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Agri-tech Catalyst round 7: Agriculture and Food Systems Innovation

Funding details
Registration opens
28 Aug 2018, 00:00
Registration closes
21 Nov 2018, 12:00
Closes
28 Nov 2018, 12:00
Award
A share of up to £3 million
Organisation
Department for International Development (DFID)
Support phone number
0300 321 4357
Summary

There is up to £3 million of funding available from the Department for International Development (DFID) for early-stage feasibility studies, mid stage industrial research and late-stage experimental development. Projects must work on agri-tech and food chain innovations with partners in eligible African countries.

The aim of this competition is to increase the pace of development and scale of uptake of agricultural and food systems innovation by farmers and food systems actors (such as manufacturers, processors, retailers, distributors or wholesalers) in Africa.

All projects must be collaborative and must include at least one partner from the UK and one from an eligible African country. All funding for businesses and research organisations will be sent through the administrative lead organisation.

If your project’s total costs or duration fall outside of the eligibility criteria, email support@innovateuk.gov.uk at least 10 days before the competition closes for approval.

 

Resources from Briefing and Consortia Building Events

KTN hosted a briefing and consortia-building workshop for this competition on Thursday, 27 September 2018 in London and a networking event on Friday, 5 October 2018 in Edinburgh. The aim of the workshops was to enable potential applicants to get a better understanding of the competition process, rules and scope. The workshops were also designed to help with networking and consortia building, and the London event offered a great opportunity for delegates to pitch their capabilities to potential collaborative partners.

You can view the webcast recording of the London briefing event here. You can download key presentations from the briefing event in the supporting documents section below.

 

Key dates:

  • Competition closes – 28 November 2018 12:00pm
Supporting documents & links

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