Defra will open another round of the Small R&D Partnership Projects competition in August and, in September, another round of the Feasibility Studies competition will begin. Both represent a total £14 million funding to encourage collaboration between farmers, growers and foresters with agri-businesses and researchers.
Small R&D Partnerships Projects
A share of £9.8 million will be available through this competition.
This competition is designed to support projects that are further along in their research and development journey than the Feasibility Studies below.
The total cost of the project must be between £1 million and £3 million and last up to 36 months.
Dates 14 August-25 October
14 August: Webinar - Q&A and consortium building event
A share of £4.5 million will be available through this competition.
For this competition, projects should be at the early stage of their research and development (R&D) journey.
The total cost of the project must be between £200,000 and £500,000 and last up to 24 months.
Dates 18 September-15 November
20 September: Webinar - Q&A and consortium building event
If you want to engage with this you may want to contact us at NIAB or some other research organisation to discuss the feesibility of the opportunity.