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UK and China agritech challenge 2017

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:

  1. Precision agriculture, agriculture digitisation and decision management tools.
  2. Improving the efficiency of sustainable agricultural production.
  3. Agricultural products processing.

For a project to be eligible for this competition, it will need to include one UK business and one UK higher education institute or research council institute eligible for BBSRC funding.

You will also need to partner with one Chinese business and one academic institution. Either a business or a research organisation can lead the project in the UK.

The registration deadline for the competition is 13 September 2017.

For further information please visit the GOV.UK website.

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