For over 170 years engaging and collaborating with others has been at the heart of what we do. We strive to close the gap between industry and academia and accelerate innovation to deliver meaningful impact for all. At Rothamsted Research we believe that the big challenges facing society can only be met if we work together.
We have a track record in working with other academic researchers, policy makers, non-governmental organisations and businesses to exchange ideas and expertise and translate our research into solutions that meet the needs of industry and society. We are a truly multidisciplinary organisation.
Perhaps you are interested in jointly applying for funding? Or perhaps seeking answers to questions that can be solved by collaborative research? In developing closer links between business and academia we aim to help deliver solutions to global agri-food challenges.
Solving the biggest challenges in global agriculture requiring a long term approach. We listen and work with strategic partners, who share our commitment, to achieve common goals for the future of food security and take big ideas through to impact.
To explore how we can work together, please contact Bianca Forte.
Contact us to explore how supporting a studentship can deliver the knowledge and expertise of our scientists and accelerate solutions to the problems of modern agriculture within the context of a mutually beneficial research collaboration between your business and Rothamsted.
To find out more please contact Donna Fellowes.
IMPACT IN THE FIELD
Making sure that Rothamsted Research’s outputs are applicable ‘in the field’ and generate real impact is crucial. To help us achieve this we actively seek innovative farmers and agronomists to join and inform our research.
For more information, please contact our Knowledge Exchange Team.
INNOVATIONS FOR COMMERCIALISATION
Rothamsted has a number of innovations suitable for partners to take forward into the marketplace. Some of our exciting technologies are below. We’d love to talk to you about your interests.
Please contact Andrew Spencer for more information.
Using cutting-edge genetics, Rothamsted scientists led by Professor Johnathan Napier have developed a variety of the oil seed plant Camelina sativa that produces the long-chain Omega 3 oils EPA and DHA. These oils have proven health benefits for humans, but can normally only be found in the oceans. Our technology will address this by allowing these oils to be produced on land for the first time.
IMPROVING CROP PERFORMANCE
Working with Oxford University, Rothamsted scientists led by Dr Matthew Paul have identified a new way of significantly increasing yield and resilience in crops. This technology has the potential to contribute to our efforts to help feed the world’s increasing population.
NOVEL PEST CONTROL
Rothamsted scientists led by Professor John Pickett and Dr Mike Birkett are at the forefront of research into novel attractants and repellents for insects. This has led to the development of a number of novel pest control technologies.