£2.5m (2015-2016) is being provided to two Strategic Partnerships in key sectors with high growth potential: life (animal) sciences and food and drink science. The Strategic Partnerships provide a mechanism to enhance closer collaboration between MRPs and Scottish universities in the context of the Scottish Government single purpose and Government Economic Strategy.
These initiatives aim to strengthen the flow of knowledge from basic through strategic research to meet longer-term stakeholder needs. Their objectives are to deliver international quality science while supporting the growth of the relevant industry sector.
Funding awards to the Strategic Partnerships were made following a competitive tendering process and peer review of the research proposals by scientific and industry experts.
Strategic Partnership on Food and Drink Science
Strategic Partnership for Animal Science Excellence