Funding competition: Newton UK-China agritech challenge 2017
UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £8 million to work with Chinese partners on innovative agricultural solutions in China.
Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are investing up to £8 million (£4 million each) in projects that use cutting-edge technologies to solve agricultural challenges in China.
The aim of this competition is to encourage innovative partnerships between the UK and China. Innovate UK, BBSRC and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) are funding this competition as part of the Newton Fund.
Projects should address challenges related to agricultural technologies in one or more of these 3 sectors:
• precision agriculture, agriculture digitisation and decision management tools
• improving the efficiency of sustainable agricultural production
• agricultural products processing