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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

Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre

The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre have opened a new call for proposals, offering grant funding for industry-led, collaborative R&D projects to align with innovation challenges within Scottish aquaculture.

Opens: 11/09/2020 Closes: 08/10/2020

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Agri-tech Catalyst round 10: agriculture and food systems, mid stage

Mid stage industrial research

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2.5 million to work on agri-tech and food chain innovations in Africa.

Opens: 20/07/2020 Closes: 21/10/2020

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$2000 scholarship for students with a precision agriculture idea that will have a positive impact on the environment is running a contest for UK, US and Canadian students to win one of three scholarships. 

Opens: 01/09/2020 Closes: 25/09/2020

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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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