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Farming Innovation Programme: Large R&D partnerships Round 3

Funding Available: £7.8 million

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

Opening date: 15.01.2024 End date: 13.03.2024

Grant Information

This grant is organised by Innovate UK. 

The aim of this competition is to:

  • fund industrial research and experimental development projects that will address major on-farm or immediate post farmgate challenges or opportunities
  • drive the development and demonstration of commercially relevant solutions with the potential to substantially improve overall productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability
  • support the development of scalable solutions that can be taken up widely, be integrated into existing production systems, and have widespread impact
  • accelerate research development of new solutions by actively engaging collaboration between the agri-food sector and wider UK research community in the innovation process

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

Your project must address a significant industry challenge or opportunity in at least one of the industry subsectors below:

  • livestock
  • plants
  • novel food production systems
  • bioeconomy and agroforestry

It is a collaborative grant, so you must partner with another UK-registered business. 

This funding is part of Defra’s Farming Innovation Programme, which is a partnership with UKRI’s Transforming Food Production Challenge and delivered by Innovate UK.

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