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Rothamsted Research

Situated on a 400-hectare site in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, our campus has been home to Rothamsted Research for more than 175 years. Famous as the birthplace of man-made fertilisers, modern statistical analysis, and pyrethroid insecticides, today the Institute strives to create a world which produces more food from less land without harming the planet.

Combining globally important scientific heritage with state-of the art facilities, Rothamsted is home to the world’s longest running field experiments as well as the very latest in bioscience facilities – with expertise in bioimaging, microscopy, molecular analysis, metabolomics, proteomics, gene editing and automated field phenotyping to name just a few.

Just 30 minutes from central London by train and 20 minutes from Luton Airport by car, Rothamsted Enterprises’ tenant companies also have access to over 1000m² of glasshouse space, an environment-controlled building, containment facilities and an insectary unit that features the UK’s most extensive aphid collection.


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SHAKE Climate Change

We’re not a typical fund. Imagine us more like a family – nurturing collective potential to create something truly amazing, leveraging world class expertise in science, tech and business. We have a shared passion and a collective ambition to tackle climate change. We believe we have the drive, determination and courage to push the boundaries of the food and farming industry.

We’ll support you and your bright ideas, providing you with care, mentorship and advice well beyond the initial funding to turn your ventures into a reality. The SHAKE team are committed to working with entrepreneurs to help build their business. Each member is giving their time and expertise to entrepreneurs taking on the challenges of climate change in agriculture and pushing the boundaries of food and farming.

We are looking for Founders (or co-founders) of early stage ventures with exciting, original, and viable business ideas in agriculture and food production.

Calls for applications opening soon.

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Contact Information

Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden

Phone: +44 (0) 1582 938 334


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