The John Innes Centre has said that it is reaping the benefits of its membership of Agri-Tech East, an organisation that brings together crop growers, scientists and entrepreneurs.
The centre joined Agri-Tech East in February but only announced its membership on 21 April. Gordon Jamieson, the centre’s director of knowledge exchange and commercialisation, said the centre had already increased its engagement with small and medium-sized businesses as a result of its membership.
“Not only have [businesses] accessed grant funding, but they have also created new jobs, recruiting some of our former students. Ultimately this will increase their competitiveness and secure a robust agricultural sector in East Anglia,” Jamieson added.