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Agri-Tech Week: Collaborating to drive Agri-Tech Innovation on the Norwich Research Park

November 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Collaborating to drive Agri-Tech Innovation on the NRP

Climate resilience in agriculture is one of the themes of this Agri-Tech Week event, which  aims to showcase agri-tech innovation from the research institutes and companies based at Norwich Research Park.

The Norwich Research Park’s (NRP) 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 campus stretches from the University of East Anglia (UEA) to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH) and includes a number of research institutes the Earlham Institute (EI), Quadram Institute Bioscience (QIB), John Innes Centre (JIC) and the Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL).  It has attracted a good number of early stage companies as tenants and they benefit from access to the expertise and capitally intensive equipment located on the park.

More information about the research facilities.

The workshop will have a series of short presentations and discussions.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Introduction to Norwich Research Park, Nick Goodwin, Norwich Research Park
  • Challenge of foliar diseases in UK sugar beet production, Mark Stevens, British Beet Research Organisation
  • Analysis of invading pathogen genetic diversity for signs of adaptation, Mark McMullan, Earlham Institute
  • Progress towards weatherproofing agriculture and horticulture, in the UK and beyond, Stephen Dorling, Weatherquest
  • Anglia Angels and Agri-Tech: early stage capital to commercialise agri-tech innovations from NRP, Hannah Smith, Anglia Capital Group
  • Improving blight resistance and tuber quality in potato using the GM method, Jonathan Jones, The Sainsbury Laboratory
  • Plant protection against bacterial diseases, Jacob Malone, John Innes Centre
  • The impact of hybrid potato breeding on potato science, breeding and industry, Pim Lindhout, Solynta

Confirmed Funding Agencies and Supporters

  • Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme
  • Anglia Capital Group
  • Enterprise Europe  Network
  • European Space Agency Business Applications

The event will bring together the John Innes Centre, UEA, Earlham Institute, and NRP tenants.

3 Basis CPD points will be available for attendees of this event.

More information: – www.norwichresearch park