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I have now updated our Agri-tech Catalyst map to include details and locations for all of the Catalyst projects funded so far, including the most recent Round 4 projects.

You can click here to view the map – the projects are divided into Aquaculture (in blue), Crops (in green), Livestock (in red), and Precision Agriculture (in yellow). Click on a pin to find a description of each project and a list of the partner organisations involved.

Agri-tech Catalyst MapThe Agri-tech Catalyst helps businesses and researchers commercialise their research and develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the agri-tech sector.

There are now 98 Catalyst projects across the length and breadth of the UK, from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands. These were selected through a competitive process run by Innovate UK, with £70 million of funding from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Department for International Development and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). This investment is helping to make the UK a world leader in agricultural technology, innovation and sustainability.

A few of the highlights from Round 4 of the Agri-tech Catalyst include a project exploring the viability of a vertical growing system in commercial farming with a forecast yield increase of 2.5% to 3.5%, a project looking at improving female fertility and calf survival in the UK beef industry, and a project developing a range of novel, third-generation, greenhouse film cladding materials.

For more information on the projects funded in Round 4, please follow this link to our GOV.UK announcement.

Applications for Round 5 of the Agri-tech Catalyst recently closed, and the winners will be announced later in the year.

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  1. Comment by Christine Tacon posted on

    Can you suggest people who want to invest in projects which have received AgriTech funding?

    • Replies to Christine Tacon>

      Comment by Sam White posted on

      Thank you for your message Christine. Here are two suggestions:

      1) Better Business Finance provides impartial information and support to businesses and entrepreneurs looking to develop and grow. The range of possible options on the website does include equity investment sources. The website can be found here -
      2) The UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) is the national trade association representing angel and early stage investment and has details of how to find business angels and business angel syndicates. The website can be found here -