DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS IDEA THAT BRINGS INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY TO AGRICULTURE? ARE YOU LOOKING TO GROW AN EXISTING VENTURE?
The Inspiring AgriTech Innovation Programme is part financed by GFirst LEP and European Regional Development Fund ( ERDF) to provide business support to AgriTech innovators, start-ups and existing AgriTech enterprises in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and nationwide which have the potential to create jobs and wealth at local and national levels. The business support is modelled around the existing successful enterprise programme at Royal Agricultural University in which candidates get a chance to participate in different stages of business establishment and growth, Think IT, Try IT, Launch IT and Grow IT. There will be a rolling timetable of group workshops led by experienced AgriTech Entrepreneurs and coaches to help develop a convincing value proposition and sustainable business model in the first stage of “Think IT” business establishment journey. The delegates will then have the option of continuing to one to one engagement with professional and mentors over a period of 12 months.
The 2 day workshops are specifically designed for:
- Individuals who are considering starting an AgriTech business
- Founders / Managers of very early stage AgriTech enterprises (< 2 years old)
This programme is project managed by Farm491 from Royal Agricultural University.
Your eligibility for type of business support will depend on nature and stage of your venture. Expression of interest registration is now open for SME’s, innovators and entrepreneurs with an AgriTech idea.
If you’re unsure if this programme is right for you or require more details, please email email@example.com.
Applicants will be required to detail their business proposition and the product/service they hope to launch/develop.
All projects proposed will be assessed for potential growth, long term sustainability and the selection panel will be looking for innovation technology that can be applied to agriculture.
The programme's rolling timetable of events and support runs from September 2017 to August 2020.
Apply now to be eligible for dates in early 2019.
15th & 16th November 2018
21st & 22nd February 2019
8th & 9th April 2019
20th & 21st June 2019
19th & 20th September 2019
14th & 15th November 2019
“The programme has helped us remove some vital obstacles already! Really excited about developing further moving forward and becoming a Farm491 member!” – Marcus, NG+
“All round a highly useful bootcamp and I would strongly suggest joining not only the bootcamps but Farm491 in general, it’s a really good notion and excellent to see this sort of project based here in the UK” – Chris, Ewetrack
“There was good direction on what we were covering with enough time to explore tangents specific to each of our entrepreneurial activities, allowing the event to really feel like it was being customised for our, rather than generic, needs. I would recommend attending this event." – Tom, FreeUp