TSB: Multi-million competition on enhancing agri-food production systems through engineering solutions

The Technology Strategy Board is planning to launch a multi-million competition, which will fund business-led, collaborative R&D projects in the general area of  ‘engineering solutions for agrifood production systems, from primary production to the food processing and manufacturing environment’.

This new competition should open sometime in the period August-October 2013, and up to £13m government funding could potentially be available.


The competition will include all facets of engineering science, and engagement of agri-food organisations with sectors such as Space, ICT and Electronics, Sensors and Photonics (which may not have fully recognised opportunities to apply technologies across the agri-food supply chain) is particularly encouraged.

Consortia Building Workshops

Two consortia-building workshops are being organised to help you apply for the competition. These workshops will enable businesses and research-base partners to;

  • better understand the competition scope
  • identify potential project partners

Find out more and register:

Tuesday 23rd July,Peterborough

Tuesday 30th July, Edinburgh

Alternatively, contact Research and Income Generation Support at Research and Enterprise.

These workshops are free but places are limited, so register soon to avoid disappointment!