Grant available for farmers’ ideas

Farmers with an innovative supply chain idea may be able to get a slice of £2m government funding.

The grant, from the Technology Strategy Board, part of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, is designed to stimulate innovation by small and micro businesses in a broad range of manufacturing companies.

It is open to small and micro companies only, either working alone or in collaboration with one partner.

The feasibility studies can last up to four months and are eligible for grants of up to £25,000. Total costs must not exceed £33,000.

Companies must register their interest by 31 October 2012, and then submit their application by 7 November 2012.

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