Johnson Matthey Agritech Partnership Programme (JMAPP) in association with Cranfield University

An example of a novel innovation model in the Agritech sector with a tripartite approach involving a University, a corporate & SMEs

Gilu George
Cranfield University

Debra Jones
Johnson Matthey

Andrew Thompson
Cranfield University

Leon Terry
Cranfield University

Background and Objectives
Cranfield is a specialist postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management. Johnson Matthey is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With a new pilot partnership programme we brought together the combined power of Cranfield and Johnson Matthey to give support to individuals and companies that are hungry to bring their products quickly to market. We believe collaboration and partnership are central to creating real, long-term value. The objective of this collaboration was to encourage innovation and help developing great ideas into sustainable new products and technologies that will benefit us all. JMAPP aimed at giving committed individuals, startups and growth companies, the opportunity to develop their product or idea within an intense programme of scientific and management support. The pilot programme reflected Johnson Matthey’s continued commitment to collaborating with organisations throughout the innovation ecosystem to develop breakthrough ideas, drawing upon their knowledge and networks to utilise their core science expertise in new opportunities for growth. With this pilot programme we brought together the combined power of Cranfield and Johnson Matthey to give support to individuals and companies that are hungry to bring their products quickly to market.