Agritech Cornwall

Fund open for applications September 2017

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Agritech Cornwall 

Agri-tech Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly is a 3 year £10m project to increase Research Development and Innovation in the Agri-tech sector across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Agri-tech Cornwall supports businesses new to Research Development & Innovation (RDI), as well as businesses that have already invested in research.  To be eligible, businesses must be based, or be setting-up, in Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly, and have fewer than 250 employees and less than €50 million annual turnover.

The project is led by the Duchy College Rural Business School in partnership with the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth and Rothamsted Research, as well as the Cornwall Development Company.  Our role is to work with businesses to develop their RDI proposals and manage Innovation Grants of £2,500 to £50,000.  For larger projects the business may want to work on more collaborative research proposals with one or more of the project partners. 

Applicants must show the research supports growth, productivity or market development in ‘Agri-tech’ i.e. the sector providing innovative goods and services for the agriculture, horticulture and food sectors. The funding could go towards consultancy costs, feasibility studies or to commission specialist researchers.

Four principal research themes have been identified

• Maximising soil water and nutrient use efficiency for sustainable crop and livestock production

• Improving the productivity of speciality crop production

• Utilising technology to drive Agritech productivity and innovation.

• Animal health and welfare 

To learn more, and find out if you are eligible, please visit the Agritech website:



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