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Maker space facilities

Support provided by Digital Dairy Chain

What does this involve?

The Digital Dairy Chain's maker space facilities offer producers, large or small, a place to develop new dairy products or move into commercial scale production.

The 2 maker spaces in Cumbria and Ayrshire can be used for the development of any dairy-based food and drink products.

Products should ideally focus on novelty, health benefits or an opportunity for import substitution – for example, fermented products such as kefir, dairy desserts and non-UK cheeses such as halloumi and feta.

There will also be advisory support available through the maker space programme for farm-based businesses that want to diversify into producer-processor activity.

Am I eligible?

Yes, if you are located or operate in Cumbria or south and west Scotland.

The maker spaces will be available to all local dairy or dairy-based food or drink producers, from small scale-up businesses to larger organisations looking to undertake new product development outside their own premises.

The maker space facilities are available for the creation of new dairy products or new dairy-based food and drink only.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Individuals or businesses looking to create new dairy products or new dairy-based food and drink.

How long does this take?

The maker space can be available for varying lengths of time, depending on your needs. You can discuss this with the Maker Space Co-ordinator.

Next steps

Visit the Digital Dairy Chain website for more information and to contact the Maker Space Coordinator.

Support provided by Digital Dairy Chain