Agri-Tech Week 2019: 4th - 8th November 2019
To celebrate innovation across the agri-tech cluster we have a week of events, visits, workshops and discussions from 4-8 November 2019. The programme is so varied that there will be something to interest everyone.
Agri-Tech Week also provides an opportunity to welcome new collaborators, customers and partners to the east of England’s agri-tech ecosystem and includes Agri-Tech East’s REAP conference on Wednesday 6th November 2019.
Agri-Tech Week is a partnership initiative, founded in 2014 by Agri-Tech East, the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association and the Suffolk Agricultural Association.
See below an overview of Agri-Tech Week events for 2019 (click the links for more details)
Follow Agri-Tech Week on Twitter: #ATW19
Monday 4th November
13.00 – 16.00 Collaborating to drive Agri-Tech Innovation on the NRP – Norwich Research Park
18.00 – 20.00 Getting Value from AI in agriculture with Dr Matthew Smith, Microsoft Research – Institute for Agricultural Management / University of Lincoln
Tuesday 5th November
13.30 – 18.00 Inspiring the next generation of agri-tech innovation – Rothamsted Research/University of Herts
Wednesday 6th November
10.00 – 17.00 REAP conference – Innovating towards One Agriculture – Agri-Tech East
Thursday 7th November
09.00 – 12.30 Irrigation and Evaporation – The Latest in Best Practice and Agri-Tech – (Norfolk) AHDB
13.00 – 17.30 Agri-Tech in Action – Easton and Otley College / RNAA
Friday 8th November
11.45 – 16.00 Baby leaf – a growing resource from field to tunnel – NIAB
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This Agri-Tech Week event showcases agri-tech innovation from across the Norwich Research Park (NRP) around the theme of climate resilience in agriculture.
The NRP's six science partners form an international centre of excellence in life and environmental sciences research, with particular strengths in plant and microbial sciences, genetics and genomics, climate and geo-sciences and food, health and human nutrition.
The event includes contributions from the John Innes Centre, UEA, Earlham Institute, and NRP tenants.Find out more »
This Agri-Tech Week event will be a presentation by Dr Matthew Smith, Director of Business Development at Microsoft, will explore what AI is, how agriculture will get value from AI and how the technology will enable “farm to fork” transformation.
The event is hosted by Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) Riseholme Campus. LIAT has expertise in many areas but is particularly well known for its work in robotics.
Its scientists are integrating cutting-edge 3D imaging and automation into harvesting and weeding technologies, while colleagues are investigating the genetic code of food borne pathogens.Find out more »
This Agri-Tech Week workshop discuss a number of agri-tech funding schemes and provides an opportunity to hear from some of those who have benefited from them.
Hosted by Rothamsted Research in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire and supported by the Green Triangle.
One of the funding opportunities to be discussed at the event is the SHAKE Climate Change programme. It is specifically designed to attract entrepreneurs or start-ups who have developed early stage science or tech-based ideas that can have a significant impact on climate change.Find out more »
Innovating towards One Agriculture - REAP is the flagship conference for Agri-Tech East.
Agri-Tech East is arguing that human health, animal health, ecosystems and food production are inextricably linked by best practice in farming. Healthy soils can help mitigate or acerbate the impacts of climate change. The choice of crop and its cultivation can determine if food production becomes vulnerable or resilient to disease risk and extreme weather events.
So is “One Agriculture” the answer? We think it might be.
Experts from different spheres will explore how the agri-food system of the 21st Century will require a combination of new technologies, improved knowledge, enabling policies and regulations, as well as collaborative, innovative thinking.Find out more »
There have been several times over recent years where the gap between demand for water and the capacity to supply has become worryingly narrow.
In July 2019 the AHDB Water Resources Management Scientist, Nicola Dunn, said: “Following last year’s drought and a dry winter, we’ve been monitoring the water resource situation closely this season. Earlier in the year we warned that irrigation may be interrupted later in the season. While there has been some rainfall, water resources are still challenged particularly in the east and south east of the country."
Against this background, this Agri-Tech Week event, hosted by AHDB, is looking at effective use of irrigation and best practice for soil and water management for farmers and growers in East AngliaFind out more »
Agri-Tech Week event will include: Farming for the future with Vaderstad seed eye; GPS monitoring for livestock and crop nutrition without fertiliser.
The event is co-hosted by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) and Easton and Otley College.
The RNAA is one of the oldest county associations, being founded in 1847, and it is very supportive of education to encourage careers in agriculture.
Easton and Otley College was established to meet the needs of the agricultural and land based industries and provides a range of courses for school leavers and others looking to return to education and training.Find out more »
Evolving salad genetics, innovation in hydroponics, field cultivation of baby leaf, novel cultivation practices and market trends are to be discussed in this interactive workshop hosted by NIAB.
Speakers will include: Elsom Seeds, Saturn Bioponics, NIAB and the University of Essex.Find out more »