STFC Newton Fund — Synthesis of remote sensing and ground truth sensors to develop high resolution soil moisture maps. — S. Pearson, T. Duckett and G. Cielniak, £787K, 2016-19
AHDB — Development and Demonstration of an Automated Selective Broccoli Harvester. T. Duckett, G. Cielniak and S. Pearson, £70K, 2016-19
Innovate UK— 3D Vision-based Crop-Weed Discrimination for Automated Weeding. G. Cielniak, T. Duckett and S. Pearson, £89K, 2016-17
Innovate UK — Reduction of Fats, salts and Sugars and the Increase of Fibre in Premium Snacking Products. PI for UoL: B. Daramola; CoPI: M. Lancaster; Partners: Kettle Foods (Lead organisation) & Savoury Flavours. £196K, 2016
Food Standards Agency (FSA) — Exploration of the potential for technology to support agency objectives in meat operations. PI for UoL: B. Daramola; PIs for FRPERC: C. James, G. Purnell, S. James (Grimsby Institute); £57K, 2016
BBSRC (small grant) and Innovate UK (Agri-Tech Catalyst, Early Stage Feasibility) – 3D vision-assisted robotic harvesting of Broccoli. PI: T. Duckett, CoIs: G. Cielniak and S. Pearson. Partner: R. Fountain and Son. £138K, 2015
Innovate UK – Early detection and biocontrol of prevalent diseases of mushrooms and potatoes. PI for UoL: B. Daramola; CoPI: T.Taylor; Partners: Monaghan Mushrooms (Lead organisation), Queens Belfast University, Potato Council, Roboscientific, Rationale Biopesticide Strategists. £114K, 2015
Food Standards Agency (FSA), Evidence Gathering: Microbial Evaluation of Poultry and Pork Mechanically Separated Meat (MSM) Compared to Fresh Cuts of Meat, Meat preparations and Minced Meat Products. PI for UoL: B. Daramola; CoPIs: C. James, S. James, G. Purnell (FRPERC); Industry Partners: Poultry and Pork producers in the UK. £313K, 2014
Food Standards Agency (FSA), Qualitative risk assessment to support a policy decision on partially eviscerated (effilé) poultry production. PI for UoL: B. Daramola; PIs for FRPERC: C. James, S. James, G. Purnell (FRPERC). £104K, 2013
Innovate UK – Process, Packaging & Food Waste Reduction using Volatile Biomarker Monitoring. PI for UoL: T. Taylor with B. Daramola; Industry Partners: Monaghan Mushroom Ltd – Lead Organisation, Potato Council, Produce World Group, Robo Scientific Ltd. £93K, 2013
Innovate UK – The Rapid Measurement of Volatile Chemicals as a Quality Parameter in Mushroom Composting – feasibility study. PI for UoL: T. Taylor with B. Daramola; Industry Partners: Tunnel Tech – Lead Organisation and Robo Scientific Ltd. £20K, 2013
Technology Strategy Board Technology Inspired CR&D – ICT Project: Trainable Vision-based Anomaly Detection and Diagnosis. PI for UoL: T. Duckett (Industry partners: Ishida Europe Ltd., Branston Ltd., AHDB Potato Council). Value to UoL: £355K. 2013
Technology Strategy Board CR&D Competition on Robotics: Feasibility Study in Autonomous Control of Agricultural Sprayers. Lead organisation: Househam Sprayers Ltd., CoPIs for UoL: G. Cielniak and T. Duckett. Value to UoL: £32K. 2013
Innovate UK – To develop effective biocontrol against pathogens in the poultry rearing industry by producing novel; supplemented wood shaving products to manage disease burden by environmental decontamination. PI for UoL: R A Dixon; Industry Partners: Arden Woodshavings Ltd. £217K, 25th October 2013 KTP 9440
Technology Strategy Board CR&D Competition on Measurement Technologies for Efficient Agrifood Systems: Novel computer vision techniques for food quality analysis – identification of Bruchus rufimanus (bean seed beetle) damage in field beans (Vicia faba) for export for human consumption. Lead organisation: PGRO (contact: Rebecca Ward). PI for UoL: G. Tzimiropoulos, Co-Is: G. Cielniak and T. Duckett. Value to UoL: £24K. 2013
Pearson, S, Daramola, B, Purnell, G. Campylobacter study. £27K
Daramola, B, Pearson, S, Dudbridge M. Campylobacter study. £30K
Pearson, S. Genetic x environment interactions on the shelf life of Poinsettia. AHDB £30K
Innovate UK – Development of a Quality Assurance CO2 Leak Detector for Modified Atmosphere Packaging. Value to UoL £20K. PI for UoL: Mark Swainson.
BBSRC SPARK Award, “Laser-based sensing technology for improved control of spraying booms for agricultural spraying vehicles“. Co-PIs: T. Duckett and G. Cielniak (collaboration with Househam Sprayers Ltd.). Value to UoL: £5K. 2012
HIRF Innovation Fellowship: “Low-cost automatic identification of potato blemishes“. PI: T. Duckett. Value: £16K (funded by EMDA and European Regional Development Fund).
Defra AFM-LINK Award: “Monitoring of heat sealed packaging using thermal and multi-spectral imaging – a pilot study“. Co-PIs: M. Dudbridge and T. Duckett. Value to UoL: £60K.
FP7 – PicknPack project – Food Packaging. Value to UoL £40K. PI for UoL: Mike Dudbridge.
EPSRC Industrial CASE Award, “Quantitative estimation of blemishes in potatoes using machine vision“, PI: T. Duckett. Value: £81K, 2006-10 (co-funded by the Potato Council).
Pearson, S, Bingham, S. Zolatas, A, Chen, J, Bickerton, R, Purnell, G. Feasibility study of the energy optimisation of the Tesco refrigeration estate. Innovate UK, £40K (£18K to Lincoln)
Innovate UK – AMACT project – Food processing. Value to UoL £290K. PI for UoL: Mark Swainson
Innovate UK – ACCT project – Food processing. Value to UoL £251K. PI for UoL: Mark Swainson
Innovate UK – FILMS project – Food Packaging. Value to UoL £197K. PI for UoL: Mark Swainson