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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...

Register now for £15M Health & Life Sciences Competition Briefing

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects addressing technical or commercial challenges relevant to the health and life sciences sector that will lead to increased UK SME...

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...

Opportunity to take part in FRUIT ATTRACTION 2016 in Madrid

UKTI Madrid and the Science and Innovation Network have been offered an exciting opportunity to take part in Fruit Attraction in Madrid.  They are now looking for British companies and...

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...

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 ,...

GFS funding for Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context

The UK’s main public funders of food-related research and training are working together through the  Global Food Security (GFS) programme to meet the challenge of providing the...

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...

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...

Creating a step-change in dairy cattle innovation through collaboration

A new KTN success story  highlights one of the many ways that KTN helps to drive innovation for UK businesses - by facilitating new connections and collaborations between different...

£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 . ...

£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...

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...

Online training from the Sustainable and Efficient Food Production ATP

The Sustainable and Efficient Food Production  Advanced Training Partnership (ATP-Pasture) has announced the latest round of modules in its  online training courses, starting...

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...

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...
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