The ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) region is emerging as a major hub for agri-food and innovation and there are increasing opportunities for innovative businesses to be successful in the areas of advanced agri-food and food solutions.
Through funding and technology transfers, the Singapore government supports local farmers in transforming and adopting technology to intensify output and attracting foreign entrepreneurs to its shores. As a result, it is an ideal gateway to Asia for innovative UK businesses.
The Global Business Innovation Programme Singapore, Gateway to Asia is currently open for applications, with an application deadline of Sunday 9th January 2022. The programme consists of a preparation phase, a five-day innovation visit to Singapore, a post-activity workshop and follow-up support for approximately 12 months from an Innovate UK EDGE Innovation and Growth Specialist.
Following the January application deadline, applicants must be available for the following: pre-visit workshops on Wednesday 2nd February 2022 and in the week commencing 28th Feb 2022, an Innovation visit between 26th March and 2nd April 2022, and an Exploitation Workshop in June.
Successful applicants will focus on three main phases over the 12-month programme including:
Getting ready for the market, exploration of the innovation opportunities and exploition of the opportunity.
Applications are invited from agri-food tech businesses involved in, but not limited to, controlled environment agriculture, alternative proteins production, aquaculture and food waste.
Successful participants can expect to explore agri-food opportunities in Singapore, gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities of doing business in Singapore, find potential innovation collaborators and improve your company value proposition to international partners and investors.
All applications should be made online through the Innovate UK EDGE website and received no later than Sunday 9th January 2022.
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