All University of Lincoln researchers are invited to two upcoming information events on Ceres Agri-Tech funding opportunities. The first will take place on the Brayford Campus on 28th January 2020 from 11am – 3pm in E1 in the Enterprise Building, with the second being hosted at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing on Wednesday 22nd April from 10.30am – 2.30pm.

The Ceres Agri-Tech Knowledge Exchange Partnership is a unique platform to support translational research coming out of partner universities with a focus on the innovation needs of the Agri-Tech sector.

This event welcomes any university researchers who have a current or future project in the area of Agri-Tech that promises to be commercially relevant, including those that could be helped by connecting with a commercial or additional academic partner.

Funded through a Research England Connecting Capability Fund Award, Ceres partners bring together the universities of Cambridge, East Anglia, Hertfordshire, Lincoln and Reading, including their teams in technology transfer and knowledge exchange, to identify, incubate, invest in and run commercially viable development projects within Agri-Tech. Through significant commitments of both expertise and funding in the form of grants, Ceres looks to increase the likelihood of a successful commercial outcome from the innovations of researchers employed by Ceres university partners, the result being technologies that can be exploited through licences, start-up companies and partnerships with SMEs and larger Agri-Tech corporations.

Ceres also has links to the John Innes Centre, NIAB and Rothamsted Research, all demonstrating global excellence in Agri-Tech R&D, to share the expertise and facilities of these research institutes.

The agenda for the information event will be as follows;
• Welcome and introduction to the project
• Case study example
• Application process
• Intellectual Property implications
• Lunch
• Project workshop discussions

More information about the Ceres partnership can be found at
To register your interest for the event, or if you have any questions, please contact Jessica Boot-Marshall (