The deadline for this competition has been extended. You must now register before midday on 13 September 2017. You must apply before midday on 20 September 2017.
Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are investing up to £8 million (£4 million each) in projects that use cutting-edge technologies to solve agricultural challenges in China.
Projects should address challenges related to agricultural technologies in one or more of these 3 sectors:
precision agriculture, agriculture digitisation and decision management tools
improving the efficiency of sustainable agricultural production
agricultural products processing
We expect projects to range in size from total projects costs of £1 million to £2 million. The total project grant must not exceed £1 million per project in the UK. Projects should last up to 3 years.
For a project to be eligible for this competition it will need to include one UK business and one UK higher education institute or research council institute eligible for BBSRC funding. You will also need to partner with one Chinese business and one academic institution. Either a business or a research organisation can lead the project in the UK.
The competition opens on 5 June 2017.
We are expecting projects to commence in early 2018.