University of East Anglia InCrops Programme

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The Adapt Low Carbon Group at the University of East Anglia manages the InCrops Programme, a 7 year £5.2 m project co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The project aims to stimulate the commercialisation of new bio-renewable and low carbon products from plants, algae, and agricultural and food wastes and leverage world class research expertise in environmental, biological, and engineering sciences.

Through the InCrops partnership of 17 academic institutions from across Europe, the programme facilitates the interaction between businesses and exceptional academic expertise in established institutions, resulting in a higher impact from research and added value for business.

InCrops programme is achieving and over-achieving the delivery of its ambitions targets including provision of business support to 316 SMEs, among those to 37 new start-ups, 119 collaborations between SMEs and academic research organisations, and 95 new jobs.

InCrops Programme was nominated by the European Commission in 2013 as a RegioStars finalist in the category Smart Growth.