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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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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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Calling for agritech innovators help to increase the uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers in developing countries

Article by Liliya Serazetdinova, KTN Agriculture is an important sector for many developing countries, both to drive economic development but also to support poverty reduction and boost food and nutrition security. Department for International Development (DFID) published last year the latest evidence and a conceptual framework to design agriculture policies and programmes ....
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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 , 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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Economist Technology Quarterly highlights role of technology in the future of agriculture

The Economist has recently published a “Technology Quarterly” report on The Future of Agriculture , looking at how technology could be used to make improvements in food production that will not just boost farmer’s profits, but may also help us feed the world without over-reaching our resources. The report pays particular attention to precision/smart farming technologies and...
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Bridging the gap between lab and land - Young Innovators' Forum at Cereals 2016

Could keeping wheat foliage green until the end of harvest boost yields? This is just one of the research projects to be discussed at a special event for young farmers and early career scientists at Cereals 2016. To bridge the gap between lab and land and stimulate mutually beneficial discussions, Agri-Tech East is focusing on ‘Generation Y’ (those born in the 80s and 90s) and has...
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Would you like to exhibit for free at the China Yangling Agricultural High-tech Fair?

The organisers of the China Yangling Agricultural High-tech Fair have offered  the UK 20 exhibition booths free of charge (3x3 m) for industrial and academic organisations. The exhibition has a total of 1700 booths, most of which are alreday sold out. If you think you might be interested please email simon.baty@ktn-uk.org by 23rd  May. Please note that this...
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Would you like to apply for a share of £100K from the 2016 Agri-Innovation Den?

Budding entrepreneurs are being invited to showcase their ideas for ground-breaking new technologies in a Dragon’s Den-style pitch for their share of £250,000, as part of a new initiative to discover the best innovators in the UK’s agriculture industry. Launched by Briefing Media Agriculture, the owners of publications including Farmers Guardian, in conjunction with The Co-operative...
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Three Centres for Agricultural Innovation to launch in 2016

Sam White, from the Agri-Tech strategy Team, gas published a blog  about the new Centres for Agricultural Innovation, which will be launched later in 2016. Read the full to learn more about: Centre for Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Centre (Agri-EPI) ...
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Opening the DEFRA treasure trove will create opportunities for new types of applications in agri-tech says expert advisor

3D visualisations of landscapes, real time data on water quality and levels, market data on stocks of cereals held on farms and usage of cereals by maltsters – these are just some of the diversity of data to be made available by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) in June 2016 creating potential for new business...
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GROW 2016: Agri-Tech East business plan competition offers mentoring

How do you turn a good idea into an early-stage business? GROW 2016 is the UK’s only agri-tech business plan competition, and aims to encourage people with an innovative concept to explore if it has the potential to become a new product or service. Dr Belinda Clarke, Director of Agri-Tech East, explains how the journey is as valuable as the destination: “Good businesses don’t...
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Is your Agri-Tech company interested in learning about Innovation Opportunities from Waste?

Is your Agri-Tech company interested in learning about Innovation Opportunities from Waste? This KTN and Innovate UK scoping workshop, being held on 14th January 2016 at the Studio in Manchester,  aims to identify innovation challenges or opportunities related to the recovery of valuable materials from wastes arising from industrial activity in the UK. The workshop...
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Invitation for Early Career Researchers to take part in a Agri-Innovation Workshop in Malaysia, 14-18 March

Agri-Innovation Workshop: Building resilience to climate change in Malaysia through innovative and sustainable agricultural technologies 14 – 18 March 2016, Malaysia This is a unique opportunity for Early Career Researchers, based in the UK or in Malaysia, to build new collaborations, enhance their research skills, profile their research, and add to their CV while developing...
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Agri-Tech East announces programme of Pollinator events for 2016

Agri-Tech East have announced the dates of their monthly "Pollinator" meetings for 2016, where growers, researchers, technologists and entrepreneurs can meet to discuss challenges and share new ideas. There is still time to book your place at their final event for 2015,  Christmas is Coming: An agri-tech wishlist for Santa  on  15 December, 2015 at the East of...
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Open data to boost farming and feed the world

