Aquaculture is one of the fastest growing AgriFood areas globally, and is key to ensure food security for a growing world population.

The UK aquaculture industry has a production value in excess of £590 million to the UK economy, and Scottish salmon represents one of the most valuable food exports. The expertise found within the UK aquaculture industry positions us as leaders on many of the challenges and opportunties in this field. The UK industry is centred around production of key species such as salmon, as well as other growing finfish and shellfish sectors. Combining best industry practice with innovative solutions and a supportive research base, the UK is positioned to significantly expand its offshore, nearshore and land-based production systems.

Innovate UK KTN has expertise across a range of aquaculture production methodologies which gives us the insight needed to connect you to relevant organisations. We bring together a range of different stakeholders from industry, academia, government and others to enable consortia building and provide clear direction to people who want to innovate in this sphere.

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Fisheries and Seafood Scheme - open funding

Opens: 14/04/2021 Closes: 31/12/2023

The Fisheries and Seafood Scheme (rolling applications with an 8-week turnaround) will provide financial support for projects in England that secure sustainable growth across the catching, processing and aquaculture sectors, and that protect and enhance the marine environment.

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Canada-UK Ocean Collaborative R&D: Expression of Interest

Opens: 11/09/2023 Closes: 18/10/2023

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2m for collaborative ocean technologies R&D, with Canadian organisations.

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Global Incubator Programme: Canada - Ocean Scaleup Accelerator

Opens: 11/09/2023 Closes: 05/11/2023

Innovate UK are seeking up to 8 innovative companies in the ocean sector for a tailored 6-month incubation programme in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, including participation in Canada’s premier ocean technology event.

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Innovation in Monitoring UK Marine Assets Networking & Collaboration Event

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