Agri-Tech Catalyst Competition Round 10 - Key information

Posted on: 29/07/2020

Are you working on Agri-Tech innovation and would like to implement some of your ideas in Africa?

If so, you could get funding thanks to the Agri-Tech Catalyst Competition, Round 10.

The funding available through the competition is for Agri-Tech projects on food chain innovations in Africa. These projects need to be delivered by a UK and an African organisation working together.

This funding has 3 strands, all open for applications now and closing on 21 October 2020 at 11am.

Early stage feasibility studies
Your total eligible project costs must be between £100,000 and £500,000.
Mid stage industrial research
Your total eligible project costs must be between £250,000 and £1 million.
Late stage experimental development
Your total eligible project costs must be between £150,000 and £800,000.

Your proposal must show the potential to have a positive impact on poverty through the uptake of
agricultural and food systems technology and innovation.

You can choose from one or more of the following areas:

  • primary crop and livestock production, including aquaculture
  • non-food uses of crops, excluding ornamentals
  • challenges in food processing, distribution or storage, and value addition (such as through a change in the physical state or form of the product)
  • improving the availability and accessibility of safe, healthy and nutritious foods

Your project’s innovations must:

  • be sustainable in the context of environmental challenges such as climate change and resource scarcity
  • minimise negative effects such as pollution, food loss and waste
  • promote safe, healthy and nutritious diets

Find out more about the funding and how to apply

We ran three information webinars about the funding, each focused on a different sector: Crop Production, Livestock & Aquaculture and Food Systems & Nutrition. You’ll find the recordings and slides for each below.

Webcast recordings and slides are now available:

  • Agri-Tech Catalyst Round 10 – Crop Production

Find the slides here.


  • Agri-Tech Catalyst Round 10 – Livestock & Aquaculture

Find the slides here.


  • Agri-Tech Catalyst Round 10 – Food Systems and Nutrition

Find the slides here.


If you’d like support in finding partners to apply for this funding and help with your application, get in touch with our AgriFood team.

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