Farming Innovation Programme Small R&D Partnership Projects Rnd 3
Up to 36 months
£1m - £3m
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra), will invest up to £9.8 million in innovation projects.
This funding is part of Defra’s Farming Innovation Programme which is a partnership with UKRI’s Transforming Food Production Challenge and delivered by Innovate UK.
Your proposal must be able to demonstrate how the project will benefit farmers, growers or foresters in England.
The aim of this competition is to:
Your solutions must significantly improve:
Your project must address a significant industry challenge or opportunity in at least one of the industry subsectors below:
Innovate UK will not fund projects that:
Your project must:
Projects must always start on the first of the month, which must be stated within your application. Your project start date will be reflected in your grant offer letter if you are successful.
Use of animals in research and innovation
Innovate UK expects and supports the provision and safeguarding of welfare standards for animals used in research and innovation, according to best practices and up-to-date guidance.
Applicants must ensure that all of the proposed work within projects, both in the UK and internationally, will comply with the UKRI guidance on the use of animals in research and innovation.
Any projects selected for funding which involve animals will be asked to provide additional information on welfare and ethical considerations and compliance with any relevant legislation as part of the project start-up process. This information will be reviewed before an award is made.
For mid-stage R&D industrial research projects, you could get funding for your eligible project costs of: