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£4M awarded for new UK-Brazil joint projects in wheat research

A £4M investment between BBSRC and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) has been made to support collaborations between UK and Brazilian scientists in wheat research. ...

Salad days – tomatoes that last longer and still taste good

The tomato ( Solanum lycopersicum ) is one of the most valuable fruit crops in the world with an annual global value in excess of $50Bn. We eat so many they also play an important role in our...

Could a 3rd year physics student test or improve your product?

Lancaster University is offering an opportunity for businesses and organisations to take advantage of a team of highly-motivated and skilled undergraduates to work on specific projects at...

KTN's Professor Brian Hanley taking part in panel discussion on Tomorrow's Foods at Food Matters Live

KTN's  Professor Brian Hanley  will take part in a panel discussion on " Tomorrow’s foods: what will consumers accept? " at Food Matters Live in London, on 24th November 2016...

KTN's plant sector newsletter now available

The July 2016 edition of KTN's  Plant  Sector newsletter   is now available, full of all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news of relevance to the...

Check out the exciting programme of speakers and workshops at EFIB 2016

EFIB 2016 will provide 650+ delegates with insights from over 100 speakers around what success looks like so far in the biobased industry and what routes need to be taken to ensure future...

£9M call for Networks in Vector Borne Disease (VBD) Research

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) have pre-announced a £9M call for Networks in Vector Borne Disease (VBD) Research . ...

10 micrograms of vitamin D needed daily to help keep bones, teeth & muscles healthy

Public Health England ( PHE ) has advised the government that  everyone needs vitamin D equivalent to an average daily intake of 10 micrograms t o protect bone and muscle health . ...

£5M funding available to encourage innovative applications of robotics & autonomous systems

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest up to £5 million in innovation projects to stimulate new partnerships across robotics and...

SYSMIC - maths and computing techniques for biological research

SYSMIC is an online course in  interdisciplinary skills for  biologists - m aths and computing  techniques for  biological research. Learn to model...

Learn about British Council - CONACyT calls within the Newton Fund in Mexico

The British Council recently opened two calls in Mexico under the Newton Fund along with their Mexican partners CONACyT. The British Council's lead for the Newton Fund in Mexico, Liliana...

Agri-Tech Strategy Blog - Three things you need to know about the UK agri-tech sector

In the latest Agri-Tech Strategy Blog Akshay Paonaskar highlights three things you need to know about the agri-tech sector, namely: In 2013 the agri-tech sector contributed £14 billion...

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for UK Agriculture: Creating an Invisible Precision Farming Technology

The Satellite Applications Catapult has published a white paper on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for UK Agriculture: Creating an Invisible Precision Farming Technology. "This white...

3D Printing – Design Freedom & Material Choices

Article by Sarah Jacobs, KTN What do we know about 3D printing? 3D printing, also referred to as additive manufacturing, is revolutionizing many aspects of our lives — from replica...

Rushlight Awards 2016-17: Celebrating the latest clean technologies, innovations, initiatives and deployment projects

The Rushlight Awards support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations, initiatives and deployment projects for businesses and other organisations throughout UK, Ireland and...

£19.5M for quantum technologies - possible applications in agri-tech

Innovate UK and EPSRC will soon launch a £19.5 million competition to develop quantum technology prototypes or establish technical or market feasibility. Quantum technologies can have...

Register now for 'Agri-Food Innovation in Turkey' competition brokering day 25 July

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.5M for UK participants developing innovative solutions to challenges within the agri-food sector in Turkey.  Innovate UK is working with  TÜBİTAK ,...

£4M Agri-Tech Catalyst Round 6 now open

UK businesses and universities can apply for a share of £4 million to work with developing country partners on agri-tech innovations, through the latest round of funding from the Agri-Tech...

£16 million for new technologies to improve global food production and security

Twenty-four innovative agri-tech projects have today been awarded a share of £16 million funding through the latest round of the government’s Agri-Tech Catalyst to solve some of the world’s...

Smoking out blackgrass seeds

Blackgrass is a problem weed in UK agriculture, but a new technique may help farmers to combat its resistance to herbicides. Application of a smoke particle solution called 'smokewater' has been...
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