The Institute for Environmental Analytics (IEA) was established last year to support the development of skills in environmental big data analysis. To strengthen its ties with the agri-food sector IEA has become a member of Agri-Tech East and the cluster organisation is to become its 19th Partner, alongside the likes of Microsoft Research, Sainsbury’s, Met Office and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology – just a few of its diverse partners.
Belinda Clarke, explains that the relationship with the IEA and its other partners will complement the existing activities within the ecosystem and provide access to new thinking on big data analytics.
The IEA collaborates across five key sectors – agri-food, insurance and financial services, infrastructure, logistics and utilities, Colin McKinnon, CEO of the IEA, said: “Given the widespread interest in using data analytics to improve the food production sector, we are really pleased to have Agri-Tech East as a partner. With its extensive links across the sector allied to the resources of the existing IEA partners, I’m sure we will be able to explore many interesting projects over the coming years.”