The Farm491 Inspiring AgriTech Innovation Programme

Are you an agritech entrepreneur? Do you aspire to be one?

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 (< 6 months 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 info@farm491.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.

DATES

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 2018.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST