Hear about the latest developments in Scottish agri-food innovation

Posted on 19/04/2017

The government, scientific researchers, and the food and farming industry are building on the strengths of the UK agricultural technologies sector.

In 2013 the UK Government published a Strategy for Agricultural Technologies with the aim of accelerating growth in the Agri-Tech sector.

As part of this strategy funding was provided for four new Centres for Agricultural Innovation:

  • Agrimetrics – brings together expertise and capabilities in data science, smart analytics, bioinformatics, translational research and knowledge exchange in crops, livestock and food, and sustainability.
  • Agri-EPI – The Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Centre delivers research, development, demonstration and training on precision agriculture and engineering for the livestock, arable, horticulture and aquaculture sectors.
  • CHAP – The Centre for Crop Health and Protection aims to revolutionise how farmers manage crop threats including pests and disease, both in the UK and overseas
  • CIEL – The Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock aims to create new livestock technology and products to boost the profitability and productivity of livestock farming. http://www.cielivestock.co.uk

You can find out more about the Agri-Tech Centres at Agrimetric’s “Driving Innovation in Scottish Agri-Food” event on 24th May 2017 in Ingliston, Edinburgh.

This event is aimed at farmers, producers, processors and executives in the agri-food sector, retailers, policy makers and intermediaries working directly with industry in Scotland.

KTN’s Dr Serena Broadway (Knowledge Transfer Manager, Agri-Food) will be providing an Introduction to the Food Innovation Network (FIN), and will be happy to discuss your ideas and support mechanisms for agri-food innovations during the networking session.

Please click here to find out more about this event.

You can also find other events of interest in our full listing of KTN events, including our workshops on solving Agri-Food challenges with automation and robotics.

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