DEFRA funding in partnership with Innovate UK, which is looking to support farmers, growers, and foresters who have a bold, ambitious idea. 


As part of the Farming Innovation Programme, ​​​​DEFRA in partnership with Innovate UK, is launching the second round of the Research Starter Projects competition. This competition aims to support farmers, growers, and foresters who have a bold, ambitious idea that will benefit farmers, growers and foresters in England. 


WInners from the first round of funding have now been announced - see below.

The second round of applications has now closed. 

For information on previous rounds see https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/1158/overview and watch the webinar at https://ktn-uk.org/events/farming-innovation-programme-research-starter-projects-briefing-event/

If you have an idea for future competitions then don't hesitate to speak with  Innovate UK KTN

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