The East of England, 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…)
Agrii, Throws Farm Technology Centre, Stebbing, CM6 3AQ, 22 June, 2016 The judging panel has short-listed 6 finalists for GROW, the UK’s only agri-tech business plan competition, and you are warmly invited to the final on 22nd June at Agrii’s R&D HQ to hear their pitches to the judges and find out more about the UK’s newest agri-tech business ideas. The...
Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich, NR5 0TT, 29-30 June, 2016 The Royal Norfolk Show is the county’s biggest event of the year and attracts tens of thousands of visitors from not just the region but all over the UK. It’s a time to see Norfolk at its best, to network, to do business, to learn about Norfolk’s wonderful landscape and...
Elevden Farms Ltd, 5 July, 2016 Strategic Potato (SPot) Farm open day see the latest innovation and practical research being demonstrated. There is the option to attend either a morning (AM) or afternoon session (PM). The same content will be repeated for both. Each session will be further broken down into small expert tours around all the...
56 Church Street, Thriplow, Nr Royston, SG8 7RE, 13 July, 2016 Calling all farmers and scientists aged 18-30! Join us for our next free-to-attend Young Innovator’s meeting in Cambridge this July. Designed to help farmers and scientists understand more about each other’s worlds, the Forum organises informal events in the lab and the field aimed at helping bridge the gap between...
NIAB Park Farm, Villa Road, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9NZ, 11 October, 2016 From delicate “soft” robotics mimicking manual picking, to larger scale precision management in open fields, what is the role and potential for robotics in the industry? We'll be hearing from speakers from Harper Adams University, the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering, and the University of Lincoln School of Computer...
East of England, 7-11 November, 2016 This year's Agri-Tech Week is taking place from 7th - 11th November 2016, and will feature events across the East of England, including Agri-Tech East's own conference, REAP, on the 9th November. Keep checking back for event announcements and more information! Read more about Agri-Tech Week 2015 here. Find out about...
Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre, 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...
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Meeting at REAP 2015 leads to business opp
Andrew Francis, Senior Farms Manager at Elveden Farms, was looking for a way to track produce from field to store electronically to replace paper records. When he heard Abby Schlageter of tech.vidacycle pitch in the Start-Up Showcase at REAP 2015 – he knew he had found a potential solution.
Technology – literally the “science of craft” is the collection of techniques, skills, methods and processes used in the production of goods or the accomplishment of objectives. Just as the Green Revolution of the 1970’s used new technology – knowledge of biology and chemistry – to increase UK wheat production by £75m per annum so we can again. With new thinking we can break the current cycle of low profitability and waste.
It’s time for a new agricultural revolution. Nearly every other industry sector – retail, publishing, banking, communications – has been radically changed over recent years through the application of disruptive technology and the same can happen in agriculture. The cost of innovation is falling and it is possible to cherry-pick the technology that has been proven to work in other sectors.