• Early stage companies showcased at REAP

    Published: 27 November, 2017

    Our popular Start-Up Showcase at REAP highlighted some of the great new ideas and businesses that are bringing new thinking to agri-tech – a summary is below, and more details about each can be found via the links.

    Small Robot Company to offer farming-as-a-service model

    Robots are to be made available in a ‘Farming as a Service’ model. Small Robot Company is to offer a subscription service, which will see the farm ‘digitised’ and with seeding, feeding and weeding managed by robots.

  • Agri-Tech East and AHDB announce new joint position at REAP to accelerate innovation in the field

    Published: 26 November, 2017

    Dr Belinda Clarke and Professor Ian Crute at REAP 2017 Agri-Tech East and AHDB (the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) have announced a joint initiative to accelerate the adoption of…

  • POM flies to the rescue of orchards threatened by lack of pollinators

    Published: 23 November, 2017

    Hairy flies that mimic the behaviour of honeybees are being conscripted by start-up POM to overcome the dramatic decline in pollinators, it was announced at REAP. The fly ‘body doubles’…

  • Supporting innovation at REAP new test detects TB in cattle

    Published: 8 November, 2017

    A year since he first pitched in the REAP Start-Up Showcase (right), Dr Berwyn Clarke, Co-founder of PBD Biotech, was back to announce the first test kit for TB in…

  • CropQuant grows with crop to provide robot eye on performance

    Published: 8 November, 2017

    A small, portable robot that can ‘grow’ with the crop was demonstrated for the first time at REAP. CropQuant, developed by the Zhou Laboratory at the Earlham Institute, provides continuous monitoring…

  • Saving waste in horticulture: optimising resources – 10 November

    Published: 7 November, 2017

    Tomatoes, strawberries and other crops grown undercover are a rich source of active plant ingredients such as lycopene, anticyanins and isoflavones that are used in the cosmetic and health industries….

  • Making agri-tech profitable, productive and sustainable at REAP

    Published: 30 October, 2017

    We will be looking beyond maximising yield at this year’s REAP to explore other ways to boost the value of output and to make agriculture profitable, productive and sustainable. Prof…

  • Glittering prizes

    Published: 20 October, 2017

    Delighted to be short-listed by Eastern Daily Press for its Knowledge Catalyst Award in the 2017 EDP Business Awards. Even if lightening doesn’t strike twice and we are not fortunate…

  • New video supports launch of From Grass Roots to Blue Skies report

    Published: 11 October, 2017

    The Agri-Tech East cluster is generating new ideas that will boost the profitability, productivity and sustainability of agriculture. This is captured in a report From Grass Roots to Blue Skies: A vision…

  • A Vision For Agri-Tech

    Published: 1 October, 2017

      Agricultural production is stalling and the current farming model may be unsustainable but there is potential to make a radical improvement. Agri-Tech East’s members have identified a number of…