Agri-tech catalyst round 9

Type of funding: Agri-tech and food chain innovation projects with partners in eligible African countries

Up to £5 million of funding is available from the Department for International Development (DFID) and the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). This is for projects working on agri-tech and food chain innovations with partners in eligible African countries.

We are running 3 strands to this competition at the same time:

Early stage feasibility studies
Mid-stage industrial research
Late stage experimental development

The aim of this competition is to increase the pace of innovation in the development of agricultural and food systems in Africa. Your project must result in more use of innovations by farmers and food systems organisations such as manufacturers, processors, retailers, distributors and wholesalers.

For all three types of project there is a briefing in Birmingham on 24th October, online briefing event on 6th November and then competition closes on 8th Jan.

Deadline: 08/01/2020

Eligibility criteria:

All projects must:

- include a UK registered administrative lead
- include a technical lead from any country
- include at least one business from the UK
- be collaborative
- include at least one business from an eligible African country from the list on the website
- implement significant activity in the eligible African country

Further information can be found here.