Lobster Pod Ltd were awarded an Interface Food and Drink Innovation Award in October 2014.
We were judged on how the innovative shellfish storage system would enhance supply chain efficiencies and the global opportunities for the new technology.
In collaboration with University of Stirling’s Institute of Aquaculture, Glasgow University’s School of Medicine, Veterinary and Life Science and D R Collins & Son we will conduct field trials to further enhance animal welfare and reduce transport costs. Interface were impressed by the game changing nature of our new technology and could see the positive impact this could have on both the shellfish and the operators worldwide.
Other winners included Insignia technologies Ltd based in Biocity who have developed a range of intelligent labelling indicators which can highlight the freshness of food. They are working with University of Strathclyde’s Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry. Agrico Ltd are working with Edinburgh Napier University’s Biofuel Research Centre on a project turning waste potatoes into chemicals and biofuels.
Interface Food & Drink promotes partnerships between businesses and academic institutions. Mara Seaweed, previous winner and fellow Scottish EDGE winner has now been awarded over £300,000 Innovate UK Agri-Tech catalyst to continue their collaboration with SAMS, part of the University of the Highlands and Islands.
The Lobster Pod project will be completed by September 2015 with initial results proving the benefits on shellfish health and reduced stress levels produced prior to the launch on 29th – 30th May at the Aberdeen Skipper Expo.