New online access to leading agri-food universities

A new online portal to open up access to the expertise and facilities of the eight Northern universities that contribute to the N8 AgriFood programme will be launched in Sheffield.

The N8 AgriFood programme combines the expertise of 8 of the most research intensive universities in the North – Leeds, Sheffield, York, Durham, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle – to tackle the challenge of food security regionally, nationally and internationally through innovative research.

The next step of the programme will see the N8 Crop and Soil Innovation Pipeline launched at an event at the University of Sheffield on Monday 9th December 2019.

The Crop & Soil Innovation Pipeline (CSIP) gives N8 partners enhanced access to the universities involved in the AgriFood programme.

The pipeline is intended to deliver an innovation platform that integrates fundamental crop and soil science to state-of-the-art farms, in order to generate transformative solutions for the agri-food sector.

The platform aims to identify “challenge areas” that will be discussed in break-out sessions at the launch event at The Edge, 34 Endcliffe Crescent, Sheffield, S10 3ED, between 10am and 4.30pm.

These areas will then be used to underpin project development, which will be taken forward for funding applications as industry academia partnerships

Anyone wishing to attend the launch event can register their interest here.

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