Registration for GROW has now closed!
Don’t forget to submit your business plan by 29th April 2016 – we can’t accept any plans submitted after that date.
Also, remember to hold the date of 22nd June 2016 for the final!
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.