In collaboration with RAU & Farm491, this event brings together agri-food academics and practitioners to share ideas and learn how to access funding opportunities.
There is an urgent need to transform agri-food systems towards higher levels of efficiency, resilience, inclusiveness, and sustainability. Agri-tech innovation plays an important role in this transformation with 78% of farmers across the UK using some form of agri-tech.
This event brings together RAU academics, Farm491 members and other businesses from the Greater Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, or Gloucestershire area to learn more about funding, potential partnerships and other agrifood opportunities in the area.
If you are a business working with farmers, in food production and/or supply across the agri-food value chain located in the Greater Bristol, Bath, Wiltshire, or Gloucestershire area this event is for you.
09:45 – Registration and brunch
10:00 – Welcome and Introduction by RAU Host – Professor Mark Horton – Director of Research and Enterprise
10:10 – Keynote Address: Dr Colin Cooper – Innovate UK Head of Commercialisation and Collaboration
10:15 – Innovation Funding opportunities for businesses. One minute pitches: Innovate UK Edge, Innovate UK, KTN, British Business Bank and Defence and Security Accelerator
10:25 – Exploring the Agri-Innovation Support landscape
10:50 – Panel discussion: Opportunities and challenges for industry and business collaboration
11:10 – Networking
11:40 – Closing remarks – Professor Mark Horton
11:45 – Stakeholder Conversation Session (opportunity for businesses to talk one to one to the stakeholders)
12:00 – End
Farm491 is a leading UK based AgriTech incubator and innovation space based at the Royal Agricultural University, supporting entrepreneurs as they advance their business with potential for impact in the agricultural sector.
There are a vast array of strategic business support and funding initiatives available. Understanding and deciphering which is the most suitable to address your specific need can often be a challenge. At Innovate UK KTN our mission is to connect ideas, people, and communities to respond to business challenges and drive positive change through innovation.
Other stakeholders at this event include Innovate UK, Innovate UK EDGE, The Defence and Security Accelerator and The British Business Bank. The round table discussions will enable us to delve into the most pressing regional business challenges by bringing together business leaders, with academic experts and potential solution providers, and highlighting the different funding opportunities available to support your strategic business needs, such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships.
Our mission is to connect ideas, people, and communities to respond to business challenges and drive positive change through innovation.