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Pollinator: Bringing The Outside In – Innovating for Controlled Environment Agriculture

March 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Vertical, indoor or urban – the technologies for production of high quality, consistent crops grown in highly controlled conditions are developing rapidly, making indoor commercial production at scale a viable proposition. We’ll be exploring the new technologies, the business models and the potential for scaling, as well as considering the viability of “out of the box” modular solutions for commercial applications and farm diversification opportunities.

Key questions still remain around how to realise the potential of vertical farming in the global food system of the future. Maximising yield, optimising flavour and nutrition, and harnessing new innovations in lighting, automation, plant breeding and systems management are key drivers, so this is a chance to hear the latest developments and discus what is needed to bring indoor production systems to widespread commercial application.

This event will bring together the innovators and the technology developers behind closed production systems and connect them with potential customers, producers and buyers. It will also explore the options for new technologies to enter mainstream production and what this means for the supply chain.

Featuring speakers from Saturn Bioponics, GrowUp Farms, Phytoponics, Aponic and the UK’s first vertical farming test centre, this event is the UK’s first controlled environment farming convention aimed at all elements of the value chain.

Exhibition places are available, please get in touch to book your place.

This event will take place from 10am-4pm.

Booking & Cost:

This event is £50 for members of Agri-Tech East, and £75 for non-members. Please note the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event.

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Basis CPD points will be available for attendees of this event. Click to book now.


March 19, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Rothamsted Research
Rothamsted Research
Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2JQ United Kingdom
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