Within the first few weeks of 2019 we have welcomed 12 new members to Agri-Tech East, including several from overseas. The influence of the cluster is definitely not defined by geography.
Some of the new agri-tech members include:
Cambridge Consultants , which has an impressive record of innovation and is a strong player in agri-tech. It is using its system design experience gained from working across multiple disciplines to develop precision agriculture technologies. This embraces metering and mixing systems, novel and highly precise sensors, low-cost wireless networks and data analysis platforms.
enLight has gained a reputation for developing and implementing technology that transforms lighting infrastructure, it is now looking to deploy its Internet of Things knowledge to improve connectivity in smart farming.
Fotenix is a spinout from the University of Manchester and provides three-dimensional multispectral crop analysis. Co-founded by Professor Bruce Grieve, Director of e-Agri Sensors Centre at the University, and Dr Charles Veys, the company offers a new online crop analysis tool, that aims to help improve yield quality and shelf life significantly. Charles comments that with the technology, producers and agronomists can identify plant characteristics earlier in the season, well before they become visible to even the sharpest agricultural eye.
GrantTree is able to provide support to those wishing to access government funding. They work with over 550 of the UK’s most innovative and fastest growing SME technology companies including SMEs, Governments, Universities and research organisations.
Grow Biotech is a medical cannabis biotech and intellectual property company. Its first two R&D projects aim to develop tools and processes for cannabis production that meet the quality standards of the pharmaceutical community.
Pix4D is a German company developing cutting-edge software that converts images taken by hand, drone or plane into survey-grade accurate and 2D mosaics, 3D surface models and point clouds.
Sencrop is a French start-up with a new base in Cambridge. It is creating a network of weather stations and tools to give real-time input into decision-making.
Smartbell brings the expertise of an experienced herdsman to an automated dairy system. It is able to detect changes in behaviour by individual animals that may indicate that they are in pain, becoming fertile, pregnant or unwell or not eating.
We are delighted to have these companies on board and look forward to working with them to broker connections with others in the community.
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