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Farming Futures: automation and robotics, experimental development

Funding Available: Share of up to £12.5million

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Who is eligible to apply: A UK registered business of any size

Opening date: 09.01.2023 End date: 15.03.2023

Grant Information

The aim of this competition is to fund collaborative development projects with ambitious solutions for robotics and automation in agriculture and horticulture to:

  • support specific recommendations for automation innovation funding from recent Defra reviews and the Government Food Strategy
  • address key issues affecting the sector, where automation and robotics can mitigate labour challenges and increase productivity.

Your proposal must be able to demonstrate how the project will benefit farmers or growers in England.

This competition has two strands. This strand;

Strand 2 - Farming Futures: automation and robotics experimental development; accelerating the deployment and uptake of innovation for robotics and automation in agriculture and horticulture that is almost at commercial stage.

The grant is provided by the Farming Futures R&D Fund and run by Defra. Full details on gov.uk. 

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