• 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...
  • Smart Farming: The ‘AI’m of Machine Learning in Agriculture

    The Sainsbury Laboratory, 47 Bateman Street, Cambridge, CB2 1LR

    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...
  • Young Innovators’ Forum: NIAB Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub

    Innovation Hub, Hasse Fen Road, Soham, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5UW

    Thursday, 22 February 2018

    Protein from insects, growing veg on the roof, ultrasonics to create antibiotics from plants - we’re going to look at new directions for agri-tech innovation with a visit to NIAB at their Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub. (more…)
  • 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! Chance to meet fellow members and give 2 min pitch about your product, services or skills. 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...
  • 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

    Funding is complex and we will sign-post the best opportunities for Agri-Tech in this event. Together with Smart-AKIS we will demystify the process by presenting and discussing the different routes and providing insider tips. (more…)
  • AgriScience YIF Conference 2018: Leading Change Through Innovation

    The Morley Agricultural Foundation, Wymondham, NR18 9DF

    Friday, 23 March 2018

    Leading Change Through Innovation - Tackling the challenges and opportunities of the next decade, is the theme for our 2018 Young Innovators Forum conference. We can't ignore the changing political landscape so we’re thinking about some of the opportunities and challenges that might present themselves to the agriculture industry in...
  • >sudo : grow hackathon

    Future Business Centre, Cambridge CB4 2HY

    7-8 April, 2018

    To accelerate the innovation pipeline, we are experimenting with an agri-hackathon. We have invited industry experts to frame some big challenges – growing more on a smaller environmental footprint, balancing livestock performance with wellbeing, crop protection in a post-chemical world – and challenging teams to come up with solutions. (more…)
  • 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,...
  • Innovation Hub at the Royal Norfolk Show 27 – 28 June 2018

    Norfolk Showground, Dereham Road, Norwich, NR5 0TT

    27-28 June, 2018

    The Innovation Hub is becoming a must-see stop at the Royal Norfolk Show. In previous years we’ve featured companies and research organisations working with drones, pioneering new innovations in water management and waste reduction, fit-bits for cattle and the power of pulses…watch this space. If you are interested in taking...