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CambPlants Hub

A networking organisation for plants-related research and impact

You are invited to a Translational Funding Morning to learn about the latest funding schemes in plant sciences, agriculture, animal health, food security and conservation.



Elevator Pitches Fully Booked!

This is also an excellent opportunity to network with academics, industry and research council representatives and find the right collaborator!

  • Are you an academic seeking funding to help put your science into practice?
  • Do you want to find and create collaborative work opportunities with industry? 
  • Are you a business interested in working with academic resources to finding novel solutions?
  • Are you a funder helping create impact from research?

Register here

The Programme

09:00         Registration and Refreshments 

09:25         Welcome and Introduction - Professor Andy Neely, PVC Enterprise & Business Relations, University of Cambridge

09:30         Funding in the UK      

Chair: Professor Andy Neely, PVC Enterprise & Business Relations, University of Cambridge


  •  BBSRC (Adam Staines, Head of Agriculture and Food Security)
  •  Innovate UK (Callum Murray, Programme Leader, Sustainable Agriculture and Food)
  •  KTN   (Chris Danks, Knowledge Transfer Manager, AgriFood)
  • Q&A

10:10         Global Opportunities 

Chair: Dr Mark A Holmes, Reader in Microbial Genomics & Veterinary Science & Director of Studies in Clinical Veterinary Medicine

  • Post Brexit Opportunities (Renata Schaeffer, Assistant Director, Biological Sciences, University of Cambridge)
  • EIT Food (Becky Nadal, Strategic Project Manager, University of Reading)
  • Newton Fund – Global Challenges Research Fund (Claire Goldstraw, Head ODA Research Management Team)
  • Q&A

10:50         Networking Break     

11:20         Elevator Pitches         

Chair: Professor Howard Griffiths, Professor of Plant Ecology, Co-chair Global Food Security Strategic Research Initiative

  • University of Cambridge and Industry representatives give 2-min flash presentations

12:30         Networking Lunch      

13:30         One-to-One Meetings*

Read all about last event in 2015 here.

This is an exclusive opportunity to talk directly to Funders and Potential Collaborators.

BBSRcinnovate ukKTNNewton    Newton  eu

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Thursday, 20 July, 2017 - 09:30 to 14:00
Contact name: 
Mariana Fazenda
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
01223 333956
Event location: 
Sainsbury Laboratory, Bateman St, Cambridge CB2 1LR [PARKING BATEMAN ST]