• Agri-Tech East 2018 Events

    East of England

    Monday, 1 January 2018

    Jargon used by technologists can be an obstacle to its adoption, so we are busting it this year by selecting the most relevant of the emerging technology streams and exploring its value for agriculture. Farming also has its ‘in phrases’ and we will de-mystify these and see how value can be...
  • Counting the Cost, Value and Benefits of Natural Capital in Agriculture

    Norwich Research Park, Centrum, Norwich, NR4 7UG

    Wednesday, 24 January 2018

    Defining the benefits we get from nature is not easy. Attempts to develop metrics to quantify the “sustainability” of agriculture, the “health” of soils and the “benefits” from certain insects, for example, remain a Holy Grail for research and industry, and often rely on anecdote and observation to demonstrate impact....
  • Smart Farming: The ‘AI’m of Machine-to-Machine Learning in Agriculture

    Eagle Labs, Chesterton Road, Cambridge

    Tuesday, 20 February 2018

        Can machines be taught to spot diseased crops and weeds and take action to solve the problem? So-called machine learning is already being used to spot patterns and make decisions – in fraud detection, advertising and self-driving vehicles, and it is poised to be the next new decision...
  • PIPS, Jobs and Opps – Member Give-Get Exchange 2018

    Sophi Taylor Building, NIAB, Park Farm, Villa Road, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9NZ

    Thursday, 15 March 2018

    Calling All Members! The ever-expanding Agri-Tech East network is growing at an unprecedented rate, and we are keen to help our members make the most of being part of the UK's largest and longest-established agri-tech network. Our latest FREE exclusive member-only event will bring together some of the brightest PhD...
  • SMART-AKIS workshop: Finding the Funding – The Research and Business Guide to Smart Agri-Tech Finance

    King's Lynn Innovation Centre, Innovation Drive, King's Lynn, PE30 5BY

    Thursday, 22 March 2018

    The public, private and charitable sectors have a range of support mechanisms to help agri-tech R&D, business growth, travel, training and to facilitate collaborations. In our final workshop in partnership with Smart -AKIS, we’ll be looking at some of the options available for smart farming innovation and development – for...
  • Pollinator: Trust, Provenance and Blockchain – impacts and opportunities for agriculture

    The Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Bateman Street, Cambridge CB2 1LR

    Tuesday, 24 April 2018

    Blockchain and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are, according to reports, poised to transform the financial industry, providing a secure global footprint of transactions and records. How could blockchain technologies help farmers and growers cut down on red tape, make record keeping easier and help them demonstrate regulatory compliance, audit trails...