The £70m ‘Agri-Tech Catalyst' funding scheme has been launched to help businesses and researchers develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the agricultural technology (‘agri-tech') sector.
See below for details of the sixth round of funding that is now open as part of this competition, and details of workshops which can help you find out more about the competition and meet partners for collaboration.
About the Competition
- primary crop and livestock production including aquaculture
- non-food uses of crops including ornamentals
- food security and nutrition challenges in international development
- addressing challenges in downstream food processing, provided the solution lies in primary production
Round 6: Agri-Tech Catalyst: innovation funding in developing countries
UK businesses and universities can apply for a share of £4 million to work with developing country partners on agri-tech innovations.
- a sustained reduction of poverty and hunger for smallholder farmers
- a sustainable intensification in developing country agriculture
- improvements in human health and diversity in diets and nutrition
- a positive impact on rural income and food security
- opportunities for trade in agricultural products
- £150,000 to £400,000 for early-stage technical feasibility studies
- up to £1.5 million for industrial research
- up to £800,000 for late-stage experimental development
Projects should last between one year and 18 months for early and late-stage and up to 3 years for industrial research projects.
All projects must be collaborative and include both a UK and eligible developing country partner.
You must register before noon on:
- 26 October 2016 for the expression of interest stage of the industrial research award category
- 25 January 2017 for the full-stage registration deadline for the early and late-stage awards
You must apply before noon on:
- 2 November 2016 for the expression of interest stage of the industrial research award category
- 1 February 2017 for the full-stage registration deadline for the early and late-stage awards
Find out more
- Recording of briefing webinar on 1 August 2016 (10:30-12:30)
- Presentations from consortia building event for potential applicants in London on 14 September 2016
- Competition page >>
The KTN Agri team have come up with their list of the top ten tips for you on being successful with your funding application - have you ticked them all?
David Telford from KTN outlines what makes a good Innovate UK (formly known as Technology Strategy Board) proposal and describes how the Knowledge Transfer Network can help.
Please feel free to contact us to discuss a potential application, including help in finding partners for collaboration - please do contact a member of the team whose details are shown HERE.
KTN's Agri-Food team held a consortia-building workshop to promote Round 6 of the Agri-Tech Catalyst Competition, designed to help businesses and researchers develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the Agri-Tech sector.
The aim of this workshop was to enable potential applicants to get a better understanding of the competition process, rules and scope, and meet potential partners.
2 September 2015, Edinburgh
KTN held this consortia-building workshop to enable potential applicants to get a better understanding of the competition process, rules and scope. The workshop was also designed to help with networking and consortia building, and offered a great opportunity for delegates to pitch their capabilities to potential collaborative partners. Representatives from Innovate UK and KTN staff were present to address any queries related to the competition.
Briefing & Consortia Building Workshop
12th May 2015, London
Click on the links below to find out more.
Consortia Building Event
24th Feb 2015, Birmingham
The KTN Agri-Food team held a networking event to promote Round 4 of the £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst, which is now open. The event went very well, with representation from a broad range of sectors. Click on the links below to find out more.
A new map showcases all the great projects that have been funded to date by the £70 million Agri-Tech Catalyst. The map allows you to filter all 77 projects by category (crops, livestock, precision agriculture, and aquaculture) and then click on a pin to find a description of each project and its partners.
Click on the image to view the map.