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New funding to tackle antimicrobial resistance: behaviour within and beyond the healthcare setting

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) are inviting applications for cross disciplinary proposals on the topic of behaviour relating to...
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£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 applications in agri-food - for example the use of quantum imaging to identify problems with crops or food, quantum sensors to remotely measure soil quality, or quantum devices to protect supply...
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British Beet Research Organisation launches 2016 research call

The British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO) has launched its 2016 research call. Areas of interest to BBRO include ongoing challenges such as further reductions in the availability of active ingredients due to changes in regulation, resistance in pests, diseases and weeds or the increasing battle to identify novel products for their control. "The BBRO invites interested parties to...
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Funding available from Agri-Tech in China: Newton Network+

Please note, this is a revised programme and replaces the previous announcement.   Overview Agritech in China: Newton Network+ (ATCNN) The ATCNN is funded by the UK government through the Newton Fund, which has been setup to strengthen research and commercial partnerships between the UK & China.  The ATCNN seeks to apply the UK’s expertise in enabling...
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KTN launches new tool to map organisations and funders within the UK agri-food landscape

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has launched a new tool, the  agri-food UK landscape , to highlight funding and support for innovation in the UK's agri-food sector.   Agri-Food Landscape Portal This tool aims to provide a high-level visual, dynamic representation of the makeup of organisations and funders within the UK Agri-Food Landscape. The Agri-Food...
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Learn about the latest findings in crop research - SCI & KTN workshop, 20 October, London

SCI’s AgriSciences Group and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are holding a conference on " New Frontiers in Crop Research " on Thursday 20th October 2016 in London. This conference will provide updates in many exciting areas of crop research, including projects underway within the BBSRC funded research-industry clubs. The event also aims to foster the interdisciplinary...
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Open innovation - Could you help Devro develop innovative technology solutions for food production?

The Scottish Enterprise Open Innovation platform harnesses the ideas, insights and experience of those who can help organisations do things better. They are working with 13 businesses and public sector organisations to create a series of innovation challenges which are open for Scottish businesses to respond to. They currently have 2 challenges: Challenge one: Devro:...
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Find out what's happening in Agri-Tech Week

Agri-Tech Week is taking place on 7-11 November, showcasing the best of innovation from the thriving Agri-Tech Cluster. Agri-Tech Week was established in 2014 by Agri-Tech East, the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association and the Suffolk Agricultural Association. The action-packed week features a range of events certain to stimulate debate and create new market opportunities....
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Speakers announced for KTN workshop on innovation in livestock buildings - Integration of multiple new technologies

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting a  workshop  on 27th October in Edinburgh to join up thinking in the initiation of livestock housing (re)design, incorporating as appropriate new advances in sensors, environmental control, biosecurity, lighting, hygiene, water, health, nutrition (including feeding systems), robotics, water supply and usage, retail planning, and...
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Crops for Human and Farmed Animal Nutrition

BBSRC is inviting researchers from a range of backgrounds to apply their expertise across the spectrum of underpinning to applied research in order to advance our understanding of how crops and/or crop-based food can have a positive health benefit for humans or farmed animals. It is important to deliver benefits to researchers, industrial partners and practitioners. Proposals should...
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Free Exhibition Booth in China 5th -9th November at the China Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Fair (CAF)

The British Embassy in China has a few exhibition booths remaining for the CAF which is held annually at the Yangling Agricultural Hi-Tech Industries Demonstration Zone, located near to the city of Xian. This event normally attracts around 1.5 million visitors and has over 1700 industry exhibitors and is the largest such event in China. This year some booths (3m x 3m) are being offered free...
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What are the megatrends in the agri-food industry and what challenges do they present?

What are the megatrends in the agri-food industry?  A growing and ageing population, consumer demand for healthy and fresh food, regulatory requirements, decreasing land availability, changing weather patterns and diseases, increasing utility costs and shrinking margins, demand for cheap food, volatile food price and uncertain margins, increasing meat consumption,...
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AHDB Beef & Lamb call for applications for postgraduate studentship projects for 2017

AHDB is seeking applications to its Beef and Lamb PhD studentship programme for projects starting in October 201 7 .   Specific terms relating to the call and all relevant documentation for submitting proposals can be found on the Beef and Lamb, and AHDB websites: http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/research/funding-opportunities/open-funding-opportunities/ ...
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Register now for UK-Turkey agri-food funding brokering event

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 , the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, to fund this competition, which they are running as part of the  Newton-Kâtip Çelebi Fund  programme.    ...
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Meet KTN's Dr Liliya Serazetdinova at New Scientist Live, 22 Sept, London

Dr Liliya Serazetdinova, Knowledge Transfer Manager at KTN, will be representing the Royal Society of Biology at their stand on 22nd September, during the New Scientist Live exhibition  as part of the ‘ Ask a biologist’ feature. Liliya will be talking about how robots can help us to grow our food. Standard tickets are £29 on the door – buy yours in advance for £14.50...
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Could a mathematical scientist solve your Agri-Food challenges?

In collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network, IMI is pleased to host the Agri-food Mathematical Science Study Group with Industry.   Background Agri-food is an important industry, with the UK agri-food supply chain contributing £97 bn to the economy in 2012. Major challenges face the sector: feeding a rising population, climate change and the need for sustainable...
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Learn about high value crop monitoring for potatoes in a Hivacrom webinar, 23 Sept

The Hivacrom team will be holding a webinar on Friday 23rd September 2016 (12:30-13:00) to introduce the range of the services including, potato canopy development profiles, meteorological reports, integration of user-developed processes, yield forecasts, tools to aid assessment of fields for rent or purchase, sharing services between growers and packers / processors Workshop topics ...
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How can innovation in livestock buildings improve productivity & profitability of livestock production?

Livestock housing systems, especially where livestock are intensively reared, have become increasingly important to the productivity and profitability of farm businesses.  Scientific and technological advances have greatly advanced our understanding of the animal's needs (e.g. nutrition, environment, social interaction), and this understanding must be coupled with the need to...
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Global Challenges Research Fund - call for evidence

The £1.5 billion Global Challenges Research Fund has been set up  to ensure UK science takes the lead in addressing the problems faced by developing countries, whilst developing our ability to deliver cutting-edge research. It is a BIS initiative which operates across a number of delivery partners, including the Research Councils, National Academies and HEFCE. They have have...
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£3M awarded to boost sustainable agriculture

Ten new interdisciplinary projects have today received a share of £3M to improve the sustainability of UK farming. The funding was awarded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) alongside 12 industry partners. The grants totalling £3.2M were funded in the second round...
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Do you have Agri-Food challenges which a mathematical scientist could help with?

Are you an SME working in the Agri-food Sector? Do you have data challenges? Modelling problems? Anything which could benefit from quantitative rigour? If so, you probably have challenges which a mathematical scientist could help you with! Would you like three-days FREE support? Read on...   In brief.... The Knowledge Transfer...
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£1.5M Newton Fund competition now open: Agri-food innovation in Turkey

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 , the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, to fund this competition, which they are running as part of the  Newton-Kâtip Çelebi Fund  programme. Find out...
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£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 .   About the funding This call forms part of BBSRC’s and MRC’s activities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and therefore requires Networks to address VBD challenges...
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£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 Catalyst . The Agri-Tech Catalyst will take innovative ideas from any sector or discipline. Ideas must show the potential to improve the sustainable intensification of agriculture. The...
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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 found to cause blackgrass seeds to germinate early, becoming vulnerable to certain herbicides which they would normally evade. Ten per cent of crops are lost due to weed growth - a statistic that...
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