Showcasing UK capabilities in agri-tech

Posted on: 05/03/2018

The UK’s Agri-Tech Centres are a new collaborative model between the agri-tech sector and government.


As part of the 2013 Strategy for Agricultural Technologies the UK Government provided funding for four Centres for Agricultural Innovation (or Agri-Tech Centres) - Agrimetrics, the Centre for Crop Health and Protection (CHAP), the Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL), and the Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Centre (Agri-EPI).

On Wednesday 21st March the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), on behalf of Innovate UK, is hosting a prestigious event to showcase these UK Agri-Tech Centres, providing a unique opportunity for all four Centres to highlight their capabilities through bespoke ‘show and tell’ tours, covering Crops, Livestock, Precision Agriculture and Data.

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The event is designed to enable key decision makers from across the Agri-Food supply chain to find out more about the capabilities of the Agri-Tech Centres, and particularly the cutting-edge R&D assets on which funding has been spent. The event will also provide an opportunity to hear about funding opportunities for Agri-Tech R&D, including an update on the ISCF “Transforming food production” ¬£90m funding call announced last week, as well as networking with key people from across the agri-food industry.

The event will be held at the Agri-EPI Centre Hub, one of the Agri-Tech Centres, located at Harper Adams University, near Newport, Shropshire.

Please note that places at this event are strictly limited, and attendance is by invitation only. Please contact Chris Danks ( if you would like to attend and have yet to receive an invite.


If you would like to discuss opportunities for innovation in agri-tech you can contact KTN’s Agri-Food Team.

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