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

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

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.

The Hub is a purpose-built facility for farmers, entrepreneurs and other users wishing to engage in applied research work to reduce all forms of waste in the food supply chain. Meet some of the start-ups working in the agri-tech space and learn more about how to launch a business.

  • Find out about the work & research at the Innovation Hub
  • Learn about how to commercialise a business idea
  • Discover how we can reduce and make the most of crop and food waste

Companies that will be talking about their working include:

Entomics – Cambridge University students who met at a Hackathon and are using larvae to turn food waste into useful products

Aponic – who are developing vertical farming systems for fruit, veg and herb production

Celbius – will be talking about how the application of ultrasonic energy can be used in agriculture to lower costs for extractions, fermentations and biotransformations.

Young farmers, research scientists, trainee agronomists and industry entrants all welcome at this free, informal event.

Email becky.dodds@agritech-east.co.uk to attend.