Cornwall Agri-tech EU ERDF

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Cornwall Agri-tech EU ERDF

Agri-tech Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly is a 3 year £10m project to increase Research Development and Innovation in the Agri-tech sector across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. It is part-funded by the European Development Fund. This project will improve awareness of, and increase engagement in, RD&I activities by the agri-tech sector across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The RD&I project activity will be business led and market driven. The delivery partners, all of whom have vast research and innovation skills and expertise, will support SMEs with RD&I activities to drive growth, productivity and exploit new market opportunities. This will be delivered in the main part through the use of existing infrastructure, but the partnership has identified a national gap in RD&I facilities specific to dairy research and seeks to plug this gap by developing a dairy systems research platform. The capacity to separately manage four cow groups combined with the ability to measure individual group inputs and outputs is unique nationally. In addition, the Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) recognise the ability the facility will have to measure the environmental impact of research interventions.

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