Agri-Tech East: Bringing The Outside In - Innovating for Controlled Environment Agriculture

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Dates 19 Mar 2019 - This event is in the past.
Venue Rothamsted Research, West Common, AL5 2JQ
Organiser name Becky Dodds
01223 760135

Event details:

This event is now full.


Vertical, indoor or urban – the technologies for production of high quality, consistent crops grown in highly controlled conditions are developing rapidly, making indoor commercial production at scale a viable proposition. We’ll be exploring the new technologies, the business models and the potential for scaling, as well as considering the viability of “out of the box” modular solutions for commercial applications and farm diversification opportunities.

Key questions still remain around how to realise the potential of vertical farming in the global food system of the future. Maximising yield, optimising flavour and nutrition, and harnessing new innovations in lighting, automation, plant breeding and systems management are key drivers, so this is a chance to hear the latest developments and discus what is needed to bring indoor production systems to widespread commercial application.

See the full programme and speaker information here:


Exhibition places are available, please get in touch to book your place.


This event will take place from 10am-4pm.

Booking & Cost:

This event is £50 for members of Agri-Tech East, and £75 for non-members. Please note the fee is non-refundable for cancellation within 5 working days of the event.

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