With an immense amount of activity under our belt since the N8 AgriFood Programme started in 2015, we are now looking for an exceptional Operations Director with a comprehensive understanding of the funding landscape to manage a dynamic team taking our activities to the next level.
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Highlights of the N8 AgriFood Resilience Programme to date:
- We have brought together a community of over 650 researchers working in agri-food across the N8 institutions, complemented by a network of 220 PhD students
- We have implemented two main mechanisms for funding new projects; the Strategic Pump Priming Scheme and the Local Pump Priming Schemes. Together £2.5m has been specifically budgeted to pump prime new activity over the course of the programme. Over £700k has been awarded to catalyse new interdisciplinary collaborations across the N8 and with external stakeholders
- 31 collaborative projects involving researchers across the N8 have been funded. These projects as well as being N2+ involve industry, non-N8 universities, international organisations and international universities. Twelve of these projects have been awarded a total of £6.9m by external funders.