SilviBio is developing a ‘survival capsule’ that will improve the survival of tree seedlings. Its clearly defined proposition and route to market has made its business plan the overall winner of the GROW 2020 agri-tech business plan competition. The result was announced by Calum Murray of Innovate UK, one of the judges. The announcement came at the end of an exciting final in which four early-stage companies pitched their business plans to the judges via Zoom.
The Royal Norfolk Show may have been cancelled this year but we are keen that the ‘show must go on’ and are recreating the Innovation Hub experience virtually. It will offer an opportunity to drop in remotely to hear a topical discussion and discuss an emerging technology or a challenge directly with a technologist or researcher.
An Agri-Tech Lookbook, to feature the sector’s most progressive companies and encourage international investment is being developed by Department of International Trade (DIT) in association with Agri-TechE.
We are delighted to announce that John Barrett of Sentry Limited has become the new Chair of the Agri-TechE Stakeholder Group, and James Green, Director of Farming at G’s Fresh, has joined the Stakeholder Group.
The farming community is used to managing risk but extreme weather events appear to happening with greater frequency. In our free webinar a number of agri-tech entrepreneurs will explain how new AI-based tools can help mitigate the impact of weather and other ‘acts of God’.
‘From Farmer to Pharma – a Teaser of Things to Come’ is a webinar presented with Hanway Associates, that aims give a heads-up on the benefits and issues involved with growing Cannabis – hailed as the new Wonder-Crop
As a new form of the pathogen causing Yellow Rust ravaged UK wheat Laura Bouvet, our Knowledge and Innovation Facilitator, investigated how existing wheat traits can be used to beat back the invader. The work has earned Laura her PhD, and we are delighted for her.
Can we really feed 40,000 people with a ‘SkyFarm’? Or will everyone in London have a ‘Personal Food Computer’ by 2040? Provocative questions…
“We need to get honest about three things: the economics; the climate impact; and the range and quality of things that we can actually grow. Until we start to get a really serious narrative about that, the CEA industry will never move forward,” says David Farquhar, CEO of Intelligent Growth Solutions.