HELIX Knowledge Exchange Programme

​The HELIX Project has been developed by the Food Industry Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University, The Food Technology Centre at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai and Food Centre Wales at Horeb (Ceredigion County Council).

Find out more about the Helix Project and other programmes.

The HELIX Knowledge Exchange Programme (HKEP) is operated by the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre (FIC) at Cardiff Metropolitan University. HELIX Knowledge Exchange Programmes are a partnership between a Food and Drink Manufacturing and Processing Businesses (FDMPB) and the FIC. As part of the programme, an affiliate (often a graduate) is based within a FDMPB with the full support from the FIC, which may include support from academia.

There will be a maximum of 10 HELIX Knowledge Exchange Programmes available per year, including technical and sales and marketing roles.

Previously, ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre has run similar knowledge exchange programmes such as KITE. More details about the KITE programme and a series of case studies can be found here.

How to Apply

Please read the following Helix KEP Guidance Notes carefully as they explain how the application process for the EU funded HKEP will be operated and how to apply.

Companies must complete the application form contained within the Guidance Notesor alternatively, by completing an electronic submission form.

Companies may be invited to a scoping meeting to discuss the proposal in more depth prior to application approval. Scoping meetings are usually requested within 14 days of application.

Application Dates

Application deadline


Meetings with applicants by


Successful companies notified


Start date

Mid-Feb 2018 onwards