• BBSRC: UK-India Newton-Bhabha Fund joint call on pulses and oilseeds

    BBSRC and India’s Department of Biotechnology (DBT) will shortly open a UK-India Newton-Bhabha Fund joint call for applications to a new initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to address biological constraints on the production in India of pulses and oilseeds grown for food or animal feed. The aim of the call is to use genomic approaches to accelerate varietal improvement by understanding and exploiting traits to enhance yield potential, increase tolerance to climatic stresses or poor-quality soils, or counter pests or diseases.

    BBSRC and DBT wish to encourage a small number of larger-scale multi-institutional collaborative applications between UK and Indian researchers to undertake high quality three-year projects aimed at increasing the productivity, resilience, sustainability or quality of the target crops in India. Where necessary, the funders will support the development of new genomic and associated bioinformatic resources, but existing resources should also be used where relevant, particularly for comparative studies.

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  • Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument 2016-2017

    Budget Information: Up to 10% of the annual budget will be used for phase 1 funding and at least 87% of the annual budget for phase 2 funding. At least…

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  • European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) Growth Programme

    Nearly £10million of European funding is now available for rural businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk. Calls for applications for the latest round of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development…

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  • Innovate UK funding competitions

    Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency. It works with people, companies and partner organisations to find and drive the science and technology innovations that will grow the UK economy. Businesses…

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  • The Agri-Innovation Venture Capital Fund

    The Agri-Innovation Venture Capital Fund was launched in 2014 as a co-investment pot in response to the recognised need for investment into early and medium stage agri-tech enterprises in the…

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  • Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative

    The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative provides grants of between £10,000 and £150,000 to businesses based in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk, Suffolk, Rutland, North Hertfordshire, or Uttlesford. The funding has been provided…

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  • Agri-Tech Catalyst

    The vision of the Government’s new UK strategy for agricultural technologies is to make the UK a world leader in agricultural technology, innovation and sustainability. To achieve this, the Government is investing…

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  • Rainbow Seed Fund

    The Rainbow Seed Fund is a £24m, early-stage venture capital fund dedicated to kick-starting promising technology companies developed at some of the UK’s largest publicly-funded research facilities, in the rapidly…

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  • Resilience of the UK food system in a global context

    The Global Food Security (GFS) programme is pleased to launch a new five-year interdisciplinary programme of research. The programme has been co-designed by BBSRC, ESRC, NERC, Defra, FSA and the…

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