Queen Margaret University

At Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, our vision is to be a university of ideas and influence.We have widely recognised expertise in health & rehabilitation; sustainable business and creativity & culture

QMU's Scottish Centre for Food Development and Innovation (SCFDI) was established in response to demand from Scotland's food and drink industry for combined R&D and innovation space to support the sector in the rapidly expanding global functional and healthy food market Our mission is to be a national leader in knowledge exchange that addresses the fundamental relationships between food and health and the sustainability of the food chain in order to further the production of healthy, functional foods. Through our practical innovation support and creative business solutions can help businesses with:

  • New and innovative product development and analysis
  • Reformulation of existing products – for example healthier alternatives to fat, salt and sugar
  • Nutritional analysis, shelf life testing, consumer focus groups and taste panels

Exclusive offers to FDF members

We would like to offer FDF members a 20% reduction in the cost of conference/meeting room hire at the University. Members should use the discount code SFDF

More information


Miriam Smith

Email: Msmith3@qmu.ac.uk

Phone: 07872128 688

Last reviewed: 27 Oct 2017