AgriTech offers exciting opportunities for investors

Posted on: 02/08/2017

KTN’s AgriTech Investment Showcase is open to AgriTech companies seeking investment and investors looking for exciting business opportunities.

There is growing momentum from investors who will be attending the KTN AgriTech Investment Showcase Event in October. Already a number of investors have confirmed their attendance and endorsement for this event, which will take place on 12th October 2017 in London.

“Innova Partnerships fully supports the KTN’s initiative to drive investment into AgriTech.  As an investor into early stage companies we are keen to encourage the investment community to look more closely at AgriTech and to support genuinely exciting business opportunities.” Paul Meakin, Director of Business Development, Innova Partnerships Ltd.

“There are few investments other than agri-technology that can achieve astonishing returns while sustainably solving common global problems.” Hamish Webb, CIO, JBEquity.

“Adapt Cocoon Equity are delighted to be part of KTN’s AgriTech Investor event. Our fund is focused on investing in early-stage, UK-based companies with market potential in China and Agri-tech is increasingly becoming an opportunity sector. We believe that initiatives such as KTN’s AgriTech Investor event will be key in driving innovation and supporting early-stage businesses”. Linn Clabburn, Associate, Adapt Cocoon Equity.

“Cambridge Agritech is a syndicate composed mainly of private investors who are either owners or directors of some of the largest food and agricultural businesses in the UK, which invests in innovative SMEs in the agricultural sector. The work of the KTN in supporting startups in agritech is very valuable, and we welcome their initiative in encouraging investment in the sector.” Dr Sean Butler, CEO, Cambridge Agritech Ltd.

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Are you interested in investing in agricultural technologies?

To achieve our goal of supporting the ambitions of the agricultural R&D community to translate their technologies into ongoing commercial benefits, we are inviting investors from the UK and internationally, including both seasoned AgriTech investors and those new to the sector. Additional investors can register interest to attend the event here.


Game changing technologies in AgriTech

Working in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT), who are hosting their Game Changing Technologies in AgriTech event the on previous day, 11th October, nearby at One George Street London, this KTN event will provide a perfect opportunity for investors to attend both events. If you are keen to attend the invite only Game Changing Technologies event please contact Elizabeth Warham (


Are you an Agri-Tech company looking for Investment?

The call for exciting AgriTech companies has already led to applications from companies focused on robotics, IoT, diagnostics, novel pest control, precision agriculture, new production methods and many other technologies.

Following a panel review of applications, a number of companies will be invited to a Pitch Training event (14th September), to be hosted by the KTN Access to Funding and Finance team, followed by a Pitch Presentation webex (5th October) before final selection of 12-16 pitches to present on the 12th October.

If you are an Agri-Tech company looking for Investment and would like to get involved, please submit your expression of interest here. The closing date for applications is Friday 25th August.

Please contact your key Knowledge Transfer Manager or Chris Danks ( to discuss project applications, company suitability and any other details.


Key Links

Company expression of interest form (deadline 25th August 2017)

Investors expression of interest

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