Agri-TechE’s October Newsletter
The global uncertainty may look set to continue, but we are looking ahead with some thought-provoking agri-tech. This month we’re revving up for REAP, considering carbon capture through agro-forestry, and putting the finishing touches to some new features in our 2021 events programme. Our blog this month talks all things ecosystems and why they work in the natural world as well as in agri-tech!
In this month’s newsletter:
– Making money from carbon capture and yield benefits of agroforestry – intercropping with trees deserves consideration
– Cutting edge science told with objects at REAP
– Agri-Tech Week 2020 addresses key challenges
– Agri-TechE selects Stage 1 finalists for their Gravity Challenge providing unrivalled access to earth observation and satellite data
Top News and Upcoming Events
Seeing the Wood for the Trees
Extreme weather at harvest can strip cereals of their grain, but growing trees creates a natural wind break and provides other benefits such as carbon storage.
Speakers from AbacusAgri, the Forestry Commission, Elsoms and Brown & Co will share their thoughts on how to make money from agro-forestry.
There is a chance to win a copy of ‘Agroforestry for sustainable agriculture‘, kindly donated by Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, and 20% discount for all attendees.
8 October – online
Building an international innovation ecosystem
Managing complexity is the biggest challenge for agriculture, as every variable – from the microbes in the soil to global weather patterns – can impact productivity, profitability and sustainability.
As we show how agri-tech can be scaled, our keynote session with globally respected author and international keynote speaker Dr David Montgomery will make you think about soil health from a new perspective
Also have the opportunity to hear from companies featured in previous REAP Start-Up Showcase at REAP who will be joined by their farmer partners to talk about the adoption of technology, the learning points and benefits.
10 November – online
Inspiring agri-tech research
What can a Rubik’s cube, PVA glue, a bomb and a barcode tell us about emerging agri-tech?
Join us at REAP 2020 to find out!
With AI-powered networking, REAP will enable you to be part of one of Europe’s leading agri-tech ecosystems.
Join the REAP Tech Hub
No need to transport heavy displays and stands to REAP 2020 – build your exhibition presence online!
Hear from Membership Manager, Becky Dodds, about how we’ll be harnessing the power of AI to help you meet new connections and profile your story.
Closing date for exhibition applications is 26th October – so get in touch to book your space.
Calling all farmers and students!
Calling all farmers and students
To encourage as many farmers and students to join the discussions we are offering a number of REAP bursaries.
Holders of a bursary can attend the REAP conference for just £40.
To apply click here and fill in a short application form.
Agri-Tech Week 2020
Crop sensing for potatoes and vegetables, latest advances in non-chemical control of key pests, and re-thinking agricultural systems – just some of the topics to be discussed in workshops during the 7th Agri-Tech Week.
Events are hosted by: the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (partners and co-founders of Agri-Tech Week); ADAS; the Norwich Research Park; NIAB; and the AHDB – along with some bonus ATW activities showcasing our international partnerships and opportunities!
9-13 November – online
Other News and New & Returning Members
Other upcoming Agri-TechE events
2021 events announcement
We’ve spent the summer planning our 2021 programme and have some new announcements coming up to help our members connect and inspire each other – and provide a warm welcome for non-members too.
With opportunities for light-touch and deeper-dive insights into topics we know you want to hear about most – we’ll be unveiling our new 2021 programme at REAP!
Be one of the first to see the line up – sign up for REAP now!
In other news
Our challenge, developed with Agrimetrics and Deloitte, is to: identify new ways that satellite, positioning and communication technologies can enable farmers to measure and verify sustainability metrics such as carbon and habitat change. Deep Planet and Super-Sharp Space Systems (S4) have been selected to leverage their knowledge of earth observation data to provide an innovative response.
Get access to world-leading measurement solutions to accelerate your R&D
An innovative new programme has been launched, led by our members NPL, to help solve analysis or measurement issues that cannot be resolved using standard technologies and techniques. The “Measurement for Recovery” programme provides access to measurement and analysis expertise to:
– Investigate the feasibility of concepts and validate products and processes
– Support new products and services which directly help the national response to COVID-19
– Help cost reduction or improve productivity
– Increase product reliability and mitigate in-service costs
– Offer advice on standards and regulatory needs
Find more funding opportunities on our ‘Funding Latest’ page now
BASIS points for members and newsletter readers
Many of our events attract BASIS points. If you are BASIS registered, you can also collect 2 points (up to a maximum of 8/yr) for receiving our newsletter and all staff in our member organisations can claim 2 points/yr for membership.
To claim your BASIS points for the newsletter, use reference CP/91546/1920/g on the BASIS website.