Digital Dairy Chain: Collaborative R&D and Growth Round 2 SIPF

Closing Date: 19/06/2024

Organisations based in Cumbria, South or West Scotland, or carrying out significant economic activity in that region, can apply for grants for business focused innovation in advanced and high value dairy production and manufacturing.

The Digital Dairy Chain project exists to boost the rural economies of Cumbria, and South and West Scotland by focusing on the region’s dairy production and manufacturing. This competition will offer funding for business focused innovation in these areas. The aim is to support the transition to net zero and deliver improved productivity and sustainability in advanced and high value dairy production and manufacturing.

Projects should focus on one or more of the following:

  • Novel and high value products from dairy systems.
  • Decarbonising dairy production and manufacturing.
  • Waste minimisation and resource recirculation.
  • Reduced environmental impact and increased sustainability, for example biodiversity, soil, air and water quality.
  • Sensor development and digitisation to improve productivity, welfare of staff and animals and product quality, including nutritional characteristics.
  • Value addition in the dairy supply chain.

Overall, Digital Dairy Chain wants to encourage socially inclusive innovation for individuals to contribute and benefit from economic growth in Cumbria, South and West Scotland.

Funding body Innovate UK (IUK)
Maximum value £250,000
Reference ID S52210
Category Environment
Business Support
Research & Development
Rural Development & Agriculture
Fund or call Fund

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