• Royal Norfolk Show launches its first Innovation Trail

    Published: 22 May, 2018

    A simulator for tractor training, the world’s biggest beet eater and a virtual sheep wrangler will be among the highlights of a unique Innovation Trail that showcases technology being demonstrated at the Royal Norfolk Show. To add some fun there will be a challenge to see who can find all the tech stands and tweet a selfie using #AgriInnovation – can you catch ‘em all?

    The trail culminates at the Innovation Hub, where there will be an opportunity to see a selection of latest research and developments hosted by Agri-Tech East and sponsored by the British Beet Research Organisation (BBRO).

  • Innovation Insights at Cereals – an overview of agri-tech

    Published: 3 May, 2018

    Do you want a quick overview of the latest, exciting agri-tech that is emerging in the UK? This year Agri-Tech East and Cereals are partnering to host Cereals’ first ever…

  • Using earthworms as indicators of soil health

    Published: 1 May, 2018

    Earthworms are like the miner’s canary, indicating a problem with the underground world. They are sensitive to pH, water-logging, compaction, rotations, tillage and responsive to applications of organic matter. This…

  • Applying gaming tech to weed busting wins Agri-Tech Hackathon

    Published: 16 April, 2018

    A number of exciting concepts emerged from Agri-Tech East’s first hackathon, which was designed to focus the diverse talents of multi-disciplinary teams on intractable problems in agriculture. The overall winner…

  • Ceres Agritech Knowledge Exchange Partnership to boost multidisciplinary agri-tech research

    Published: 11 April, 2018

    The agri-food research community across the East of England has received a boost with a £4.78m investment in the new Ceres Agritech Knowledge Exchange Partnership. The Ceres Agritech Knowledge Exchange Partnership…

  • New Zealand farmer cooperative LIC meets Agri-Tech East members

    Published: 21 March, 2018

    We were delighted to welcome a board level delegation of farmers, scientists and businesses from LIC, New Zealand’s largest farmer co-operative focusing on herd improvement and agri-tech, to Cambridge this week. The co-operative…

  • New Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator bringing technology into the field

    Published: 20 March, 2018

    Laura Bouvet has been appointed Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator for Agri-Tech East and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB); the first time the two organisations have collaborated in this…

  • Farming by Satellite – competition welcomes new ideas

    Published: 7 March, 2018

    “How can we use satellite technologies to improve agriculture and reduce environmental impact?” – if you have some good ideas or an innovation that uses satellite technology then you have…

  • Chance to shape Defra funding for agri-tech

    Published: 28 February, 2018

    Agri-Tech East is hosting a Defra workshop on 24th April that provides an opportunity for everyone with an interest in agri-tech to help shape the future delivery of funding. The…

  • Business Secretary Greg Clark announces £90 million for agri-tech

    Published: 21 February, 2018

    A new £90 million investment to make it easier for farmers and agricultural supply-chain businesses to embrace technology and innovation has been announced by the Secretary of State for Business,…