Archive for the ‘RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT’ Category

Stockbridge is on TV

The One Show Photo Sept 15

We are proud and delighted that Stockbridge Technology Centre featured on BBC1’s “The One Show” last night.

Click here and advance to 19 minutes to see Dr. Martin McPherson talking to BBC Gardening expert, Christine Walkden,

about the exciting future that LED lighting affords UK Growers.

Zone Tillage work on min till of vegetables in USA

Crop Site comment on the Pollock report

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Video of LED powered lettuce production in Holland (Deliscious)

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10 new Spark Awards of £5000 for STC to do work for you on any problems to your business. Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network

Do you have a bright idea for a new collaborative project?

Are you part of an small or medium sized enterprise (SME) or University/Research Institute?

If so then our SPARK Award funding competition could be perfect for you. We are releasing up to 10 SPARK Awards as a means to encourage new collaborations between the research community and industry.

How it works

  • The grants, which are of a fixed value of £5,000 (plus any applicable VAT), are awarded to the research partner to tackle a problem relevant to the SME.
  • Projects must be in one of the four market sectors addressed by the Biosciences KTN, namely Domestic Animal Bioscience, Food Technology and Manufacture, Industrial Bioscience, and Plants & Crops.
  • The scheme is designed to provide quick approval with minimal bureaucracy.

How to apply
For more information and to download the application form, please go to the SPARK Awards group on our website.

The deadline for applications is Midnight 14th December 2012.

If you would like assistance finding a collaboration partner or would like to discuss the SPARK Awards in more detail please contact the KTN office on 0131 651 7332 or email

Kind regards

The Biosciences KTN team