Agri-TechE is a networking organisation, bringing people together from different areas of industry and science to turn challenges into business opportunities and facilitate mutually beneficial collaboration.
By engaging with Agri-TechE, you’ll be one of the first to hear about the latest developments in scientific research, have sight of cutting-edge technology for agriculture, understand the funding landscape with connections to public and private investors, and meet innovative growers from across the UK.
If you’re looking for connections to world-leading agri-tech research, innovation and expertise in the public and private sector, and want to be at the centre of innovation and thought leadership in agri-tech, then contact us to find out how membership can help your aspirations.
Agri-TechE organises inspirational events – why not come to our next one? Details here.
2 BASIS points are available for membership and further points can be earned by attending events and receiving the newsletter – sign up to receive it here.
Benefits of membership include:
+ Brokered relationships with potential partners and customers within the cluster across the agri-food supply chain
+ Free or discounted attendance to all our events, as well as access to comprehensive event reports
+ Member exclusive opportunities, which have previously included a private reception with policy-makers at the House of Lords, lightning presentation opportunities at national trade events such as Cereals, and exhibition and showcase features at external events
+ Exclusive listing and preferential spotlighting on our website, and profile through our social media channels
+ A bespoke offering to help you make the most of your membership (excludes Seedling)
+ Posting news and blogs in our Member News section and support via our social media platform activities
+ Free, unlimited postings in our recruitment Opportunity Zone
+ Research Digest pieces summarising research from science focused members
+ Exclusive use of the “Member of Agri-TechE” logo
Achieving your membership goals
We want your membership to deliver real value to your organisation and staff so we encourage you to work closely with us to ensure it exceeds your expectations. The more we know about what you want from the network, the easier it is for us to deliver it!
Types of Agri-TechE membership
Seedling membership (£220) is our entry level membership for individuals running their own registered companies, and businesses that are less than 2 years old, or employing fewer than 10 full-time staff; join online here.
Germinator membership (£25) is for students in full or part-time education, offering attendance at our paid events (excluding the REAP conference) for just £15 pp. Evidence of studentship must be provided for this level of membership, e.g. student email address or a photo of student ID. Please check if your institution is a member already here before purchasing a student membership. Students of member organisations do not need to purchase an individual student membership. Join online here.
Membership is annual and prices are exclusive of VAT. 2 BASIS points are also available for members who are registered to collect them!
We hope that you will be one of Agri-TechE’s newest members.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we need to be based in the East of England?
No – our members come from all over the UK, and across the globe! With members as far as New Zealand, we’re able to help anyone looking to discover innovations in agriculture, or make links into UK businesses for collaboration, customers, or knowledge exchange. Our network goes much further than the East of England and we’re not restricted by geography.
We’re not currently working in agriculture but we would like to explore market opportunities – can you help?
Definitely! We can work with organisations with years of agriculture experience and those brand new to the market. Our events are designed to be accessible by both seasoned experts and those new to agriculture. We often hear that new technologies developed outside of the industry greatly benefit from industry input, so we offer members opportunities to access the knowledgebase and learn from experts in their field.
I’m looking to access grant funding, can you help?
While we don’t award grants ourselves, we work closely with organisations who do! We are always happy to help signpost our members to the grant or funding stream that might be right for your needs, as well as organisation who can help you complete the application.
We’re only a small team and can’t make it to all of the events – will membership still benefit us?
Event attendance isn’t the only benefit of becoming a member but if you miss an event you’d have liked to hear about, we write a thorough report of each event which is made available to members – so you can still make contact with the speakers and find out what was discussed.
Are you funded by the Government?
No, we are a not-for-profit organisation and most of our income comes from membership revenues, as well as hosting events and sponsorship. We receive no core funding from the public sector. Similarly, we are an independent organisation and are not formally allied to any other agri-tech or public sector organisations, even if their names might appear similar to ours!