Agri-TechE’s Late August Newsletter
September is closing in and we don’t want you to miss the start of term – so here’s a quick update on events, offers and opportunities that will give you a head start:
- New to the industry? Get a rapid introduction in Agriculture 101.
- Want to improve productivity of livestock and resilience of plants? Join us to discuss Advanced Breeding.
- Considering opportunities in Canada and Asia? Don’t miss these deadlines.
- Looking internationally for funding and collaborations? Meet some of the participants in the REAP 2021 International Café.
- Going to the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit? Get a discount with your Agri-TechE membership.
Don't miss out!
Go international with missions to Canada and Asia
Applications for the Canadian VOYAGE programme – enabling a business trip to Saskatoon, with a bespoke visit programme – close on August 30th. See more about how to apply here.
Want to learn more about the Asian markets for agri-food? Join the Agrifood Global Incubator Programme in Singapore – applications close on September 12th, learn more and see application details here.
Top News and Upcoming Events
Advanced breeding solutions to build resilience and productivity
23rd September 2021 – online, 13.30 – 17.00
Breeding for particular characteristics could radically reduce the environmental impacts of cattle and improve the health of pigs. Using plants’ own defences could provide an alternative to conventional pesticides.
There is more to advanced breeding than gene-editing. Hear from leading experts about the tools that are poised to transform the speed and precision of breeding and the implications of the recent UK Government consultation.
New to agriculture? Come and be inspired and informed
9th September 2021 – online, 9.30 – 15.30
Want to walk a mile in a farmer’s footsteps? Understand how the political landscape is impacting investment in technology? Agriculture 101 is a bespoke programme designed to give newcomers deep insights into the industry. It is led by members of the Agri-TechE network and provides unique overviews about policy, practice and innovation needs of the industry.
REAP news – The International Café brings the world to you
10th Nov 2021 – online
We’re in the Departure Lounge, fasten your seatbelts! New for 2021, the International Café is the place to meet overseas partners and learn more about new export markets.
The Exhibition Hall is also filling up – companies that have benefited from previous REAPs share their experiences – book your stand.
Farmers and students – don’t forget to apply for your REAP bursary to attend for £50+VAT!
Investment and funding opportunities
Agri-TechExpress with GrantTree
15th September 2021 – online, 10.00 – 11.00
Join this 1 hour event to explore the types of funding/grants available, what projects are eligible and best practice when answering the questions. Lots of opportunity to have your general funding questions answered! Book now.
World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit
28th-29th September 2021
Agri-TechE is a marketing partner for the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit and are pleased to offer a discount to our members. The conference aims to bring together corporates, innovators and investors to uncover solutions and business models that will enable the transition to a low carbon economy. Ask us for your discount code!
Up to £15k of Funding for High Growth SMEs
Innovate UK EDGE has launched a programme to access up to £15,000 worth of research. Under this scheme SMEs can receive up to £15,000 to spend on the services and support delivered by Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) and the Catapult Network. To find out more, click here.
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