Rothamsted Research

where knowledge grows

Rothamsted Research has a team dedicated to delivering Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation (KEC).

Our researchers collaborate with a range of governmental organisations, research institutes and companies to develop solutions to meet the needs of industry and society. We engage with industry on a number of different ways, including through: collaborative R&D projects, consultancy work, technology licensing, business incubation and training. This website give an overview of the scope of our impact when working with industry.

With relationships in over 40 countries, Rothamsted Research is a hub of significant international activity. In 2009 the institute was selected to host Embrapa-LabEx in the UK and we are now working with this Brazilian organisation to foster UK-BR collaboration in research and technology development. We have found that this diverse, international mix produces a stimulating research and business environment and are expanding our strategic links to other regions and organisations.

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is our main funder. Our projects are also funded by the Natural Environment Research CouncilEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and Medical Research Council. We have also been involved in a number of projects funded by DefraHGCAHorticultural Development CouncilTechnology Strategy Board, the European Community andUSA Department of Agriculture, as well as not-for-profit organisations such as the Esmee Fairburn FoundationPerry FoundationLawes Agricultural Trust and Royal Society.

Events

A series of events to accelerate innovation and growth in the agri-tech industry in the UK

Patent information

This page contains copies (in English) of our patent applications and granted patents. Due to ongoing examination of patent applications these may not reflect the exact current text of every patent, however if you have an interest in a particular patent please do not hesitate to get in touch with us and we will be happy to provide you with the most recent copy of the patent.

Rothamsted Research Association’s 2014 Summer Meeting

A unique opportunity for UK farmers, agronomists and agricultural manufacturers to meet Prof Achim Dobermann, Rothamsted Research’s new Director and hear about our new developments on campus.

An introduction to protecting IP in Agri-Tech

Join us at this FREE breakfast workshop for an introduction to the steps required to determine if your agri-tech idea or concept should be considered to be patentable, protectable and potentially have commercial value.

Building a regional cluster for global agricultural innovation

Dr Belinda Clarke, Director of Agri-Tech East, will give a talk about this new cluster aimed at improving the international competitiveness and sustainability of plant-based agriculture and horticulture. Join us to learn about opportunities for collaboration, investment and economic growth.

Sustainable Use of Phosphorus Resources in Agriculture

An innovation meeting for stakeholders interested in opportunities for applying new scientific understanding to enable the prediction of long-term availability of phosphate in agricultural soils.

EU funding for agri-tech SMEs

Join us at this FREE breakfast seminar to: learn about the key features of Horizon 2020, the €79 billion EU programme for research & development; get an overview of the calls relevant for companies in the agri-tech sector; and hear practical tips on how to participate on Horizon 2020.

Investment for business growth – The legal side explained

Funding rounds can generate a legacy and impact the exit strategies of entrepreneurs. If you run a potentially high-growth business, joins us at this FREE breakfast seminar to learn about the benefits and pitfalls associated with the different types of equity investment and debt finance available.

Centre for Agri-Informatics and Metrics of Sustainability (AIMS)

A meeting for businesses developing flagship projects for AIMS. Emailbianca.forte@rothamsted.ac.uk if you haven’t been involved with the process so far and want to learn about AIMS and explore whether your business could benefit from this initiative.

Investment for business growth – The legal side explained

Funding rounds can generate a legacy and impact the exit strategies of entrepreneurs. If you run a potentially high-growth business, joins us at this FREE breakfast seminar to learn about the benefits and pitfalls associated with the different types of equity investment and debt finance available.

Free legal surgeries for agri-tech start-ups and SMEs

Would you benefit from discussing legal matters relating to your business with a lawyer? On this day Mark Glenister of JPP Law LLP will be holding free legal surgeries of up to one hour at RoCRE. 

Funding for innovation in agri-biotech

A FREE breakfast seminar covering the range of funding available for progressing ideas at different stages of development, from proof of concept to demonstration, and providing practical tips on how to structure collaborations and write bids in a way to increase the chances of being successful.

Research for resilience in UK farming

Join us to hear from Dr Susannah Bolton, Head of Research and Knowledge Transfer at HGCA, about the key features that make UK crop farming resilient in the face of all the pressures and challenges it faces.

Events

Friday, 21 November, 2014 - 08:30 to 10:30