Agri-Tech Catalyst Round 6: Innovation Funding in Developing Countries

Funding for innovative businesses and university researchers in the UK, with developing country partners, to develop solutions to global agricultural challenges.

The programme currently has an overall budget of £4 million.

The Agri-Tech Catalyst will award grants for early-stage pre industrial research feasibility studies, industrial research, and late-stage pre-experimental feasibility studies and experimental development.

IUK expects projects to range in size depending on the award category. Total project costs could be:

  • £150,000 to £400,000 for early-stage technical feasibility studies
  • up to £1.5 million for industrial research
  • up to £800,000 for late-stage experimental development

Projects should last between one year and 18 months for early and late-stage and up to three years for industrial research projects.

All projects must be collaborative and include both a UK and eligible developing country partner.