Click here to register for Agri-Tech East membership (link opens external site).
Agri-Tech East is the UK’s only regional agri-tech cluster organisation, aimed at bringing together farmers and growers, with scientists and technologists, with entrepreneurs and investors.
Our members come from the whole breadth of the agri-food chain – click here to view demonstration diagram.
See what some of our members say about the benefits of joining Agri-Tech East on our testimonials page.
Membership of Agri-Tech East offers:
- Public association with the UK’s leading and fastest-growing agri-tech cluster organisation
- Alignment with an organisation at the heart of innovation and thought leadership in agri-tech
- Connections to world-leading agri-tech research, innovation and expertise in the public and private sector
- Brokered relationships with potential partners and customers within the cluster across the agri-food supply chain
- An opportunity to inform and accelerate the translation of new innovations from idea to practical adoption
By joining Agri-Tech East, you will be featured as members on our website with a summary of your organisation and an opportunity to gain profile as one of our founding members.
- Discounted delegate rates at our events
Event Member Rate Non Member Rate Pollinators £35 £50 REAP conference £150 £200 SIGs £35 £75
- Members-only priority registration at our annual REAP conference (30% over-subscribed in 2014)
- Use of the “Member of Agri-Tech East” logo
- Access to full event reports via the Publications page on the Agri-Tech East website
- A bespoke offering to help you make the most of your membership (excludes Seedling).
- Access to Finance
Whether you are a small business seeking grant funding to grow, a large business wanting to de-risk a major R&D project, a researcher seeking to access new funding streams, or an entrepreneur wanting to meet investors, we can help you identify the right sources of funding for our Members’ needs. We can de-mystify the complexities of the grant landscape, broker introductions to new collaborators, or introduce you to investors looking to support new businesses. We won’t actually write grant proposals for you, but we will link you to those who can if that’s what you need!
- Raising Your Profile
Being a member of Agri-Tech East positions your organisation as part of the UK’s leading thought leadership community for agri-tech. As well as profile on our special Members’ Page, you could be given opportunities to provide comments in our regular press releases and media communications. You could also appear on our Innovator Spotlight or Leader in the Field features on the Agri-Tech East website. You are also entitled to use our Member logo on your website, demonstrating you are part of the Agri-Tech East community, and will be badged as Members at all our events.
- Networking and Peer-to-Peer Learning
Our events and activities are designed to help increase learning, accelerate adoption of new innovations, and broker relationships with potential partners and customers across the agri-food supply chain. Our BASIS-accredited Pollinators, Special Interest Group events and annual REAP conference provide lots of opportunities to meet new people with different expertise – all committed to helping improve the productivity, profitability and sustainability of agriculture and horticulture. We are passionate about taking technologies out into the field, so some of our events will also be on farms or in workshops to showcase new innovations in action.
You will have access to the Members’ Only part of our Agri-Forum portal on the Agri-Tech East website, which features full write-ups of our events, as well as the opportunity to make further connections through the portal. Members enjoy discounted delegates’ rates to attend all our events, as well as priority booking for our annual the REAP conference.
- Achieving Your Membership Goals
We want your membership of Agri-Tech East to deliver real value to your organisation and staff. When you join, and annually thereafter, we will agree some priorities that we want to achieve together. You may have some target partners you’d like to meet for a strategic growth priority for your business. You may be looking to scope out, identify collaborators and fund a new R&D project. You may be looking to expand your network into new technology or service areas. Or you might be looking to found and grow a new business.
Whatever your goals, we will aim to help you deliver them through your membership of Agri-Tech East.
Our rates for Agri-Tech East membership through to 1st February 2016 are as follows:
Harvest membership (£5000) is for businesses or organisations employing over 500 staff.
Flag membership (£1000) is for businesses or organisations with more than 50 staff.
Tiller membership (£750) is for businesses or organisations over 2 years old and fewer than 50 staff
Seedling membership (£200) is our entry level membership for individuals running their own registered companies, and businesses that are less than 2 years old, or employing fewer than 10 full-time staff
Germinator membership (£25) is for students in full or part-time education, offering attendance at our events (excluding the REAP conference) for just £15 pp
Membership is annual and VAT will be charged in addition.
View a list of our members here.
You can read what some of our members say about the benefits of joining Agri-Tech East on our testimonials page.