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YIF Essex Plant Innovation Centre – University of Essex

Tuesday 31st March @ 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

YIF Essex Plant Innovation Centre – University of Essex

YIF Essex Plant Innovation Cente - University of Essex

Join us on a visit to the Essex Plant Innovation Centre (EPIC) at the University of Essex to explore the innovative research helping to meet the grand challenges facing the food industry in: plants productivity/soil health/robotics/engineering/environmental monitoring/machine learning & vision/AI Participants will have the opportunity to discover the pioneering work currently being explored in controlled environment agriculture and horticulture which will impact broadacre agriculture in the future. Learn about field ready research and tech Discover agri-business partners involved in the science Experience cutting edge robotics and AI Network with individuals early on in their career from across farming, science and technology.  Young farmers, research scientists, trainee agronomists and industry entrants are welcome at this free, informal event.


15:00-15:30        Arrival with refreshments and networking

15:30-15:35        Welcome from Professor Tracy Lawson, director of EPIC.

15:35-15:50        Introduction to EPIC capabilities in soils with Professor Alex Dumbrell.

15:50-16:10        Demonstration of soil respiration chambers on grass adjacent to STEM building.

16:10-16:25        Introduction to plant capabilities with Professor Tracy Lawson.

16:25-16:50       Tour of EPIC labs and glasshouse facilities including equipment demonstrations.

16:50-17:15       Break

17:15-17:30       Introduction to robot & AI capabilities with Dr Vishwanathan Mohan.

17:30-17:50       Tour of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering laboratories and equipment demonstrations.

17:50-18:30       Concluding remarks from Professor Tracy Lawson followed by refreshments and networking


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March 31st, 2020 3:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
Room 3.1, STEM Building
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, Essex C04 3SQ
United Kingdom
Phone: 01223760135


Tuesday 31st March
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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STEM Building, University of Essex, Colchester, CO4 3SQ
STEM Building, University of Essex
Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ United Kingdom
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