United Kingdom, 2 October 2020
Insect Technology Group takes part in £10 million Government funded research project – largest public private consortium of its kind.
We are pleased to announce that the Insect Technology Group has received research funding from UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) as part of its Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: Transforming Food Production (TFP) programme.
The TFP challenge aims to set UK food production systems on the trajectory to net zero emissions by 2040. The overarching aim of the project is to help UK farmers reduce carbon emissions, improve productivity and profitability, and showcase UK food production as leading the way in science and sustainability.
The Insect Technology Group (ITG) team is excited to work alongside excellent partners including Fera, Agricultural Industries Confederation and Zero Waste Scotland on the Insectrial Revolution Project. The project applies a data-driven approach to comprehensively model and showcase to entrepreneurs, governments, and agricultural stakeholders the industrial opportunity for insect protein and waste management at scale in the UK.
A package of £10 million has been made to the UK government funded consortium – the largest ever state research grant in the insect protein space. The team includes a range of insect technology businesses and stakeholders from across the food production value chain including Tesco and AB Agri, and the universities of Stirling, Durham and Warwick.
The ITG team is excited to play its part in this ambitious team which will also examine production, processing and genetics with Entocycle, Better Origin and BetaBugs. With the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre and Cooke Aquaculture, the project has excellent support for its fish nutrition and health trials.
ITG is grateful to the British government for its support in developing sustainable insect solutions as part of the UK’s net zero climate change goals.
Read more about what we do here – www.insecttechnologygroup.com – and discover how we harness the power of insects to help repair the future.