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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

SMEs transforming food production: series A investor partnership

UK registered SMEs that are transforming food production towards net zero can apply for a share of up to £5 million in grant support. This must align with a series A investment.

Opens: 03/11/2020 Closes: 13/01/2021

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Call for expression of interest to join the Space2Waves Internationalisation Programme

Are you a European SME developing innovative products or services using Earth Observation applied to marine and maritime domains? Join the SpaceWave Alliance internationalisation programme! 30 SMEs will be selected to go global in Australia, Canada, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Deadline extended to 16th Dec.

Opens: 01/10/2020 Closes: 16/12/2020

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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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Meet the investors ready to invest in AgriTech SMEs working towards net zero emissions

The ‘SMEs transforming food production: series A investor partnership’ programme has selected a pool of lead private investors who are ready to invest alongside grant funding from Innovate UK.

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Bringing research into action - Three months with the KTN AgriFood team

PhD student shares their experience with the AgriFood team, during a three-month placement.

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