Agri-Tech East

Agri-Tech East

Agri-Tech East is an independent business-focused cluster organisation for the East of England. It is creating a global innovation hub, to improve the international competitiveness of plant and crop-based agriculture and catalyse economic growth.

Address: The Entreprenuership Centre, Hauser Forum, Cambridge
Postcode: CB30GT
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.agritech-east.co.uk

Agri-Tech East is bringing together farmers and growers with scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs to create an innovation hub that will focus on activities where improvements in crop production, agronomy and technology can influence yields, and on-farm efficiency.

To increase food production on existing farmland while minimising pressure on the environment, we need new thinking and this is driving a new agricultural revolution.

The East of England is ideally positioned to pioneer agricultural innovation. It has:

  • Concentration of world-class R&D in agriculture, horticulture and plant science
  • Prime agricultural land – the most profitable and productive in the UK
  • Innovative large-scale growers/processers
  • Funding initiatives from local and national government
  • Expertise in high technology and advanced engineering

Agri-Tech East is an independent business-focussed cluster organisation, created to catalyse economic growth through improving the international competitiveness of plant and crop-based agriculture. It brings together the world-leading research, development and agricultural production across eastern England, and supports the translation and adoption of new innovations across a range of disciplines (including bioscience, ICT and engineering).

The priority is to improve production in the UK and globally, helping meet the challenges of food and nutritional security, adaptation to climate change, and managing limited natural resources.

Agri-Tech East is the UK's first agri-tech cluster organisation. It contains the business and research power-houses of Cambridge and Norwich, and is home to highly innovative growers who manage much of the UK's most productive and profitable agricultural land.

For more information about Cambridge Network please see our own Directory page.

The hackathon aims to bring together people from science & tech

Can you hack it? Best brains given 48 hours to feed the world

Allia Serious Impact is to host the >sudo : grow hackathon in partnership with Agri-Tech East on 7-8 April 2018.

3 April 2018Read in full

Laura Bouvet, Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator

New Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator brings technology into the field

Laura Bouvet has been appointed new Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator for Agri-Tech East and the Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), the first time the two organisations have collaborated in this way.

23 March 2018Read in full

Forbes Elworthy (Map of Ag) and Patrick Spens (PWC)

Can blockchain support frictionless trade in agri-food?

Experts from Applied Blockchain, PWC and Map of Agriculture will discuss ‘Trust, Provenance and Blockchain’ at an Agri-Tech East event next month.

22 March 2018Read in full

Dr Thomas Engel

Government funding creates opportunity for innovation in food and feed processing

John Deere's Manager of Technology Innovation Strategy will explain how to work with funders at a forthcoming Agri-Tech East event.

14 March 2018Read in full

London Squared, from After the flood

How machine learning is helping farmers manage the unpredictable

Could machine learning reduce the impact of a disastrous harvest? Speakers at a forthcoming Agri-Tech East meeting provide their perspectives.

13 February 2018Read in full

David Burton, Natural England

Counting the cost, value and benefits of natural capital in agriculture

An Agri-Tech East event later this month will explore how farmers can calculate ROI for good land management.

15 January 2018Read in full

Dr Belinda Clarke with Professor Ian Crute

Moving beyond high yield as measure of success

Agri-Tech East and AHDB (the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) have announced a joint initiative to accelerate the adoption of innovation in the field.

8 November 2017Read in full

 ‘Agri-Tech Week’ logo

Agri-Tech Week 2017 focuses on a profitable and sustainable future

AHDB, NIAB, University of Lincoln, RNAA and Agri-Tech East present the latest in thinking in agri-tech from 6-10 November.

17 October 2017Read in full

The farming model is broken but the future starts here

The farming model is broken but the future starts here

Agri-Tech East launches report From grass roots to blue skies: a vision for agri-tech.

20 September 2017Read in full

Richard Anscombe, CEO of Fram Farmers

Fram Farmers CEO is new chair of Agri-Tech East Stakeholder Group

Agri-Tech East's Stakeholder Group has a new chair in Richard Anscombe, Chief Executive of Fram Farmers.

4 September 2017Read in full

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Agri-Tech East Event; DEFRA Agri-Tech Workshop – Have Your Say!

24 Apr 2018Sainsbury Laboratory, Near Botanic Garden, Bateman Street, CB2 1NN

Agri-Tech East is hosting a DEFRA workshop to provide an opportunity for everyone with an interest in agri-tech to help shape the future delivery of funding.

Agri-Tech East Pollinator -Trust, Provenance and Blockchain – impacts and opportunities for agriculture

24 Apr 2018Sainsbury Laboratory, Near Botanic Garden, 47 Bateman Street, CB2 1LR

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are, according to reports, poised to transform the financial industry, providing a secure global footprint of transactions. How could blockchain technologies help farmers and growers?

Agri-Tech East Soil SIG: Waiting for Worms Site Visit

16 May 2018The Morley Agricultural Foundation, Deopham Road, Morley St Botolph, NR18

It is well established that earthworms are a good indicator of "soil health" but what can farmers do to encourage more earthworm activity in soils?

Agri-Tech East Pollinator -Post-Harvest Technologies - Innovations For Keeping Crops Clean, Cool and (High) Quality

20 Jun 2018AHDB Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research, East Bank, Sutton Bridge, PE12

In celebration of the new partnership between the AHDB and Agri-Tech East, we are jointly hosting an event to showcase some of the newest technologies and innovations in post-harvest management and storage.

Agri-Tech East Pollinator - Innovation to Improve Water Management

13 Sep 2018Easton Campus, Easton and Otley College, Bawburgh Road, NR9 5DX

Managing water continues to be a major challenge, ensuring the right amount in the right place at the right time. Access to water can dictate farming regimes and influence crop performance, and regulation around water management are driving investment in new solutions, both on and off-farm.
Here we’ll be considering innovative products, services and practices to help re-use, recycle and retain water in the farming ecosystem. With an emphasis on the practical aspects of water management, we’ll be looking at topics such as smart irrigation, monitoring of leaks, soil moisture retention and water storage options.
With speakers confirmed from Verdesian, Anglian Water, the Norfolk Rivers Trust and Cranfield University, come along for the chance to understand more about new solutions to manage one of our most precious and unpredictable resources.