Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Overview
As many of you will already have seen, there is an emphasis on agrifood from government e.g. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/business-secretary-calls-for-new-tech-revolution-in-agriculture Watch out for details of the upcoming funding from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund by applying for wave 2 funding when calls open
Deadlines are yet to be announced.
The fund will go towards 4 areas to:
• create ‘Translation Hubs’ that bring together businesses, farmers and academics to collaborate on research projects
• support innovation accelerators to explore the potential of new technology and speed up commercialization
• launch a new research programme to identify and build on export opportunities overseas fund demonstrator projects that show how innovative agri-tech ideas can be applied in real-world settings
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