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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

Tim Messeder

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Funding Opportunities

Expression of interest: transforming UK food systems for health and environment

Apply for funding to support interdisciplinary research into interventions that will transform the UK food system. Businesses, civil society and government (local, devolved or national) are all strongly encouraged to collaborate and co-design proposals.

Opens: 02/02/2021 Closes: 22/04/2021

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Knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2021-22, round 1

UK registered higher or further education institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £6 million to help fund innovation projects with businesses

Opens: 08/02/2021 Closes: 14/04/2021

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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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Calling UK AgriTech businesses keen to build connections in Colombia

We’re looking for 15 UK AgriTech businesses who want to learn about agricultural opportunities in Colombia and build powerful connections with Colombian agricultural stakeholders.

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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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