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Category

People and information exchange

Synopsis

The Technology Strategy Board, together with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Scottish Government, are to invest up to £16.5m in business pro...
The Technology Strategy Board, together with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Scottish Government, are to invest up to £16.5m in business projects to tackle challenges posed by crop and livestock diseases. Effective control of agricultural disease plays an essential role in realising the yield and market potential of crop and livestock production systems. This competition will stimulate innovative technologies and approaches that optimise yield and quality by targeting bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens. We will also support technologies that improve prediction, identification and detection of pathogens for better disease management and raw material quality as well as reduced losses during postharvest storage. Project proposals must be business-led and collaborative and are open to businesses of any size and research organisations. We are primarily seeking to fund industrial research, with a business partner attracting 50% public funding for their project costs (60% for SMEs). We expect most projects to range in size from £500k to £2m although we may consider projects outside this range. This collaborative R&D competition is a two-stage process and opens on 6 May 2014. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is at noon on 18 June 2014.
The Technology Strategy Board, together with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Scottish Government, are to invest up to £16.5m in business pro...

Deadline

18/06/2014

Funding Body

Technology Strategy Board

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The UK Strategy for Agricultural Technologies, published in July 2013, committed £90m to establish centres for agricultural innovation. The aim of this agri-tech strategy is to encourage businesses to develop, adapt and exploit new technologies. It ...
The UK Strategy for Agricultural Technologies, published in July 2013, committed £90m to establish centres for agricultural innovation. The aim of this agri-tech strategy is to encourage businesses to develop, adapt and exploit new technologies. It was agreed that the first centre would be for agricultural informatics and sustainability metrics. The Government will invest up to £10m of capital funding in the venture over five years, and we expect that this will be matched by up to £10m from industry. This world-class centre will benefit the whole agri-tech sector. It will become a repository for and a single point of access to relevant data sets, as well as being a centre of excellence for sustainability metrics and ‘big data' mining, integration and analysis. We envisage that the centre will be set up and operated by a single consortium of publicly and privately-funded organisations, and that small and medium-sized businesses will play an influential role.
The UK Strategy for Agricultural Technologies, published in July 2013, committed £90m to establish centres for agricultural innovation. The aim of this agri-tech strategy is to encourage businesses to develop, adapt and exploit new technologies. It ...

Deadline

18/06/2014

Funding Body

The Technology Strategy Board

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

The Technology Strategy Board, together with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Scottish Government, are to invest up to £16.5m in busi...
The Technology Strategy Board, together with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Scottish Government, are to invest up to £16.5m in business projects to tackle challenges posed by crop and livestock diseases.      Effective control of agricultural disease plays an essential role in realising the yield and market potential of crop and livestock production systems. This competition will stimulate innovative technologies and approaches that optimise yield and quality by targeting bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens.      We will also support technologies that improve prediction, identification and detection of pathogens for better disease management and raw material quality as well as reduced losses during postharvest storage.
The Technology Strategy Board, together with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Scottish Government, are to invest up to £16.5m in busi...

Deadline

18/06/2014

Funding Body

Technology Strategy Board/Defra/BBSRC/Scottish Gov

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

This annual award, which began in 2007, is organized and presented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan. Its purpose is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in ag...
This annual award, which began in 2007, is organized and presented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan. Its purpose is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and related industries in developing countries, which is promoted by Japan for the benefit of those countries. Up to three young researchers who have shown 1. outstanding performance in research and development, and 2. outstanding research achievements that will lead to future technological innovation   will be invited to Japan to attend the commendation ceremony this November and accept their awards and cash gifts (US$5,000 will be given per awardee).
This annual award, which began in 2007, is organized and presented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) of Japan. Its purpose is to increase motivation among young researchers contributing to research and development in ag...

Deadline

13/06/2014

Funding Body

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (M

Category

Knowledge exchange, commercialisation and development

Synopsis

The Agri-Tech Catalyst, run by the Technology Strategy Board and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, offers funding to innovative businesses and researchers to develop solutions to global agricultural challenges.

Deadline

11/06/2014

Funding Body

Technology Strategy Board

Category

Training

Synopsis

The British Council has re-opened the call for workshop proposals under the Researcher Links initiative. We are inviting Leading Researchers to propose themes for bilateral workshops to be held in one of the 18 partner countries (see below), ...
The British Council has re-opened the call for workshop proposals under the Researcher Links initiative. We are inviting Leading Researchers to propose themes for bilateral workshops to be held in one of the 18 partner countries (see below), which will bring together early-career researchers to discuss their research and start to build international relationships. Successful workshops will receive funding, and the applicants (Leading Researchers) will, with the exception of certain countries, be responsible for organising the workshop. Some countries have priority areas, and only themes within these will be considered.
The British Council has re-opened the call for workshop proposals under the Researcher Links initiative. We are inviting Leading Researchers to propose themes for bilateral workshops to be held in one of the 18 partner countries (see below), ...

Deadline

09/06/2014

Funding Body

The British Council

Category

Special initiative

Synopsis

This is the eighth call within ERA-Net Bioenergy (ERA-Bioenergy) for research projects addressing Integrated Biorefining.   BBSRC has allocated up to £3M to support this call. Pre-proposal application deadline: 28 April 2014. Full proposal ...
This is the eighth call within ERA-Net Bioenergy (ERA-Bioenergy) for research projects addressing Integrated Biorefining.   BBSRC has allocated up to £3M to support this call. Pre-proposal application deadline: 28 April 2014. Full proposal application deadline: 1 September 2014.
This is the eighth call within ERA-Net Bioenergy (ERA-Bioenergy) for research projects addressing Integrated Biorefining.   BBSRC has allocated up to £3M to support this call. Pre-proposal application deadline: 28 April 2014. Full proposal ...

Deadline

28/05/2014

Funding Body

BBSRC

Category

Synopsis

This new scheme offers financial support to individuals and organisations, to create and run pilot projects which take science to diverse audiences, and engage them with science in their own communities. The scheme aims to: reach audiences of ...
This new scheme offers financial support to individuals and organisations, to create and run pilot projects which take science to diverse audiences, and engage them with science in their own communities. The scheme aims to: reach audiences of all ages and from all walks of life that are currently under-served by existing activities and inform, inspire and involve them in science investigate and test new methods of engagement and participation. There will be 3 levels of project funding: up to £10,000, up to £20,000 and up to £40,000, depending on the size and difficulty of the project.The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has allocated up to £500,000 to this scheme during the financial year 2014 to 2015, and is expecting to fund between 20 and 25 projects. This will be the only call for this financial year.
This new scheme offers financial support to individuals and organisations, to create and run pilot projects which take science to diverse audiences, and engage them with science in their own communities. The scheme aims to: reach audiences of ...

Deadline

16/05/2014

Funding Body

Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
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