Agrimetrics’ mission is to be the world’s first Big Data Centre of Excellence for the whole agri-food industry. A not-for-profit company, it is the first of four Centres being established as part of the UK Government’s Agritech Strategy and will support a revolution in the use of data science and modelling right across the food systems sector.
Agrimetrics builds on the expertise of its founding organisations – Rothamsted Research, the University of Reading, the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) – together with input from over 50 companies and environmental and academic organisations.
Agrimetrics is creating novel informatics capabilities including a data platform and associated ecosystem to support data integration, modelling and analysis as well as access to data from a wide range of areas relevant to the sector. A Network of Excellence, bringing together world-leading expertise from research organisations across the UK, will add further capability to Agrimetrics for the benefit of industry. A key aim is to ensure that companies can recognise the impact that data can have on their organisation, and are well placed to access the outputs of Agrimetrics.
Visit their website at www.agrimetrics.co.uk.