Why Join??


Becoming a member of Agri-Food Quest has great benefits such as:

  • Funded research opportunities (£5m over 5 years funded by Invest NI)
  • Networking and Collaboration with top universities
  • Conferences / Forum to disseminate research output
  • Opportunities for local, national and international fundings for research and innovation (H2020, IUK)
  • Competitive Advantage through innovation and research
  • Targeted research for export opportunities
  • Information hub
  • Access to world class R&D facilities and researchers
  • R&D tax credit opportunities
  • IP management advice
  • Access to leading edge technology, facilities and researchers

Membership Fees

Agri-Food Quest is opened to all agri-food businesses in Northern Ireland and to companies outside Northern Ireland that will contribute to the local economy. Membership fees are dependent on the size of the organisation who wishes to join as follows:

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are defined by the European Union (EU recommendation 2003/361) as follows:-

Company Category Employees Turnover or Balance Sheet Total
Medium-Sized < 250 ≤ € 50 m ≤ € 43 m
Small < 50 ≤ € 10 m ≤ € 10 m

Agri-Food Quest annual membership fees are payable in advance and are as follows:-

Company Category Annual Fee
Large £5000
Medium-Sized £2500
Small £500

Associate members will also be considered for membership that can bring expertise to industry or members.

How to Join

If you have any queries about Agri Food Quest, please contact us by clicking on one of the options below:

You can contact us by post via the following address:

Stephane Durand,
Agri Food Quest,
Northern Ireland Technology Centre,
Queen's University,
Cloreen Park,
You can contact Stephane Durand (Agri Food Quest Manager) via the following phone number:

+44 (0)28 9097 5657
+44 (0)77 9947 1254
You can contact Stephane Durand (Agri Food Quest Manager) with any queries via the following email address:


If you come across any technical faults with the website, or can suggest improvements, you can contact Jonathan Gray (Website Administrator) via the following address: