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Round Two of the Agri-Tech and Food Tech Launchpad is Live!

All of the details for Round Two of the Agri-Tech and Food Tech Launchpad for Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Greater Lincolnshire can be found below. These competitions are supporting innovative companies involved in agri-tech, agri-biotech, food tech and aquaculture.

The two competitions open on 7th May and close on 19th June.

New Innovators strand: your project’s total costs and grant funding request must be between £25,000 and £50,000, and your total project costs will be 100% funded.

CR&D strand: your project’s total grant funding request must be between £150,000 and £300,000, which can cover up to 70% of project costs depending on business size and project type.

For both strands, your project can focus on one or more of the following:

  • enhancing the productivity of primary crops, livestock, aquaculture or ornamental crops
  • biotechnologies related to agriculture, aquaculture, food processing and nutrition
  • food that promotes safe, lower carbon or more sustainable healthy and nutritious diets
  • resource efficient production and processing methods for low emission foods

The county leads for the Agri-Tech and Food Tech Launchpad are James Allen for Norfolk County Council, Julie Anne West for Suffolk County Council, Effie Warwick-John from Greater Lincolnshire LEP and Louisa Simpson from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority. Do reach out for more information!

Laura Hill from the Innovation Grant Mentoring Project is supporting Norfolk and Suffolk companies with free bid writing and grant mentoring support.

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