Funding programme for career researchers with an interest in science entrepreneurship
Deep Science Ventures and the University of Edinburgh have launched the Food & Agriculture Science Transformer (FAST) programme to design and launch a contingent of innovative high growth start-ups operating exclusively in the agriculture sector. They are currently recruiting people with specialist domain knowledge who want to co-found agritech companies. No prior IP or “idea” required, but they are definitely looking for potential founders who want to build technology companies around with their larger Agriculture thesis on Restorative Cultivation.
Applications are open on a rolling basis, with decisions normally made in 2 weeks. To find out more, click here.
About the partnership
This partnership brings the Roslin Institute’s world-leading facilities and expertise in functional genomics, animal disease, and veterinary clinical biosciences together with Deep Science Ventures’ unique venture design process to identify critical commercial and technical approaches around which high growth ventures and teams can be built. Our aim is to identify and bring together entrepreneurial scientists, academic advisors and investors to design and build new companies in agriculture.
Who’s it for?
The programme is open to early career researchers and industry professionals with interest in science entrepreneurship. We are not looking for ideas, but for highly driven people with expertise in agricultural technologies and an overwhelming desire to change the way things are done.
How does it work if I don’t have an idea?
We are not looking for IP or any sort of business plan. Simply review which of the three Opportunity Areas (OAs) below you are most excited about and for which you have relevant experience. Click on each area to learn more.