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Crop and Livestock Disease Challenges Consortia Building Workshop

The Knowledge Transfer Network

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)

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Crop and Livestock Disease Challenges 

Consortia Building Workshop

Tuesday 6th May 2014, 09.30-16.00
Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, Birmingham


Event overview 

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are organising this free consortia-building workshop to promote the new Technology Strategy Board (TSB) Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform (SAF-IP) £16.5M funding competition in the area of Crop and Livestock Disease Challenges.

The aim of this workshop is to enable potential applicants to get a better understanding of the competition process, rules and scope. The workshop is also designed to help with consortia building, and offers a great opportunity for delegates to give a short presentation to pitch their capabilities to potential collaborative partners. There will also be several dedicated networking opportunities throughout the day and the TSB and KTN staff will be present to address queries. 


About the funding competition

The TSB, together with Defra, the BBSRC and the Scottish Government, are to invest up to £16.5m in collaborative R&D projects to tackle challenges posed by crop and livestock diseases.

Effective control of agricultural disease plays an essential role in realising the yield and market potential of crop and livestock production systems. This competition will stimulate innovative technologies and approaches that optimise yield and quality by targeting bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens. The competition will also support technologies that improve prediction, identification and detection of pathogens for better disease management, raw material quality and reduced losses during post-harvest storage.

Project proposals must be business-led and collaborative and are open to businesses of any size and research organisations. The competition is a two-stage process and opens on 6 May 2014. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest applications is at noon on 18 June 2014

More details about the competition can be found here


Event Structure

The event will feature introductory presentations covering:
- Scope of competition and rules (TSB)
- What makes a good collaborative R&D project, and how the KTN can help you? (KTN)
- Delegate pitches outlining expertise and opportunities for collaboration
There will also be several dedicated networking sessions, and KTN and TSB staff will be present to address any queries related to the competition.

Short presentations by participants - Information and conditions

a) This event aims to help build consortia, and delegates can give a short presentation to “pitch” ideas to potential partners. Presentations could detail technology, resources or expertise they can offer to, or need from partners e.g. “Who we are, what we provide, what we need”.

b) Presentations will be limited to 2 slides, must last a maximum of 5 minutes, and must contain no animations/videos.

c) People wishing to present must provide a title summarising their presentation when they register.

d) Presentation slots are limited, so the organisers reserve the right to select people to present on the basis of their presentation title, and will inform people if they have been chosen to present. People chosen to present must then send their 2 slides to the organisers before the event (and by 25th April 2014 at the latest).


Further Information 

If you have questions, please call the KTN office on 0131 651 7331 or email David Telford david.telford@biosciencektn.com or Tristan Eagling Tristan.Eagling@biosciencektn.com  

Further information about the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform can be found via this link

Terms and Conditions All best endeavours will be made to undertake the event as shown above. However, the event organisers reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetable or plans relating directly or indirectly to the event.  The event organisers are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alterations.  

Places at this event are limited, so please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. The organisers reserve the right to limit the number of registrations per organisation.

Do you have questions about Crop and Livestock Disease Challenges Consortia Building Workshop? Contact The Knowledge Transfer Network

When & Where


Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel
National Exhibition Centre
B40 1PP Birmingham
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 6 May 2014 from 09:30 to 16:00 (BST)


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The Knowledge Transfer Network

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) was formed in April 2014 and brings together all the separate KTNs and communities currently being served into one integrated organisation 

It has been created to support innovation across a wide range of sectors - bringing together knowledge, opportunities and people to help UK businesses succeed in the global market place. It aims to improve the UK’s track record for converting world-leading science and creativity into innovations that solve problems and promote the growth of the UK economy.

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