Key features: The Agri-Tech Catalyst, run by Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, offers funding to innovative businesses and researchers to develop solutions to global agricultural challenges.
Opens: 08 Jan 2015, 00:00
Registration closes: 17 Jun 2015, 12:00
Closes: 24 Jun 2015, 12:00
Support phone number: 0300 321 4357
Agri-Tech Catalyst - Late-stage awards - round 4
- a rising population
- rapid development of emerging economies
- shortages of land, water and energy.
Changes for Round 3 onwards
How will it work?
- primary crop and livestock production, including aquaculture
- non-food uses of crops including ornamentals
- food security and nutrition challenges in international development
- challenges in downstream food processing, provided the solution lies in primary production.
Who can take part?
Pre-experimental feasibility study awards
Key features of pre-experimental feasibility study awards
- typical project size – £150k to £500k
- funding for businesses – up to 40% of total eligible project costs for SMEs, up to 30% for larger companies
research base partners may participate as subcontractors to a business.
Experimental development awards
Key features of experimental development awards
- the conceptual definition, planning and documentation of new products, processes or services
- the production of drafts, drawings, plans and other documentation, provided that they are not intended for commercial use
- the development of commercially usable prototypes.
- duration – up to 12 months
- typical project size – up to £1m
- funding for businesses – up to 30% of total eligible project costs for SMEs, up to 20% for larger companies
- research base partners may participate as subcontractors to a business.
ow to apply
The competition process
- Round 4 opens: 8 January 2015
- Competition briefing: 28 January 2015
Registration deadline: 17 June 2015
- Submission deadline: 24 June 2015
Previous competition results
- Agri-Tech Catalyst - Early-stage awards - round 3
- Agri-Tech Catalyst - Industrial research awards - round 3
- Agri-Tech Catalyst - Late-stage awards - round 3
- Agri-Tech Catalyst - Early-stage awards - round 2
- Agri-Tech Catalyst - Industrial research awards - round 2
- Agri-Tech Catalyst - Late-stage awards - round 2