Earlier this summer, we said that we would launch the first competitions of the new Industry-led Research and Development Partnerships Fund in October. I'm pleased to say that we’re on track. The £17.5 million Industry-led Research and Development Partnerships Fund is the first of 3 funds to launch in the new Farming Innovation Programme. Applications for a share of this funding will open Wednesday 20 October 2021.
Niall is a senior policy adviser in the Farming Innovation team.
The team is responsible for developing Defra’s new Farming Innovation Programme as part of the measures to increase innovation and boost sustainable productivity in agriculture and horticulture.
Niall oversees the team’s relationship with their delivery partner UKRI, working with them to lead the development of the Industry-led R&D Partnerships Fund and the upcoming Farming Futures R&D Fund, as well as overseeing delivery of the recent Farming Innovation Pathways competition.
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