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Sensors in Agriculture event report

23 rd February 2016, Birmingham The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) held this event to bring together innovators from the agriculture and sensors communities. The aim was to learn about the current challenges facing the agriculture communities and identify innovation opportunities where sensors could contribute solutions to these challenges. With the ever-increasing demand for...
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Two new funding competitions for Agriculture and Food - Invitation to Consortia Building Events

The Food and Agriculture Teams of the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are hosting free consortia building workshops to promote two Innovate UK collaborative R&D funding calls. Optimising Food Composition - 15 Sep 2015 in Birmingham and 17 Sep 2015 in Manchester Satellites for Food - 7 Oct 2015 in London The aim of these workshops is to enable potential...
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Would you like to find out how maths can help address challenges in agriculture?

Mathematics in Agriculture Workshop 29th April, Harper Adams University The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) would like to invite you to a free KTN event titled " Mathematics in Agriculture ”, that will be held on 29th April at Harper Adams University in Newport, Shropshire. Why should I attend this event? This workshop will link up the agriculture and...
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High-value products from farming waste: meeting for researchers, farmers & industry in York, June 3rd

High-value products from agricultural waste -  BioVale breakfast meeting 8.00-9.30am, Wednesday, 3rd June King’s Manor, Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EP This meeting will explore new opportunities for extracting high-value products from crop residues and crop processing waste.  Come and share the latest developments and success stories and discuss the...
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£70m Agri-Tech Catalyst Funding

The  £70m funding scheme called ‘ Agri-Tech Catalyst ’ was set up to help businesses and researchers develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the agricultural technology (‘agri-tech') sector.  See below for a new round of funding  that is now open  as part of this competition , and the output of  w orkshops that can help you find out more...
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PACE-Net Plus Conference and Think Tank, 9-11 Sep, Bremen

The Pacific-Europe Network for Science, Technology and Innovation (PACE-Net) is   funded by the European Commission to further bi-regional science, technology and innovation ( ST&I ) cooperation between the South Pacific island nations and the European Union. At the Bremen PACE-Net Plus Conference on 9-11 September in Bremen, selected participants will identify priority areas...
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Agri-food training courses in March 2014

The Advanced Training Partnership for Sustainable and Efficient Food Production is offering several training courses in March 2014: Agriculture and Society  - looks at the ever-changing dynamics between producers and consumers - 6 th & 7 th March at Bangor University http://www.atp-pasture.org.uk/en/calendar/agriculture-and-society-workshop ...
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£70m Agri-Tech catalyst funding – Register for workshops to find out more

A new   £70m   funding scheme called ‘ Agri-Tech Catalyst ’ has been launched, to help businesses and researchers develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the agricultural technology (‘agri-tech') sector.  See below for a   new round of funding  that is now open  as part of this competition , and some  workshops   where you can...
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£70m Agri-Tech Catalyst Competition

Do you have an idea for a collaborative project which could improve the agri-tech sector?   Accelerate your idea towards commercialisation with phased funding from Agri-Tech Catalyst...   Background   The Government is supporting the commercialisation of UK Agricultural Innovation with a £60m investment through the Technology Strategy Board and BBSRC,...
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ERANET+ call on climate smart agriculture

Application deadline: 2 December 2013 BBSRC is contribututing to a joint call for European research projects under the umbrella of the Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI), with an indicative total available budget of the call amounts to €19M.   FACCE-JPI brings together 21 countries who are...
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Defra "Sustainable Intensification Research Platform" - Call for tenders

Defra have recently been scoping out the potential for the development of a "Sustainable Intensification Research Platform". For some background information, please see here:  https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/218814/Sust-Int-platform-working-paper8.pdf   Following on from this, 3 tenders for the Defra Sustainable Intensification...
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EIP "Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability": New call for Focus Groups' experts launched

The European Innovation Partnership "Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability" (EIP-AGRI) aims to provide a working interface for innovation actors, including farmers, advisors, agri-business, civil society, and researchers, working at EU, national and regional level.   The partnership aims to act as a catalyst for innovation-related actions to foster enhanced productivity...
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Gates Foundation Grant Opportunities

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and its funding partners in the Grand Challenges family of grant programs are inviting innovators to apply for several new grant opportunities.   Some of these are shown below, with those of particular relevance to Agriculture and Food shown in bold , below:     1) Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to...
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£8m invested in 13 new Agri-food projects

