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The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s ancient universities. One of the world’s leading research universities, it is ranked fourth in the UK for research excellence. The University is a member of both the Russell Group, and the League of European Research Universities, a consortium of 21 research universities in Europe. It has the third largest endowment of any university in the United Kingdom, after the universities of Cambridge and Oxford. The University of Edinburgh has an outstanding history of discovery, invention and innovation. In biological sciences, The College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, the UK’s only joint medical and veterinary school, is internationally renowned for basic-to-clinical translational research. The College has a history of interdisciplinary research and a commitment to the concept of one health, explicitly linking biomedicine and veterinary medicine. Impact occurs in the areas of human and animal health and welfare, and the College’s reach extends to influencing policy and international impact, providing valuable, wide-ranging medical and veterinary solutions.

The British Innovation Fund is an investment fund managed by Milltrust International LLP, an award-winning investment firm located in London and Singapore. Subadvisors to the fund are Milltrust Agricultural Investments and Future Planet Capital, an investor-led, co-investment platform giving the world’s largest investors scale-efficient access to innovation, investing with and alongside the best managers in top university clusters to address and profitably impact the world’s biggest challenges. Milltrust Agricultural Investments has assembled an experienced team that has been investing institutional capital for two decades leveraging assets into agriculture associated projects.

JB Equity is a private equity, investment house and advisory organisation that focuses exclusively on Agribusiness, Aquaculture and AgTech. JB Equity invests in companies with technologies, brands, distinctive know-how and a sustainable competitive advantage with significant growth potential. JB Equity’s partners are senior agribusiness experts who combine technical and operational skills with experience from investment management, corporate finance and new business venturing. JB Equity is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is headquartered in Edinburgh, and maintains partner offices in China, Thailand and the United States.