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Cultivate Programme

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What is the Business Support?

Cultivate is a virtual ‘pre-accelerator’ programme and will be aimed at young but ambitious businesses operating within the sector, to help them position themselves for future growth.

The Cultivate Programme is fully funded and will run virtually over a ten week period. With half day sessions as well as tailored mentoring support, it provides a structured and fast paced step up for businesses wishing to take their products, processes and services to the next level. It is open to businesses from across the UK and is delivered by Harper Adams University, the UK’s leading agricultural university, supported by Barclays Eagle Labs. This programme focuses on supporting agri-tech and agri-food companies who are ready to take the next step in their business journey, by helping them focus on where they started, where they are now and where they want to be. Some of the core sessions include finance, access to funding, upscaling production, sustainability and routes to market.

The fully funded 10-week programme will include a series of half-day workshops, with topics ranging from vision and sustainability to upscaling production and routes to market.

There will also be further opportunities for one to one discussion as each business will be supported via a specialist mentor. Each mentor will be a sector expert who can help advise and guide the business throughout the 10-weeks.

In addition, for the duration of the programme, participants will gain access to the facilities and services of UK-wide Eagle Labs network, which includes co-working and ‘makerspaces’ for rapid prototyping, with equipment including laser cutters, 3D printers and electronics stations, as well as exclusive access to community events.

If you would like to know more about the programme then please click here.

How to find out more?

Applications are now open to early stage entrepreneurs in the AgriTech sector who are ready to take their business to the next level, with the programme due to start on June 9, 2021.

To find out more or to make an enquiry then please visit

Contact information:

Harper Adams University

Additional information

Closing Date: 09/06/2021

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