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Agri-food R&D funding: New funding available, & projects recently funded

Please read on below to find out more about some new funding competitions now open, and which projects have been funded in some recent competitions.   NEW FUNDING COMPETITONS ...

£16.5m Funding for Crop and Livestock Disease Projects & Workshop, 6th May

As part of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform (SAF-IP), the Technology Strategy Board and partners are about to launch a new  £16.5M funding competition  in the...

New Funding Competition “Seeing more than before - emerging imaging technologies”

The Technology Strategy Board is investing up to £1.25m in  feasibility studies to bring emerging imaging technologies closer to commercial use .  This competition will support...

NCPF Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Interest Group

Please see the post below from Pascale Bodevin of Ursula Agriculture regaring the development of an Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Interest Group . For more details, please contact Pascale...

£70m Agri-Tech catalyst funding – New funding round & workshops

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...

£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...

“Fenceless” fencing solutions – SBRI funding competition

SBRI funding is available for innovative measures to control livestock access around watercourses and riparian zones to reduce the impact of agriculture. The small business research initiative...

Farming by satellite competition

"With cash prizes totalling EUR 13 000 and a wider geographical scope for entries, the second edition of the Farming by Satellite Competition is now open for submissions. The aim of the...

Want to know more about Precision Farming?

Why not have a flick through the latest ESPKTN magazine (produced by the ESPKTN in conjunction with the BioSciences KTN) on Precision Farming . To find out how robots and other...

Precision Livestock Workshops

As part of their "Precision Livestock Initiative", the RASE are organising a series of events showcasing the latest technologies and innovations in livestock farming. Please see the following...

£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...

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...

Large Scale Livestock Production Conference, 23-24 May – early bird registration ends 10th May

REGISTER NOW! Please note that the discounted “ early bird” registration rate ends on May 10 th .   Conference: “Does big mean bad? The science...

Conference: Does big mean bad? Looking at the science behind large-scale livestock production

We would like to alert you to the following event. Registration is now open , and please note that discounts are available for people who register early .   WHAT: 'Does...

TSB webinar briefing for £8.75m competition “Measurement technologies for agri-food systems” – March 22nd, register now

The Technology Strategy Board together with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), and the Scottish...

Radio broadcast on using satellites to get the best crop yields.

Yesterday (25 Feb 2013), BBC Radio Five Live had a feature on how arable farmers are using satellites to get the best crop yields, as part of a week-long series on the future of food...

£8.75M funding available in the new SAF-IP ‘Measurement technologies for agri-food systems' competition

Open date: 18 March 2013 | Submission deadline: 01 May 2013 The Technology Strategy Board together with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), the Biotechnology and...

Will Precision Farming Change The Face of UK Agriculture?

RuSource , the rural information network, has produced a briefing paper taken from Jake Freestone’s presentation at this year’s Oxford Farming Conference, “Will Precision...

New Funding competition in “Phenotyping and Trait Measurement”, & Workshop (24th January, Edinburgh)

As part of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform (SAF-IP), a funding competition for collaborative R&D projects in the area of “ Phenotyping and Trait...

Webinar recording now available

For those of you who would like to listen again to the webinar, or is you couldn't make it, please click here to listen to the unedited webinar from the 17th December 2012.
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Feedback from e-Agri Landscape Event, "Preparing the way for Europe", 20th-21st July 2011

As promised from the Landscaping event, the findings from 5 of the 6 breakout groups have now...

e-Agri workshop - a quick snapshot

On July 20 th and 21 st 2011 the e-Agri workshop, “Preparing the way for...

Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) technique under development for aggressive pigs

Aggression between pigs on finisher farms causes both physiological stress and physical...