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BBSRC Funding Success for Agriculture and Business Development team

The latest success in Agriculture, this award will increase the pace and scale of uptake of innovation by farmers.


The award of £150k will be used to accelerate the transition from discovery research to translational development projects by supporting preliminary work or feasibility studies to establish the viability of an approach.

Outputs from funded activities would demonstrate the development of existing technologies for new applications and the value of deploying agri-diagnostics for rapid interventions that have the potential to revolutionize animal & crop health and productivity.

This award follows last month's successful launch of NU-Farms as a new platform for Newcastle University's Agriculture research, teaching, engagement and commercial work.

Professor Rob Edwards, Head of the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences said: "This award combined with our recent investments gives us an unprecedented on-farm capability to conduct cutting edge research that spans from the molecular to the agrisystem level. This is the latest success in our work on agricultural innovation and will build on our roles in the Government's Centre for Crop Health and Protection and Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock."

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published on: 24 August 2017