The Johnson Matthey AgriTech Partnership Project (JMAPP) which is a joint initiative between Johnson Matthey and Cranfield University. For full details see tthis link. This may be an opportunity to secure funding that will provide the support you need to take an innovative product to the next level.
Should you have a product that fall within the categories below (or know of a company that has such a product), please do not hesitate to apply. I am happy to discuss in more detail. Don’t hesitate to contact Rob Simmons at Cranfield University or Gilu George from Cranfield's Research and Innovation Office.
Essentially, Johnson Matthey as a global leader in science, is committed to delivering world-leading solutions for clean air and improved health, while making the most efficient use of our planet's natural resources. Johnson Matthey as a company are investing in ways to utilise its broader expertise in - everything from formulations and coatings to advanced manufacturing techniques – to help develop new opportunities and address critical market challenges in the agricultural sector.
To this end, Johnson Matthey has joined forces with Cranfield University to launch JMAPP to build working relationships with a cohort of entrepreneurs, start-ups and established companies seeking to accelerate the commercialisation of their innovations. JMAPP is now seeking its first round of applicants – deadline is April 11th 2018.
Initially, JMAPP is looking to fund a small number of intensive innovation support projects that address critical barriers facing individuals or companies in validating their product (technical and/or commercial). A package of support (worth an estimated £50k) s available over three months, to be managed and delivered by Cranfield University.
Applications are invited from any entrepreneur, start-up or business with an innovation in:
Two lower priority segments will also be considered: Biological Pesticides and Crop Enhancements.