Digital Dairy Chain
Collaborative R&D and Growth
Grant funding will be made available by the Digital Dairy Chain for collaborative research and development (R&D) projects.
OPENING SPRING 2024
This competition will see significant investment in innovation projects with a focus on improving productivity and sustainability in advanced, high value dairy production.
Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, will work with the Digital Dairy Chain to invest up in projects, within the region of Cumbria, South and West Scotland.
Your project activities can solve challenges at any point in the dairy value chain, including dairy farming, milk transport and logistics, as well as processing of milk and manufacture of other dairy products. Your project should demonstrate a realistic potential to support business growth, scale-up and job creation in Cumbria, South and West Scotland.
The 2023 Collaborative R&D Competition is now CLOSED for applications. The 2024 competition is expected to open in the spring with dates and connected events to be announced at the end of 2023.
Funded projects will focus on advanced, sustainable and digitally connected dairy production and manufacturing.
Priority R&D themes include:
Your Project Must:
Collaborations with Digital Dairy Chain research organisations (SRUC, University of the West of Scotland, University of Strathclyde, CENSIS) are encouraged to help further develop and translate research towards commercially relevant impact and wider societal outcomes.
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