Friday, May 20, 2011

Events in May & June

Cereals 2011

15-16 June 2011, Boothby Heath, Lincolnshire LN5 0AS

Several CPPS partners will be exhibiting.
For details and registration see

Cambridge Conservation Forum:
Summer Symposium "Landscape and localism: future directions in habitat management"

23 June 2011, 9:00-17:30, Judge Business School, Cambridge CB2 1AG

For details and registration see

Open Days of CPPS Partners


A series of Open Days and Workshops relevant to CPPS interests are run by NIAB-TAG over the summer, starting 23 May 2011. For full list and links, please see


Three Open Days relevant to CPPS interests are run by ADAS in June, the event in Cambs in on

9 June 2011, 11:00-16:00, Boxworth, Cambridge, CB23 4NN

For full list and links, please see

Rothamsted Research: Broom's Barn Research Centre Open Day

28 June 2011, 9:30-16:30, Higham, Bury St. Edmunds, IP28 6NP

For details and registration see

Funding Opportunities

TSB Nutrition for Life Call

This call aims to stimulate innovation in the food and drink sector.

Closes: 29 June 2011

£6.25m will be available to support feasibility and collaborative R&D projects that enable the development of innovative technologies and processes, with an emphasis on the provision of 'healthy' and 'safe' foods. Proposals should be business led and must clearly present the benefits to business.

Up to £500k is available for small-scale technical feasibility studies in early stage, high risk, applied research, with each project attracting up to £25k funding. Projects may be undertaken by a single business or with one other entity (either business or academia), and are expected to last three to six months.

Up to £5.75m is available for collaborative R&D projects that are led by a business of any size and undertaken by consortia comprising at least two partners (either business or academia). Total project costs will be £100k - £500k and they are likely to last between one and three years.

For further information see:

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Summer CPPS Event at NIAB 14 July

Registration now open:
Summer CPPS Event at NIAB - Crops and Climate Change
Workshop Day with Tour of NIAB's Innovation Farm

Come and join us for this Summer's CPPS Workshop Day on 'Crops and Climate Change'!

NIAB's Innovation Farm, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0LE

Thu 14 July 2011, 9:30-16:00

Who will be speaking?

John Spink (Head of Crop Science Dept., Teagasc Crops)

Andy Challinor (Institute of Climate and Atmosphere Science, Leeds)

Richard Summers (Leader on Cereal Breeding, RAGT)

Eric Ober (Group Leader Crop Physiology, Broom’s Barn-Rothamsted Research)

What else is on?

* Poster booster sessions - please bring posters of your work to discuss with other delegates!

* A guided tour round NIAB's Innovation Farm in the afternoon

* Lots of opportunity for networking over coffee, tea and during lunch

How do I register?

Easiest via web-registration:; payment can also be arranged via phone (01223 342344; Angus Hamilton), or email ( As a CPPS contact you will be registered at the discounted rate of £30 + VAT. For non-payment related enquiries please contact Claire Pumfrey ( or BeatrixSchlarb-Ridley (

I want to bring a poster!

Excellent – we would like to have posters from as many delegates as possible. Please email your poster title to Claire Pumfrey ( after you have registered.