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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 enough to win again, it always gives us a warm feeling to be a finalist.

The judges commented that: “Agri-Tech East is an organisation which excels in the distribution of knowledge, bringing together companies of all sizes to share their expertise.

“In the past year it has adopted a global outlook, and works with companies outside of agriculture to transfer their knowledge into the sector. Agri-Tech East has ambitions to grow, and plans to embed new knowledge through both recruitment and research.”

Iceni diagnostics

Prof David Russell and Prof Rob Field of Iceni Diagnostics

Gold dust

Joining us as finalists are Iceni Diagnostics, a spin-out from UEA and JIC, which has developed a cool test for flu which uses a quick dipstick test using sugar labelled with gold.

If the virus is detected it changes colour and it can distinguish between human and avian flu. The test can easily be done on-farm without the need for a lab.

Iceni is working with a network of clinicians and researchers.

Crystal clear 

Also in the running is Lintott Control Systems who work across the water industry to provide advanced waste water control systems.

So we are in fine company!

Find out more about the awards here.