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 How can you farm profitably and sustainably? Stuart Knight, NIAB’s Deputy Director, will be giving feedback on the early findings from Sustainable Intensification Research Platform (SIP) project 1 and says that trials on the study farms are revealing some interesting findings. DEFRA launched...
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
Farm map on your smartphone supports connected farm
Hertfordshire farmer Mark Faure Walker was so frustrated by how much time and money he was wasting trying to manage data about his crops that he decided to design an app that would give him access to the information he needed in the field, even without internet access or a mobile signal. (more…)
As this year’s harvest ramps up the early signs are that this is going to be a challenging year, with indications that barley has suffered from the wet spring and low light levels in June and below average yields are also expected for wheat. But with suggestions that the French harvest is looking poorer still and the low pound boosting exports, the final verdict on profitability remains to be seen. Agriculture is increasingly impacted by global factors and our agri-tech cluster is keen to show the world that we are open for business.
A recent report shows the UK agri-tech activities contribute £14.3bn to the UK economy, and generate £13.6bn of UK exports.