We’re a networking organisation at heart, bringing people together from different spheres of industry and science to turn challenges into business opportunities and facilitate mutually beneficial collaboration.
By engaging with Agri-Tech East, you’ll be one of the first to hear about the latest developments in scientific research, have sight of cutting edge technology for agriculture, understand the funding landscape with connections to public and private investors, and meet innovative growers from across the UK.
If you’re looking for connections to world-leading agri-tech research, innovation and expertise in the public and private sector, and want to be at the centre of innovation and thought leadership in agri-tech, look no further than Agri-Tech East.
Not a member yet? Find out what we’re about at an upcoming event. Our members come from around the world – click here to find out more about them all. See what some of our members say about the benefits of joining Agri-Tech East on our testimonials page.
Benefits of membership include:
+ Brokered relationships with potential partners and customers within the cluster across the agri-food supply chain
+ Free or discounted attendance to all our events, as well as access to comprehensive event reports
+ Member exclusive opportunities, which has previously included networking at the House of Lords, pitch sessions at Cereals, and exhibiting at external event
+ Exclusive listing and preferential spotlighting on our website, and profile through our social media channels
+ A bespoke offering to help you make the most of your membership (excludes Seedling)
+ Posting news and blogs in our Member News and Views section and dissemination through our social media channels
+ Free postings in our recruitment Opportunity Zone
+ Research Digest pieces summarising research from science focused members
+ Exclusive use of the “Member of Agri-Tech East” logo
Achieving Your Membership Goals
We want your membership of Agri-Tech East to deliver real value to your organisation and staff. When you join, and annually thereafter, we’d like to ensure we deliver your member priorities. You may have some target partners you’d like to meet for a strategic growth priority for your business – maybe by finding new customers in the agriculture industry or learn more about the sector. You may be a farm or agri-tech business, or a researcher looking to scope out, identify collaborators or fund a new R&D project. You may be looking to expand your network into new technology or service areas in agriculture and horticulture. Or you might be looking to create and grow and new business in the sector.
Whatever your goals, we will aim to help you deliver them through your membership of Agri-Tech East.
Our rates for Agri-Tech East membership are as follows:
Seedling membership (£220) is our entry level membership for individuals running their own registered companies, and businesses that are less than 2 years old, or employing fewer than 10 full-time staff; join online here.
Germinator membership (£25) is for students in full or part-time education, offering attendance at our events (excluding the REAP conference) for just £15 pp. Evidence of studentship must be provided for this level of membership, e.g. student email address.
Membership is annual and VAT will be charged in addition.
We hope that you will be one of Agri-Tech East’s newest members.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we need to be based in the East of England?
No – our members come from all over the UK, and across the globe! With members as far as New Zealand, we’re able to help anyone looking to discover innovations in agriculture, or make links into UK businesses for collaboration, customers, or knowledge exchange. Our network goes much further than the East of England and we’re not restricted by geography.
We’re not currently working in agriculture but we would like to explore market opportunities – can you help?
Definitely! We can work with organisations with years of agriculture experience and those brand new to the market. Our events are designed to be accessible by both seasoned experts and those new to agriculture. We often hear that new technologies developed outside of the industry greatly benefit from industry input, so we offer members opportunities to access the knowledgebase and learn from experts in their field.
I’m looking to access grant funding, can you help?
While we don’t award grants ourselves, we work closely with organisations who do! We are always happy to help signpost our members to the grant or funding stream that might be right for your needs, as well as organisation who can help you complete the application.
We’re only a small team and can’t make it to all of the events – will membership still benefit us?
Event attendance isn’t the only benefit of becoming a member but if you miss an event you’d have liked to hear about, we write a thorough report of each event which is made available to members – so you can still make contact with the speakers and find out what was discussed.
Are you funded by the Government?
No, we are a not-for-profit organisation and most of our income comes from membership revenues, as well as hosting events and sponsorship. We receive no core funding from the public sector. Similarly, we are an independent organisation and are not formally allied to any other agri-tech or public sector organisations, even if their names might appear similar to ours!