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Agri-tech Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Agritech Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Agri-tech Cornwall is a £10m initiative to create a new sector for the Cornish economy, helping the United Kingdom become a world leader in agricultural technology and sustainability.

We will support ambitious small and medium-sized Cornish companies develop innovations to improve efficiency, profitability and resilience in the agricultural sector – in field or moor, forest or shore.

We have a strong agricultural heritage, however the sector is facing significant challenges; requiring new and improved ways to empower farms and their immediate supply chains – to enhance, protect and sustain our natural assets and those individuals and families that farm them

These challenges provide us with a unique opportunity and we are one of the few regions in the UK to secure significant funding for research, development and innovation in Agri-tech.

Open to small and medium-sized Cornish companies, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop and apply new technologies assisted by project partners, research vouchers, grants and graduate placements.

The project is led by the Duchy College Rural Business School in partnership with leading research institutions – the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth and Rothamsted Research as well as the Cornwall Development Company.

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project ‘Agritech Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’. Part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

For more information, please visit the Agri-tech website