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Barn4 is NIAB's Agritech Start-up Incubator

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Barn4 is the Agritech Incubator at NIAB. We provide a space for start-ups and spin-outs to grow with the support of one of the world’s leading crop science research centres.
Members of Barn4 can take office and laboratory space across two sites and have the opportunity to access the other facilities across both sites. Members can also benefit from access to NIAB’s technical experts to support the development of technology and to guide early stage companies through the complexities of the agricultural sector.
Being a part of the NIAB community provides an unparalleled springboard for ambitious companies to grow and flourish in the Agritech sector.

The NIAB Group is the UK’s fastest growing crop science organisation, having trebled in size over the past decade through a strategic programme of investment, merger and acquisition. Founded in 1919, and with a longstanding international reputation for expertise in plant varieties and seeds, today NIAB’s scientific capabilities span the crop improvement pipeline; from underpinning research required to develop higher yielding more climate resilient crops through to the extensive trials data, agronomy expertise and advice needed to ensure these advances are transferred effectively onto farm.


NIAB Expertise

NIAB is at the forefront of
• Plant genetics and genomics
• Variety breeding
• Crop protection
• Physiology
• Pathology and entomology
• Soil science
• Precision agronomy
• Production systems, and
• Data science
across the arable, forage and horticulture sectors.

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