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Stimulating Innovation in the Agri-Food Sector

Supporting Agri-Food Businesses Across Yorkshire

Fera Science Voucher Scheme

Please Note - Due to our project coming to an end in March 2019, we are unable to accept any more voucher applications.


The SIAFS voucher scheme allows businesses to receive specific help through accessing Fera's facilities and specialist equipment. The vouchers are for £2k or £5k and are fully funded.

Fera Science Ltd specialise in Food Safety testing. Through our voucher scheme, you can access Fera's services with a voucher up the the value of £5k with no financial contribution. 

10K Vouchers

The SIAFS project is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting extension to the innovation voucher scheme. For larger pieces of work you can now apply for a voucher to cover an initial £10k feasibility study, which will be free of charge to your business. This will then lead to a follow-on £10k project that must be paid for by your business.


The new larger vouchers can be used for exactly the same services as the smaller £2k and £5k vouchers (Click here for more info). Recent examples of innovation voucher projects have included self-life studies, ‘free from’ testing, and nutritional analysis, but many other services are also available.

Contact Louise Byass - or Andrew Raby - to find out how this can help unlock the potential of your agri-food business today!

To apply, please register for SIAFS here. A Business Development Manager from Fera Science Ltd will then call you to discuss your business needs and to complete your application. 

The vouchers can be used for a range of testing services, including (but not limited to):

Alcohol Testing

Shelf-Life Testing

Food Packaging Analysis

Food Labelling Advice

Food Photography & Videography

Gluten Testing

Nutritional Testing

Colour & Bitterness of Beer

Sulphite Testing

Methanol Testing of Spirits

SALSA and HACCP advice

Allergen Management

Water activity of products

Speciation of Meat, Age of Meat, Quality of Meat

Authenticity Testing - Manuka Honey & Honey

Proficiency Testing

Gelatine Animal Origin Analysis

Detection of Chemical Contaminants (knowns & unknowns) in Food Stuffs

GIS, Remote Sensing and UAV Services

Plant Pathology and Disease Management

Insect Monitoring Service

Pest & Disease Diagnostic Service

OriGen 'Traceback' Service - Foodborne Pathogen Detection

‘Subscription to HorizonScan decision support tool – click here for further information’

For more information about Fera's Services please click here.


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