Seafood Innovation Fund Opens for Applications

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs has launched a new £10 million research and development fund to encourage innovation in the UK fishing and seafood industries.

The Seafood Innovation Fund will provide grants to foster, encourage and financially support innovative technologies and methods to support more sustainable and productive fisheries and seafood production.

There are two options for applicants: smaller feasibility studies, or larger full R&D projects.

  • Feasibility studies are designed to test new ideas (proof of concept) and can be up to a maximum £50,000 over 3 months in duration.
  • Full R&D projects are for more developed ideas that can be delivered in up to a maximum of £250,000 over 18 months.

Feasibility studies will be expected to apply for full R&D funding if a successful outcome is delivered at the end of the feasibility stage.

The focus will be on supporting projects that deliver longer-term, cutting-edge innovation in all areas of the seafood sector from catch techniques and fish feed to the management of fisheries.

Applications for collaborative projects that include both seafood sector organisations and technology businesses are encouraged.

The closing date for applications is noon on the 12th September 2019.

More info:

Organisation name:
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs


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