UK registered businesses can apply for a share of £8 million for large R&D partnership projects, from the industry-led R&D Partnerships Fund, a part of the Farming Innovation Programme.
Programme: Innovate UK
Award: Share of up to £8 million
Opens: 30th Mar 2022
Closes: 29th Jun 2022
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) will work with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), to invest up to £8 million in innovation projects.
This funding is part of Defra’s Farming Innovation Programme which is delivered in partnership with UKRI’s Transforming Food Production Challenge.
The scope of this competition is to fund industrial research and experimental development projects that will address major on-farm or immediate post farmgate challenges or opportunities.
Your solutions or project outputs must significantly improve:
Businesses within a supply chain, are encouraged to come together as a partnership to solve major challenges or opportunities.
Your proposal must be able to demonstrate how the project will:
Your project must address a significant industry challenge or opportunity in at least one of the industry subsectors below:
Innovate UK are not funding projects that:
Your project must:
To lead a project, your organisation must:
To collaborate with the lead, your organisation must be a UK business of any size or a UK registered:
The lead and at least one other organisation must claim funding by entering their costs during the application.
Defra and UKRI’s Transforming Food Production Challenge have allocated up to £8 million to fund innovation projects in this competition.
If the majority of your organisation’s work on the project is commercial or economic, your funding request must not exceed the limits below. These limits apply even if your organisation normally acts non-economically.
For industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
For experimental development projects which are nearer to market, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of:
The research organisations undertaking non-economic activity as part of the project can share up to 30% of the total eligible project costs. If your consortium contains more than one research organisation undertaking non-economic activity, this maximum is shared between them.
Book an appointment to speak to one of our advisors to discuss your eligibility to apply for this Grant Funding opportunity.