The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative is designed to support the development of new and innovative ideas within the Agri-Tech sector. Run by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, the Initiative has two main funds that could help support your businesses.
The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative brings together leading agriculture, research, science and technology assets in the East of England to strengthen a nationally significant, vibrant cluster that brings a truly global reach and impetus to the emerging UK agritech sector.
The Eastern Agri-Tech 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.
The Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative operates across both the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority and Business Board areas, and New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (NALEP) and is run by the Combined Authority.
To be eligible for a grant your business must be based within Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk, Suffolk, Rutland, North Hertfordshire, South Holland, South Kesteven or Uttlesford.
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.
About the initiative
A Programme Board see and consider applications once an application is deemed eligible and has been assessed by one of the independent team of assessors. The Board is made up of specialists with experience and knowledge of agriculture and the food, drink and horticulture industry, including research, farming and food processing.
The final decision about each application rests with Programme Board, unless the application is deemed ineligible during the assessment process in which case the Programme Manager will notify the applicant.
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