The East of EnglandFriday, 1 January 2016 Pollinators are Agri-Tech East’s monthly network meetings. We want to inspire and facilitate discussions between participants with new ideas and fresh thinking. People from all sectors and disciplines welcome—whether you’re a grower, a researcher, technologists or an entrepreneur, come along and join in! (more…)
Sophi Taylor Building, Park Farm, HistonWednesday, 14 September 2016 Delivered in partnership between NIAB and Agri-Tech East In 2014, DEFRA launched its Sustainable Intensification Research Platform (SIP), a collaborative programme bringing together farmers, advisers, researchers, environmental organisations and policy-makers to explore what sustainable intensification means in practical terms at the level of individual farms and for entire landscapes. In...
CambridgeTuesday, 11 October 2016 The use of precision robotics is well established in sectors such as healthcare, oil and gas and defence, and is already making a difference in agriculture and horticulture. As our understanding of machine learning, soft robotics and integration of complex imagery continues to develop, these skills are coming together to...
East of England7-11 November, 2016 To celebrate innovation across the region we have a week of agri-tech events from 7-11th November 2016 so varied that there is something to interest everyone. Agri-Tech Week is a partnership initiative to showcase excellence in innovation across the agri-tech value chain, brokering links and fostering new relationships between businesses,...
Wellcome Genome Campus Conference CentreWednesday, 9 November 2016 Agri-Tech East REAP Conference - INNOVATION FOR AN AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ The annual REAP conference is the UK’s leading agri-tech conference bringing together farmers and growers with researchers, innovators and investors. It is held annually as part of Agri-Tech Week, and...
Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1RQ
Aussie Farmscan brings open tech from outback
A technology company that has helped Australian farmers remain profitable, even in the harsh environment of the outback, is opening an office in Cambridge to become part of the Agri-Tech Cluster and to collaborate with UK manufacturers, farmers and technologists.
Callum Chalmers is Business Development Manager for Farmscan AG, providers of electronics that can be used to steer, map, monitor and control spraying, spreading, planting and harvesting machinery.
Necessity is the mother of invention, they say, and these challenging times are driving innovation. As Agri-Tech East celebrates its second birthday we are seeing the agri-tech sector expanding and attracting new players against a background of volatility and uncertainty.Growing pipeline of ideas
We were delighted to see six agri-entrepreneurs hit the finals of GROW, our business plan competition. They had been mentored by our membership to build their understanding of real world issues – improving response times in the 24/7 salad industry, driving down costs in the dairy industry, anticipating the needs of plants before the crop suffers, increasing yields with less water. Although these businesses are still in a nascent state, the competition is gaining traction and helping to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem that will support a growing pipeline of good ideas get to market.