Earlier in 2013, the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform held a competition for collaborative R&D projects in the area of “Measurement technologies for agri-food systems”.   Details of the 13 projects funded as part of this competition can be found here: ...
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New £4m funding, including agri-food projects - 'Solving business problems with environmental data'

The Technology Strategy Board and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) are to invest up to £4m in feasibility studies which use environmental data to develop new solutions to business problems.   The funding is to support solutions and services that offer specific commercial benefits and/or limit business risks and increase resilience by integrating environmental...
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Event "Use of Technology in Dairy Farming", 25 June, Liverpool

RASE are organising this event to enable attendees to look at new and innovative technologies being used in dairy farming to aid cow management and improve cow health and welfare.   The event will be held at Woodpark, a working dairy farm covering 200 acres at the University of Liverpool’s Leahurst campus. The closed dairy herd runs 185 milking cows plus calves....
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AHDB call for applications for Postgraduate Studentship projects

For full details, please visit the following page of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) website - and the text below was also taken from this website: http://www.ahdb.org.uk/vacancies/PhDStudentships.aspx   Applications are now being sought from universities and research institutes for the AHDB studentship programme for projects starting in...
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"Populus Award 2012" available for funding of novel population sequencing studies

The Populus Award 2012 offers financial and expert practical support for the completion of a multi-sample gene sequencing project using Population Genetics’ proprietary technologies. Cambridge based Population Genetics Technologies Ltd., a company dedicated to the development of innovative approaches for genetic analyses and biomarker discovery, launched on 15 October the Populus...
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BPEX publishes R&D tenders

BPEX, the division of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board that represents English pig levy payers, has today published a series of tenders for R&D. The BPEX Research and Development programme consists of both applied and strategic research with the balance between the two varying according to topic. The main priority is near-market research where outcomes can be...
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European Leaders say: "Europe needs Biotech"

Europe needs new technologies to respond to food production issues. "Until Europe unlocks the potential of new technologies farmers will be unable to play their part in meeting the challenges facing food production," said Dr. Julian Little, Chair of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council.   Dr Andrea Graham from the National Farmers Union (NFU) added: ...
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Crop Defence for Food and Feed Security

The Interest Group in Crop Defence for Food and Feed Security is being taken forward by the Plants & Crops sector of the Biosciences KTN, with objectives to address some of the technical challenges posed by the withdrawal of crop protection agents, notably those relating to resistance management and food safety issues. This poses a major challenge to realising crop yield potential...
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The KEY for rice improvement has been forged

6.5 million of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) had been generated to finely resolve the domestication history of rice in Asia. These SNPs had been generated after resequencing 50 accessions and wild rice. The use of these high-quality dense markers would be valuable for breeding and for identifying agronomically important genes. If you would like to know more click here: ...
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CEUKF and Farming Futures Event on 21-22 November: Working together to sustain the UK's domestic food supply chain

Working together to sustain the UK's domestic food supply chain When? 21 - 22 November 2011 Where? Chesford Grange, Chesford Bridge, Kenilworth, Warwick, CV8 2LD This non-profit event is organised by the Centre of Excellence for UK Farming (CEUKF) and Farming Futures for the benefit of the community, working together to secure a sustainable supply of UK-produced food. ...
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Can we feed 7 billion people?

Yes we can, seems to be the message from this optimistic article in the Huffington Post from Sir Gordon Conway . Sir Gordan argues that we will need to use "all the technologies we can lay our hands on" to achieve a "doubling of food production by 2050", but quite rightly stresses "there is no magic bullet". Sometimes GM is presented as...
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Technology-Inspired Innovation CR&D call workshops! 4 days left to register to the Leeds event / 11 days to Stirling! Do not miss this opport

The Technology Strategy Board has launched a new collaborative R&D funding call for Technology-Inspired innovation , where business-led consortia are being invited to compete for a share of nearly £18 million . The Biosciences technology area includes ‘omics, industrial & medical biotechnology, and agriculture & food. For further information and the competition...
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£70m Agri-Tech Catalyst Funding

The  £70m funding scheme called ‘ Agri-Tech Catalyst ’ was set up to help businesses and...

Sensors in Agriculture event report

23 rd February 2016, Birmingham The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) held this event to...

Three new publications on "How the agriculture and food industry profits from innovation" now available

The Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) Plant Sector is developing a series of...