Research into drivers, patterns and themes in the agricultural industries conducted by CMI.
Research was conducted to identify current drivers, patterns and themes of innovation activity in the traditional industries of agriculture/horticulture and the wider agri-food industry including agricultural engineering and logistics in Greater Lincolnshire. Drawing on generic research into the drivers of innovation in these sectors CMI conducted a series of stakeholder interviews, focus groups and documentary review to identify key opportunities to support innovation in these sectors in the region. This included a good practice review, gathering information about possible funding sources and identifying regional capacities and to underpin the provision of innovation support for the sector. Recommendations were made to the GLLEP regarding the most effective policy narrative and role within the region and in establishing and sustaining effective relationships and interactions with key funders and policy players.