Defra Farming Innovation Programme Small R&D Partnership Projects - round 3
Funding Available: £9.8million
Who is eligible to apply: UK registered business of any size
Opening date: 14.08.2023 End date: 25.10.2023
Your project must benefit farmers, growers or foresters in England and have a total project cost of between £1 million and £3 million.
You must collaborate with another partner. Projects need to start by 1 June 2024 and last up to 36 months.
The aim of this competition is to:
- Develop solutions with the potential to improve overall productivity, sustainability, and resilience and move existing agricultural sectors to net zero
- ensure solutions have positive outputs for farmers, growers or foresters in commercially relevant situations
- develop new agricultural solutions, by collaboration through engagement with end users and the UK research community in the innovation process
- accelerate adoption by ensuring knowledge exchange with the wider sector and other stakeholders
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