The aim of this competition is to support the development of novel innovations to develop and support a productive, resilient, and sustainable agricultural sector.

This funding is delivered through the ISCF Transforming Food Production programme, in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

This development is achieved through the investment of up to £5 million in feasibility studies in the agricultural sector.

Your project must address one or more high priority areas in at least one of these four industry subsectors:

  • Livestock.
  • Plant.
  • Novel food production systems.
  • Bioeconomy and agroforestry.

Your proposal must engage with farmers, growers or producers to explore the potential of early-stage farm-focused solutions. These solutions must solve the short to long-term challenges of productivity, sustainability, and net zero emissions

This competition is split into 2 strands:

Key dates

Apply by | 28 April 2021 | 11:00am

KTN consortium building event | 11 March 2021

Applicants notified | 11 June 2021

Briefing webinar

A briefing webinar took place on 3 March. Find out more

Find out more and apply

Full details about this competition and online application form can be found on the Innovation Funding Service website