Applications now open for KTN’s Agri-Food Tech Investment Showcase 2020

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has launched the 2020 programme for the Agri-Tech investment showcase and is now calling for applications.

The Agri-Food Tech Investment Showcase, supported by Farm491 and Rabobank , will take place on 19th October 2020 in London. Applications close on 6th May 2020.

Building on the experience of the previous three years, the scope of this 2020 event has been broadened to include food-tech investment.

KTN is seeking innovative Agri-Food Tech companies to take part in a training programme, ahead of potential selection, to present at the showcase event. More than 70% of the companies who provided feedback on the 2018 programme said it had raised their profile and investor readiness. In addition, five companies collaborated with others within the training cohort and two were successful in securing additional Innovate UK funding.

All companies selected for the training programme will benefit from the opportunity to pitch to Tom Ritchie of Rabobank ahead of the showcase and can also benefit from additional training sessions hosted by Luke Halsey at Farm491.

CHAP member Small Robot Company, which took part in a previous event said: “The programme allowed us to focus on AgTech specific funding opportunities and understand their motivations.”

KTN is hoping to target and co-promote to the largest cohort of Agri-Food Tech Investors likely to be assembled in the UK to date at the showcase event on 19th October.

The event has been timed to coincide with the World Agri-Tech Summit and the Future Food-Tech Summit taking place later in the week, providing greater opportunity for international investors to participate and for them to see some of the leading UK Agri-Food Tech companies showcasing their business opportunities.

Applications must be completed by 23.59 on Wednesday 6th May 2020 and successful applicants who will be invited to participate in the programme will be notified by 15th May 2020.

For more information go to Agri-Food Tech Investment Showcase 2020.

 

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