Whether you’re a farmer, a researcher, a technical or professional service provider from a big or small business, an entrepreneur or completely new to the sector, come along and join in, we have a wide range of agri-tech events and activities planned to help you gain fresh insights, expand your network and access new partnerships.
Here is quick overview of our agri-tech events – all sectors and disciplines welcome!
Agri-Tech Express – Virtual
A virtual event series of single topic “deep dive” presentations from a leading expert from business, research, farming or policy, followed by a “fireside chat”, all done and dusted in under an hour, for you to get on with the rest of your day or evening.
- Farming in extreme environments – Silal discusses opportunities in the UAE
- Improving grass performance – Barenbrug talks about developments in herbal leys and forage
See the Agri-TechE events page for more information.
Agri-Tech Explore – Virtual
Agri-TechE’s virtual meetings that provide a deep dive into a topic. A number of specialists with different perspectives provide input, which is discussed with questions from participants, who often also provide interesting insights of their own.
- Light technologies featuring thought leaders and latest innovations
- Agri-Tech and ELMS – the Innovation Enablers – measurement, monitor and manage
See the Agri-TechE events page for more information
“Net-walking” on farm – member exclusive
An opportunity to see the deployment of real-world technology in commercial practice on a working farm.
Profile at Industry events
The Royal Norfolk Show is one of the UK’s oldest agricultural shows – it celebrates 175 years in 2022. However, it has always been ahead of its time and sharing innovative practice was the original inspiration for the show.
The Innovation Hub, hosted by Agri-TechE at the Royal Norfolk Show, creates an opportunity for members of Agri-TechE to showcase emerging technologies and for visitors to drop in and discuss new technology or a challenge directly with a technologist or researcher.
REAP: Agri-TechE’s flagship conference – 8th November 2022
REAP brings together people from across the agri-tech ecosystem who believe that innovation is the engine for change. The conference bridges the gap between producer needs and technology solutions and showcases exciting agri-tech start-ups.
Delegates include farmers and growers, researchers and technology developers, entrepreneurs and investors, as well as professional and commercial service providers. They share an interest in developing and deploying new technology, stimulating fresh thinking and applying best practice to make a difference to agriculture and horticulture – in the UK and beyond.
The conference includes inspirational speakers and discussions, a start-up showcase, insights into emerging agriculture, international delegations and extensive networking opportunities.
“Agriculture 101” – September 2022
This unique one-day introduction provides some insights into the agriculture sector, the opportunities it presents and some of the challenges that are still seeking solutions. Agri-food production is a growing industry that offers opportunities for the application of technologies and services developed for and by other industries, however the successful implementation of these solutions requires domain knowledge.
Young Innovators’ Forum conference – 10th March 2022
The YIF conference is hosted yearly, attended by those early in their career from a variety of backgrounds, all sharing an interest in agricultural innovation, including farm practice, consultancy, technology development and research. Bringing the group together around innovative and pioneering locations, we endeavour to generate conversation, inspire participants, new thinking and collaborations while also bridging the gap between research and production.
YIF is kindly sponsored by The Morley Agricultural Foundation (TMAF).
There has been considerable growth in Agri-TechE’s international activities and memberships in recent years, and we have a number of initiatives planned for 2022.
We will build on some of the activities of last year, which included a well-attended virtual mission hosted with the British Embassy Warsaw, which saw farmers and agri-tech companies from a consortium of four countries – Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia – networking with the Agri-TechE ecosystem.
A new partnership with Western Growers Association – an organisation that represents family farmers across California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico, providing over half of America’s fresh fruits, vegetables and tree nut. The collaborative programme looked at opportunities for automation in the fruit and vegetable sectors.
The participation of international delegations in the International Cafe at REAP 2021.
Agri-TechE is in a great position to support missions and similar initiatives with other overseas markets, to further foster international partnerships, innovation and growth for our members. In addition, we continue to work with a number of other overseas businesses to support them in developing agri-tech networks and clusters. Please get in touch with us if you’d like to discuss your ideas for international collaboration and agri-tech development.
To get more information about these activities and other events take a look at the agri-tech events page.