The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative is designed to support the development of new and innovate ideas within the Agri-Tech sector. Run by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, the Initiative has two main funds that can help support local businesses:
Agri-Tech Growth Fund - offers grant funding of between £10,000 and £150,000 to support product development and improve agricultural productivity.
Research, Development and Prototyping Fund - helps to support the research and development of new products or processes with grants of between £10,000 and £60,000.
These grants are open to businesses located within Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk, Suffolk, Rutland, North Hertfordshire, South Holland, South Kesteven and Uttlesford.
To date, the initiative has supported a wide range of businesses, including food and drink producers and growers, bespoke equipment and chemical manufacturers and innovative IT companies who supply to the agricultural sector.
If you would like to know more about the Agri-Tech grants programme you can contact Programme Manager, Martin Lutman, via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01480 277180.
Agenda for the Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative Programme Board held on 30 April 2019 *Please note that the meeting scheduled for 21st May 2019 was cancelled and further meetings are to be confirmed.
The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative is funded by the Government's Local Growth Deal.