Jake Norman-Head of Innovation, OAL

  • Jake Norman started working at OAL after graduating from the University of Bristol with a degree in Economics & Management. Having previously worked for Deloitte in both Audit and Consultancy streams, he recognised that he could make the biggest impact in an innovative SME.


    Passionate about improving food, Jake has been heavily involved with OAL’s £4.5million of UK government funded Innovate UK projects seeking to improve the cooking (steam infusion) and cooling of food products (cryogenic cooling). Their latest innovation is APRIL, a robotic chef that links technologies to disrupt the way we manufacture food.

    Title: Why will robots make your food?


    Discover why robots are migrating from the packaging line to change the way we handle and process raw ingredients into finished products. Learn about cutting-edge research into how robotics, artificial intelligence, big data and new processing tech can help you tackle productivity, food safety and traceability in your food factory.


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