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Find out about funding for use of satellites in agriculture and food industries

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting an  event on 7th October in London to bring together leading Agriculture, Food and Space companies to improve understanding of the challenges...

Agri-Tech East to launch new Soil Health Special Interest Group

Microbial activity is more important in maintaining soil health and its natural fertility than previously thought and a new technique to visualise soil structure will be...

Business brokerage event on funding for water innovation (including agriculture), 1st October, Manchester

Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting a European Business Brokerage event for Horizon2020 funding for Water Innovation on  1st October 2015 in Manchester .  Focus...

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...

Northern Ireland Agri-Food Quest Competence Centre to improve international competitive position of NI Agri-food sector

Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister Jonathan Bell has announced the establishment of a £6.7million Northern Ireland Agri-Food Quest Competence Centre (AFQCC). Hosted at Queen’s...

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...

New map showcases projects funded by Agri-Tech Catalyst

The Agri-Tech Strategy team have launched a  new map  to showcase all  the great projects that have been funded to date by the £70 million Agri-Tech Catalyst. The ...

Funding Webinar on 8th Sept: Malaysia-UK Research and Innovation Bridges Competition

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...

New € 9 million research consortium to develop parasite vaccines

The PARAGONE project (vaccines for animal parasites), led by Moredun Research Institute, has  been awarded a  Horizon 2020  grant of just under 9 million euros to work on the...

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...

Future of Agriculture & Food: 16 page special report published in The Times

Raconteur' have recently published a 16-page special report entitled Future of Agriculture & Food  in The Times.   Published in association with the SAI Platform ...

Newton Fund Mexico/UK Collaborative Industrial R&D Competition - Agroindustry

Innovate UK and the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) are to invest up to £6 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation...

Adding a supplement to diet of dairy cows can reduce methane emissions by 30%

Recently published research has shown that adding a supplement to the diet of dairy cows can reduce methane emissions by 30%. The cows fed on the supplement, novel methane inhibitor...

USDA invests $27.6m in new animal production and health projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has announced more than $27.6 million in funding for projects that will boost food security through...

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. ...

Sign up for workshops and distance learning with the Sustainable and Efficient Food Production ATP

The Advanced Training Partnership in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production ( Pasture ATP ) offers postgraduate training through workshops and distance learning. Forthcoming distance...

Funding Enlightened Agriculture (FEA) launches "Just Growth" funding programme

Funding Enlightened Agriculture (FEA) is a collaboration of funders, social entrepreneurs, social investors, investment and business development advisers, and food and farming experts. ...

£4.7M for science to benefit British farming

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) along with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and 12 industry partners are to fund six research projects to...

Major investment in research to boost Canadian agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture

The world’s increasing population, the corresponding growing demand for food, and climate variability will have profound impacts on the productive capacity of both oceans and agricultural lands....

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,...
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Find out more about funding for Food and Agri-Tech at the Innovate UK Competition Roadshow in Cardiff, 1 Oct 2015

Innovate UK are holding a Agri-Food Competition Roadshow event in Cardiff on 1st October...

Food Standards Agency call for expressions of interest in strategic areas of research

The Food Standards Agency is inviting expressions of interest for innovative research...

Just how clean is pre-washed spinach?

Have you ever wondered what the words triple-washed or pre-washed on a bag of baby spinach...

Stakeholder feedback requested for seafood traceability tool

Foof fraud, and traceability through the food chain, have become issues of public concern over...

Catch up on the latest food sector news, funding and events

We have just published the latest edition of our  Food Sector Newsletter , so if you...

Event: Early Career Researchers in Food

Are you an early career scientist (MSc or PhD student or in 1st post-doc) carrying out...

Invitation to agri-food consortia-building workshops for forthcoming Innovate UK competition, 15th and 17th September

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are organising two free consortia-building workshops...

Lack of knowledge on animal disease leaves humans at risk

Researchers from the University of Sydney have painted the most detailed picture to date of...

Researchers discover simple solution to worrying levels of arsenic in our rice

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have made a breakthrough in discovering how to lower...

New Designers 2015 reveals how new material thinking can help prevent food waste

It is obvious that product design necessarily relies on the use of materials. But making...