Ambitious plans on how open data will revolutionise the farming industry, meeting the needs of a growing global population, were revealed on 2nd December 2015 by Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss. Speaking at an Open Data Institute (ODI) Futures event on agriculture, she encouraged farmers and the food industry to seize the opportunities offered by open data as our population grows...
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SciFi solutions to challenges in agriculture

The AHDB Smart Agriculture Conference focused on smart technology encompassing engineering, sensors, decision support systems and robotics. It brought together scientists, researchers and engineers across multiple disciplines to stimulate discussion about technological developments that could help to address the challenges in farming. One of the highlights was the keynote from Prof...
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Lobsters, scallops and whisky among £17.8M Agri-Tech projects

Pioneering projects to improve agriculture and food production at home and overseas, have been funded to the tune of £17.8M, under the latest round of the Government’s Agri-Tech Catalyst. Projects include one assessing the potential to commercialise the farming of lobsters, a proposal to cultivate scallops on ropes and a way of continuing to make whisky with UK wheat, by using a novel...
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Producers will be core to agenda at Agri-Tech East Conference "REAP", 11 Nov, Cambridge

Plant-microbe interactions, innovative disease monitoring, data visualisation and the opportunities for farm-based science are among the topicsto be  discussed at Agri-Tech East’s conference REAP on 11 November. Director Dr Belinda Clarke says that one of the wider benefits of the UK Agri-Tech Strategy and its related funding is the way that it has pushed agri-innovation higher up...
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Take part in an event for Agri-Tech Week on 9-15 November 2015

The 2015 Agri-Tech Week will focus on how a multi-disciplinary approach is addressing the challenges faced by the agri-food value chain.  There will be opportunities to visit new collaborative research facilities and meet potential partners from different spheres of industry and academia. Further information about the events listed below are available on the Agri-Tech East website...
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Discounted registration for KTN members at Agri-Tech Investment Summit, 2-4 Nov, Rothamsted and London

This year's World Agri-Tech Investment Summit, supported by KTN, will focus on accelerating the transition of technology from the lab to the field. An outstanding speaking faculty from global agribusinesses, VC investors and technology start-ups will meet in London from 2-4 November 2015 to uncover the most exciting innovations in agricultural technology and to forge the right...
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LEPs showcase British Agri-Tech companies at Milan Expo 2015

As part of the Milan Expo this summer, the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) network produced case studies of agri-tech firms operating in the UK to showcase British compnaies. Fullwood Ltd , a milking technology company,  have been developing innovative solutions to make dairy production faster, more reliable, and efficient. Kisanhub  are aggregating public big data...
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Industry leaders discuss UK's agri-tech future on UKTI's YouTube channel

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) have posted a number of interesting videos on their YouTube channel in which Agri-tech industry leaders talk about the UK’s agri-tech industry. Contributors include: Achim Dobermann of Rothamsted Research Chris Dunkley of Rothamsted Research Clive Blacker, UKTI’s precision agri-tech specialist Derek Scuffell of Syngenta ...
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Don't miss out on two multi-million funding schemes for Agriculture R&D

KTN's Agriculture Team would like to remind you about two multi-million funding schemes for Agriculture R&D which are currently open, with events and deadlines fast approaching.   £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst The £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst offers funding for collaborative projects, taking innovative ideas from any sector or discipline with the potential to benefit...
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Funding for Agri-Tech in the Eastern region

The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative , f unded by the Regional Growth Fund, supports the development of  the Agri-Tech industry located within Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Rutland, North Hertfordshire, Uttlesford, Norfolk or Suffolk. There are two main funds that businesses can apply for: Agri-Tech Growth Fund, which provides grants between £10,000 and...
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Find out about funding for Agri-Tech research projects with Malaysia - Newton Fund webinar, 27 July

Innovate UK, Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Malaysia Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) are to invest up to £14.4 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation in response to Malaysia's urbanisation challenges.    About the competition   The aim of the competition is to bring together...
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