UK businesses and universities can apply for a share of £4 million to work with developing country partners on agri-tech innovations.
The aim of this competition is to increase the pace and scale of uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers in developing countries and to achieve:
- a sustained reduction of poverty and hunger for smallholder farmers
- a sustainable intensification in developing country agriculture
- improvements in human health and diversity in diets and nutrition
- a positive impact on rural income and food security
- opportunities for trade in agricultural products
We expect projects to range in size depending on the award category. Total project costs could be:
- £150,000 to £400,000 for early-stage technical feasibility studies
- up to £1.5 million for industrial research
- up to £800,000 for late-stage experimental development
Projects should last between one year and 18 months for early and late-stage and up to 3 years for industrial research projects.
All projects must be collaborative and include both a UK and eligible developing country partner.
This competition is run in 3 separate streams and as such, the guidance for applicants is slightly different for each stream. Please find attached to the competition notice, 3 guidance for applicant documents related to the 3 streams. Please make sure you follow the correct guidance.
The competition opens on 11 July 2016.
You must register before noon on:
- 26 October 2016 for the expression of interest stage of the industrial research award category
- 25 January 2017 for the full-stage registration deadline for the early and late-stage awards
You must apply before noon on:
- 2 November 2016 for the expression of interest stage of the industrial research award category
- 1 February 2017 for the full-stage registration deadline for the early and late-stage awards
Watch the briefing webinar from 1 August 2016
Attend the consortia building event for potential applicants in London on 14 September 2016
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