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Our mission at Rothamsted Enterprises

Our mission is to establish the Rothamsted Campus as the world-leading centre for agritech research and innovation.

Our aims are four-fold:

To ensure financial sustainability

We will deepen and broaden the relationship between UKRI, the Lawes Agricultural Trust and Rothamsted, enhancing the value of this unique research site to commercial scientists while leveraging the use of government investment.

To deliver impact

We will facilitate and enable collaboration by creating opportunities for researchers, SMEs, larger companies, investors, entrepreneurs and business developers to meet and interact to achieve meaningful impact on the local, regional, national and international science and business communities.

To foster relationships

We exist to enable and facilitate strong, long-term, beneficial relationships to develop between our tenants, Rothamsted Research, the business and science communities, as well as our stakeholders and partners.

To align ourselves with Government priorities

We constantly strive to identify ways in which Rothamsted Enterprises can work collaboratively with key partners, to respond to the Industrial Strategy, Hertfordshire’s growth plan, and Vision for Agriculture to meet the government priorities.

Our Strategy Brochure

Read in detail on what we're doing to ensure we fulfil our mission statement and tackle the leading global challenges we face as we enter one of the most critical periods in human history.

Our Stakeholders

Rothamsted Enterprises are owned by Rothamsted Research, BBSRC and the Lawes Agricultural Trust (LAT).

Rothamsted Research, the longest running agricultural research station in the world, has provided cutting-edge science and innovation for nearly 170 years. Its mission is to deliver the knowledge and new practices to increase crop productivity and quality and to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for food and energy production.


BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council), part of UK Research and Innovation, is a unique organisation, central in supporting the UK’s world-leading position in bioscience. As an investor in research and training, with the aim of furthering scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond. It is a major strategic funder in Rothamsted Enterprises and four other research and innovation campuses across the UK.


The Lawes Agricultural Trust (LAT) aids the advancement of agricultural science through providing support for Rothamsted Research and Rothamsted Enterprises, including ownership of land and buildings on the Harpenden site.