Fast-track your AgriFood innovation with support from our expert team

If you’re working on an innovation in AgriFood in any part of the food supply chain from ‘farm to fork’, including crops, food, livestock and aquaculture, our expert team can help you.

If you’re working on an innovation in AgriFood in any part of the food supply chain from ‘farm to fork’, including crops, food, livestock and aquaculture, our expert team can help you.

AgriFood businesses and academics share how we’ve helped them

Accelerating early development of crop innovation
Charles Veys, CEO of Fotenix

Fotenix is an SME that improves the sustainability and productivity in farming thanks to smart agricultural machinery that collects data.

Charles shares how the AgriFood team helped him early on to make sure his product was what the industry really needed. He also talks about getting impartial advice on pitching to investors and keeping up to date with the sector.

 

Winning funding and investment to scale livestock innovation
Tiffany Wood, CEO, Dyneval Ltd.

Dyneval Ltd. provides innovative portable equipment to measure semen quality in livestock production.

Tiffany shares how the AgriFood team helped her business secure Innovate UK funding and private investment through the Series A Investment grant. This allowed her team to grow from three to eleven.

 

Getting funding and connections to develop AgriTech innovations
Emma Garfield, Head of Research Agronomy, G’s Growers

G’s Growers is a large family run  fresh produce company. Emma shares how the AgriFood team helped them secure funding from Defra and Innovate UK (Farming Innovation Programme) as well as making connections that helped them develop new products.

 

Making new connections and securing funding to fast-track livestock research
Carol-Anne Duthie, Beef & Sheep Research Centre, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)

The SRUC Beef & Sheep Research Centre conducts leading-edge work on the latest developments in beef and sheep research.

Carol-Anne shares how the AgriFood team helped them with introductions to companies they’ve developed long lasting partnerships with. She also talks about getting support to identify the most appropriate funding scheme for individual projects and how to develop a quality application.

How the AgriFood team brings the AgriFood sector together to boost innovation 

We bring together research, industry, government and start-ups through our Food Sector Group.

Ian, who chairs the group, shares how it discusses funding priorities for the sector, which often influences funding bodies. He also talks about the group working together to come up with world-leading innovation in a pre-competitive space.

The Food Sector group also helps the AgriFood team stay up to date with priorities for the sector.

Ian Noble, Mondelez, Chair of the Food Sector Group

The AgriFood team share tips on how to take your innovation to the next level

Four of our AgriFood team members share how we can help you fast-track your innovation.

“Always keep your end-user in mind”
David Telford, Head of AgriFood

 

“Focus on networking and collaborating with others”
Pedro Carvalho, Knowledge Transfer Manager – Plants & Crops

 

“Maximise your chance to win funding”
Kaeli Johnson, Knowledge Transfer Manager – Plants & Crops

 

“Make the most of the support available”
Debbie Tully, Knowledge Transfer Manager – Food

 

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