The internet of agri-things is capturing the imagination of technologists and this is demonstrated by an agri-tech strand at the CW International Conference on 26 June.
Agri-Tech East, together with Allia, a social enterprise facilitator, are delighted to present the agri-tech session and provide an introduction to this vibrant sector.
Agri-food is one of the last sectors of the economy to become fully digitised despite exhaustive requirements from regulators, retailers and others in the value chain for data. This creates a major opportunity for non-traditional players to support the industry according to Dr Belinda Clarke, director of Agri-Tech East, in a blog on the CWIC website.
However, agri-food is a complex industry, there are many players, the value chains are convoluted and the great outdoors is ever changing. So domain knowledge is vital for success.
Wellies and Wireless
The agri-tech strand “Wellies and Wireless’ is designed to show how companies with digital technologies have penetrated the market and how the agri-tech cluster supports growth.
The session will include Agri-Tech East members Stevie Archer, Business Engineer for 30MHz and Ian Wheal, CEO & Co-Founder of Breedr, and also Ben Crowther, CTO & Co-Founder of LettUs Grow. They will discuss how their solutions are creating major disruptions in the way that the agri-food industry operates.
More information is available here.
Want to develop domain knowledge?
Agri-Tech East is also organising Agriculture 101, a unique overview which provides an introduction to the sector for newcomers
This one day overview aims to:
- Provide an overview of the main players and current challenges
- Articulate the market opportunities
- Offer ways to engage with the sector
- Signpost next steps for those interested in developing prototypes and working with early adopters.