The Defra Plant Health Evidence and Analysis Team are delighted to share with you the launch of our new Small Business Research Initiative: Plant Health Innovations for Biosecurity. The competition is open to applicants until 11:00 Wednesday 20 December 2023. 

Published by DEFRA on 6th November, businesses can apply for a share of a new funding pot of up to £800,000 launched by Defra and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to devise new solutions and technologies to increase UK biosecurity and protect it from regulated plant diseases and pests.  Please visit the Innovation Funding Service for the full competition specification and application details.