Livestock plays a key role in UK agriculture, helping to provide high quality food such as meat, milk and eggs, and contributing £14.7bn in output to the UK economy in 2020.
Livestock is a wide ranging industry encompassing everything from extensive hill farming of sheep, to lowland dairy and beef production, and pig and poultry production. Within the UK, we have large, well established companies and emerging SMEs who are actively involved in innovation. The UK is also home to a strong research base in animal and veterinary science and related areas, including world leaders. Livestock farming represents a major land use in the UK and is a key part to tackling climate change and ensuring that we’re able to feed the rapidly growing global population.
We’ll share our deep knowledge of the livestock industry and will help you make powerful connections with key stakeholders in the sector.
Farming Innovation Programme - feasibility round 3
Opens: 18/09/2023 Closes: 15/11/2023
UK businesses can apply for a share of up to £4.5m for feasibility projects to benefit farmers, growers or foresters in England.
Farming Innovation Programme Small R&D Partnership Projects Round 3
Opens: 14/08/2023 Closes: 25/10/2023
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £9.8 million for Small R&D Partnership Projects in farming innovation.
Global Business Innovation Programme in USA - Clean Growth
Opens: 22/08/2023 Closes: 29/09/2023
Innovate UK is currently accepting applications for up to 15 companies in the Clean Growth sector to join the Global Business Innovation Programme in the USA.
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Achieving net zero in the ruminant livestock industry in the UK and Ireland
To achieve the ambition of Net Zero emissions by 2050 and to limit global warming to 1.5°C, there is an urgent need to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation actions and strategies.
Supporting investment into UK AgriFood in 2023
In recent years Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN have prioritised building momentum within the AgriFood investment ecosystem as private investment is often essential to help fast track innovative projects in their own right, or in tandem with public funding.