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Where can I go if I have a great idea for some food and farming-related research or innovation?

CHAP has also funded an advanced glass facility at Stockbridge Technology Centre. Arable farmers facing crop health or pest issues can contact chris.delf@CHAP-solutions.co.uk to discuss potential crop protection research ideas using the glasshouse.
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CHAP has also funded an advanced glass facility at Stockbridge Technology Centre. Arable farmers facing crop health or pest issues can contact chris.delf@CHAP-solutions.co.uk to discuss potential crop protection research ideas using the glasshouse.
CIEL welcomes contact from farmers with innovative animal-derived protein (i.e. meat, milk and eggs) production and farming ideas. They can help with securing funding, access to research and development, bid-writing, project management, finding customers and more. Contact them here.
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CIEL welcomes contact from farmers with innovative animal-derived protein (i.e. meat, milk and eggs) production and farming ideas. They can help with securing funding, access to research and development, bid-writing, project management, finding customers and more. Contact them here.
The Farmer Scientist Network brings scientists and entrepreneurial farmers with an interest in the future of the industry. Find out more about joining the network here.
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The Farmer Scientist Network brings scientists and entrepreneurial farmers with an interest in the future of the industry. Find out more about joining the network here.
Stockbridge Technology Centre collaborates with commercial businesses, industry organisations, farmer groups and individuals on innovative research projects. They’re always keen to hear from farmers and growers with innovative ideas around crop production. Contact enquiries@stc-nyorks.co.uk for more information.
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Stockbridge Technology Centre collaborates with commercial businesses, industry organisations, farmer groups and individuals on innovative research projects. They’re always keen to hear from farmers and growers with innovative ideas around crop production. Contact enquiries@stc-nyorks.co.uk for more information.

Stockbridge is also home to a CHAP-funded vertical farming unit and Advanced Glasshouse Facility. For tours and further information contact enquiries@stc-nyorks.co.uk.
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Stockbridge is also home to a CHAP-funded vertical farming unit and Advanced Glasshouse Facility. For tours and further information contact enquiries@stc-nyorks.co.uk.

iCASP are keen to hear from farmers and organisations supporting farmers about their research, evidence, guidance and tools needs. You can contact them here.
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iCASP are keen to hear from farmers and organisations supporting farmers about their research, evidence, guidance and tools needs. You can contact them here.
Farmers and growers are welcome to join ADAS’ Yield Enhancement Network or Grass and Herbal Leys Farm Network - both networks which bring together farmers and researchers to increase farm productivity. Follow the links for more details.
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Farmers and growers are welcome to join ADAS’ Yield Enhancement Network or Grass and Herbal Leys Farm Network - both networks which bring together farmers and researchers to increase farm productivity. Follow the links for more details.
ADAS produces a number of publications which farmers and growers can subscribe to including Crop Action, Veg Notes, Pest and Disease reports etc. You can also sign up for free updates from ADAS here.
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ADAS produces a number of publications which farmers and growers can subscribe to including Crop Action, Veg Notes, Pest and Disease reports etc. You can also sign up for free updates from ADAS here.
The Biorenewables Development Centre has lots of experience in delivering food and farming-related research and innovation. Previous projects have included assessing food stability, expanding food shelf-life and converting waste food by-products into bio-based chemical. They can help clients develop methods at laboratory scale but can also scale up processes to demonstrate their commercial potential. Their state-of-the-art facilities are also open-access, meaning that any qualified clients may use their equipment for testing and research. You can explore their facilities, read case studies or get in touch via their contact form.
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The Biorenewables Development Centre has lots of experience in delivering food and farming-related research and innovation. Previous projects have included assessing food stability, expanding food shelf-life and converting waste food by-products into bio-based chemical. They can help clients develop methods at laboratory scale but can also scale up processes to demonstrate their commercial potential. Their state-of-the-art facilities are also open-access, meaning that any qualified clients may use their equipment for testing and research. You can explore their facilities, read case studies or get in touch via their contact form.
Got an innovative commercial, agritech or food chain idea? Call for funding applications.
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Got an innovative commercial, agritech or food chain idea? Call for funding applications.
Biovale runs two special interest groups which may be of interest to farmers producing waste/food waste: the Anaerobic Digestion special interest group and the Value from Unavoidable Food Waste special interest group. Membership is free and the groups can provide opportunities to make valuable local contacts, share best practice and develop your knowledge in specialist areas.
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Biovale runs two special interest groups which may be of interest to farmers producing waste/food waste: the Anaerobic Digestion special interest group and the Value from Unavoidable Food Waste special interest group. Membership is free and the groups can provide opportunities to make valuable local contacts, share best practice and develop your knowledge in specialist areas.