• Damon Butcher

Farming Innovation Programme – research starter pilot - EoI Round 2

Open


Summary:

Farming, growing or forestry businesses based in England can apply for a share of up to £1 million for feasibility projects. This is an expression of interest competition.


Open date: 23/05/2022

Close date: 06/07/2022

Max Funding: £39,200

Match Funding: 30%

Collaboration: Single or collaborative

Funding Type: Grant

Fund Provider(s): Innovate UK, UKRI, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Industries: Farming





 

Description:


The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) will work with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), to invest up to £1million in innovation projects.

The funding for this competition is part of Defra’s Farming Innovation Programme which is delivered in partnership with UKRI’s Transforming Food Production Challenge.


This is an expression of interest (EoI) competition. If your application is successful, you will be invited to apply to a full stage competition.


This two stage competition is designed to make funding accessible to a wider range of applicants. Applicants that are successful in the EoI stage will be able to access independent support to help them complete the full application stage. The full stage will open in August 2022.



The aim of this competition is to:



  • investigate early-stage solutions with the potential to substantially improve overall productivity, sustainability, resilience and move existing agricultural sectors to net zero

  • prioritise solutions that have positive outputs for farmers, growers or foresters in commercially relevant situations 

  • accelerate development of effective new agricultural solutions by working with end-users and collaborating with the 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.


In applying to this competition, you are entering into a competitive process. This competition closes at 11am UK time on the deadline stated.

Project cost details are not required at the EoI stage. At the full application stage your total project costs must be between £28,000 and £56,000.

 

Link: Competition overview - Farming Innovation Programme – research starter pilot - EoI Round 2 - Innovation Funding Service (apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk)

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