View supporting documentsMeasurement technologies for agri food systems - Competition Brief
Key features: Investment of up to £500k will be available for smaller-scale feasibility studies in helping businesses develop innovative measurement technologies for efficient agri-food systems.
Programme: Feasibility studies
Award: Up to £500k
Opens: 18 Mar 2013, 00:00
Registration closes: 24 Apr 2013, 12:00
Closes: 01 May 2013, 12:00
Support phone number: 0300 321 4357
Ongoing research in plant and animal breeding, and the use of advanced genomic selection, helps to address the challenge of rising demand for food. Genomic data is increasingly abundant, but all too often underexploited. Understanding, measuring and predicting the genetic potential of plants and animals and the way they interact with the environment in which they are grown and produced, is a significant challenge.
The scope of the competition is expected to cover, but is not limited to, improving the identification and measurement of key production and quality traits, by developing tools, technologies and systems which will allow:
Funding allocation and project details
The feasibility study competition is a single-stage process of application and selection.
Further information is available in our Guidance for Applicants and at a Measurement Technologies for Efficient Agrifood Systems Competition Briefing Webinar on 22 March 2013.
To apply for this competition you must first register with us.
As part of the application process all applicants are asked to submit a public description of the project. This should adequately describe the project but not disclose any information that may impact on intellectual property, is confidential or commercially sensitive.