Agri-TechE’s August Newsletter
Welcome to August’s newsletter – we can almost hear the combines rolling! We hope harvest is going well for those of you out in the field, and that everyone is staying well. This month we’ve been thinking about the role of hybrids and twins in agriculture in our blog – and we’re having a quieter August while we plan 2021’s activities, so “see” you in September.
In this months’ newsletter
- Check out our autumn events line-up – vertical farming and innovation for agro-forestry and carbon capture
- Book your REAP 2020 exhibition space
- Member Exclusive opportunity with PWC
- There’s still time to visit the Innovation Hub and learn about circular agriculture from our members
- New funding opportunities
Top News and Upcoming Events
“CEA Lite”- Maintaining Momentum Around Controlled Environment Agriculture
What are the drivers for innovation for vertical farming? How have they changed in the last 12 months? Is there appetite for investment? Do we have the skills needed to produce food in this new way? Are automated facilities the future for fresh produce? All this and more at our “CEA Lite” online event.
10th September – 15.00-17.00
REAP 2020 – Exhibition open for bookings and a new sponsor announced!
REAP 2020 is OPEN – find out about exhibition opportunities and are proud to announce that Innovate UK has joined the line-up of sponsors. Join us for a thought-provoking day of innovation and opportunities, with keynote speaker Dr David Montgomery, author of “Dirt” and “Growing a Revolution.”
Ag101 – an introduction to the industry
We’re delivering an online learning opportunity to help those new to the industry to learn more about the drivers, opportunities, challenges and needs of the agricultural industry.
Innovation for Ag-Forestry and Carbon Capture
Does ag-forestry have a role in commercial farming and how can tree-tech be harnessed to help capture carbon? Find out about the potential and the incentives.
8th October – 10.00-11.30
Innovation for “circular” agriculture
In July we launched a short film with contributions from 12 of our members, showing how they are generating value from by-products. Check out how innovations in the lab and field are moving us towards a circular economy in this short film.
Other News and New & Returning Members
Renewing Members: 30MHz | B&C Farming | Bedfordia Farms | Cambridge Consultants | Elsoms | Euston Estate | Innovate UK | Kendalls PR & Marketing | Pix4D | METOS UK | ORO AGRI | Rothamsted Enterprises | RNAA | SmithsonHill | Triage | The Sainsbury Laboratory | University of Hertfordshire
Other Upcoming Agri-Tech East Events
The Innovation Hub is still open!
We had our biggest ever daily hit rate to our website as visitors flocked to the Innovation Hub to learn about advanced breeding techniques, soil health, novel agro-chemicals and how weather affects pests and diseases, through listening to podcasts, watching videos and reading articles. Head over to the Hub to find out more.
In other news
Calling All Members
Have you responded to our member survey? Find the unique link in your inbox now! Respond now for your chance at having your name pulled randomly out of the grain hopper to win a free ticket to REAP!
Members interested in doing business in the Middle East are warmly invited to an exclusive webinar on 14th September with our members PWC, to learn more about the appetite, incentives and opportunities for agri-tech in this exciting market.
MEMBER DISCOUNT – World Agri-Tech Investment Summit
15-16th September 2020
We are delighted to announce that we have agreed a reduced attendance fee with the organisers of the Summit for our members – get in touch to claim your discount code before you register.
New funding – act fast!
An SBRI programme awarding projects up to £3m is also open to help achieve the Government targets around net zero carbon. The competition closes on 5th August 2020. For more details click here.
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