Agritech Business Centre
Conference Centre

Business Support Services

As part of the Rothamsted Enterprises community, you will enjoy access to our extensive network of corporate and international collaborative partners including agri-tech research institutions in developing economies and multinational agri-tech companies with whom we have a number of major research projects.

With our extensive experience of working within the research sector, we can introduce you to high growth coaching and mentoring as well as grant and private sector funding advice to promote successful business development. Our experts can help you find the right local business support professionals and agencies to suit you.

We run regular vibrant seminar programmes focused on multiple themes, including:

  • Science briefings addressing hot topics in agriculture
  • Business skills workshops covering topics such as IP, contracts, marketing, funding and others

As a BBSRC funded research campus, we have strong links with the biotech research communities at the Norwich Research Park, the Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh and Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge. We are also a member of a number of national and international sector-specific networks including AgritechE  and the Hertfordshire Science Partnership.


Rothamsted Enterprises are members of Farm491, a leading UK based AgriTech incubator and innovation space based at the Royal Agricultural University. They support entrepreneurs as they advance their business with potential for impact in the agricultural sector. Through membership, entrepreneurs are rooted in the Farm491 ecosystem of farmers, industry partners, investors, mentors and like-minded entrepreneurs, enabling them to create a business that works for the Agricultural sector.

Our Farm491 membership means that our tenants receive a bespoke package of support to help them scale, including:

• One-to-one strategic support around developing a scalable agri-food business helping solve any pain point.
• Workshops covering key topics including: prototype & manufacturing, market research, accessing international markets, pitching and funding strategies.
• Access to key stakeholders such as farmers, industry & investors.
• Being part of a community of AgriTech entrepreneurs to share with and learn from.

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