out the equipment for themselves and find out what other support is available to businesses through Lincolnshire County Council’s onlincolnshire project.
Based in the University of Lincoln’s Architecture Building, the hub is home to a range of technology including 3D printers and scanners, a laser cutter and vacuum forming and milling machines. Food and drink sector businesses could use it to create a number of different products including labels, cutlery and food display stands.
During the session, onlincolnshire’s digital experts will also be on hand to discuss the benefits of online technology such as social media and apps and they can help promote businesses to a wider audience. In addition, members will get the chance to find out more and ask questions about graphic design, branding, web design and marketing.
“This event is a must for any Select Lincolnshire member who wants to improve and grow their business. We have an amazing selection of technology in all of our five hubs across the county which is available to use for very little cost,” explained Cllr Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council.
“During the event there will be a demonstration on how to use the equipment, including using the laser cutter to create the Love Food Select Lincolnshire stamp, but no technical jargon – just simple, easy to understand demos to help Select Lincolnshire businesses to grow.
“The aim is to inform the county’s growers and producers about the new technology that’s now available and give them a chance to put it through its paces. However, it will also provide a valuable opportunity to network and learn from other business leaders in the area.” continued Colin.
The event is free of charge with 20 places available and refreshments on arrival and will be held in the Ground Floor Workshop in the Architecture Building at the University of Lincoln (LN6 7TS). To book call Freephone 0300 80 80 120 or email onlincolnshire@lincs-chamber.co.uk.
For more information about onlincolnshire, which is part-funded by the East Midlands European Regional Development Fund, please visit http://www.onlincolnshire.org or follow @Onlincolnshire on Twitter.