We are planning a great programme for this year, but in the meantime a huge thank you to everyone who hosted, organised or attended events for Agri-Tech Week 2017.
Events ranged from water catchments and metaldehyde, to adding value to horticultural waste, discussions about agricultural economics and tractor tyre innovations – we were so pleased to see so many people taking part in the week of activities.
“I came here with a specific goal – to meet farmers to recruit into a new soils project – and I’ve achieved it,” a delegate from a major agri-research organisation…
Tomatoes, strawberries and other crops grown undercover are a rich source of active plant ingredients such as lycopene, anticyanins and isoflavones that are used in the cosmetic and health industries….
“Soil compaction is probably the most significant challenge to all crop development,” says Bill Basford, Independent Mechanisation Specialist. Bill will be giving advice about matching tyres and pressure to soil…
Agri-Tech Week 2018
To celebrate innovation across the region we have a week of agri-tech events from 5-9 November 2018 so varied that there was 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, researchers and government. It was founded in 2014 by Agri-Tech East, the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association and the Suffolk Agricultural Association.
Agri-Tech Week also provides an opportunity to welcome new collaborators, customers and partners to the east of England’s agri-tech ecosystem, and features events, visits, workshops and discussions across the east of England, as well as Agri-Tech East’s REAP conference in Cambridge.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained – but what can you afford to lose? The role of public money in de-risking the development and adoption of new technologies was recognised recently with the announcement of £90M investment into agri-tech via the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.
The funding is designed to bring together business, farmers and academics to help explore the commercial potential of new tech ideas, demonstrate innovative agri-tech projects (and how they will work in practice), as well as building a new bilateral research programme for international collaborations.