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Aquaculture

Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing AgriFood areas globally, and is key to ensure food security for a growing world population.

The UK aquaculture industry has a production value in excess of £590 million to the UK economy, and Scottish salmon represents one of the most valuable food exports. The expertise found within the UK aquaculture industry positions us as leaders on many of the challenges and opportuntie’s in this field. The UK industry is centred around production of key species such as salmon, as well as other growing finfish and shellfish sectors. Combining best industry practice with innovative solutions and a supportive research base, the UK is positioned to significantly expand its offshore, nearshore and landbased production systems.

KTN has expertise across a range of aquaculture production methodolgies which gives us the insight needed to connect you to relevant organisations. We bring together a range of different stakeholders from industry, academia, government and others to enable consortia building and provide clear direction to people who want to innovate in this sphere.

Our Aquaculture Expert

Charles Vander Broek

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Funding Opportunities

Fisheries and Seafood Scheme

The Fisheries and Seafood Scheme will provide financial support for projects in England that secure sustainable growth across the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors, and that protect and enhance the marine environment.

Opens: 14/04/2021 Closes: 31/12/2022

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Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021-22, round 2

UK academic institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £6m to fund innovation projects with businesses or not-for-profits.

Opens: 19/04/2021 Closes: 30/06/2021

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Recorded: 25th August

Africa-UK AgriFood Innovation Mission 2020 - Week 6

KTN and Innovate UK are pleased to launch stage two of the virtual missions in July and August as part of the GCRF AgriFood Africa Programme.

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News

11.01.2021

A taste of the future – Trends in food and drink

The KTN AgriFood team supports researchers and businesses to drive innovation that meets evolving food and drink challenges. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the trends emerging in food and drink. 

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01.03.2021

KTN AgriFood expert to chair ‘Science into Practice’ session at BSAS Conference

KTN will be sponsoring the ‘Science into Practice’ keynote session at the first virtual British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) conference on Tuesday 13th April.

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