Biosensors in Agriculture

17th June 2015, Birmingham

This workshop linked up the agriculture and sensing communities, with the specific aim of identifying new opportunities where biosensors could be developed for use in agriculture.

The workshop provided opportunities to:

  • Find out about the latest technological advances in biosensors
  • Form new links with companies and academics
  • Articulate measurement/sensing challenges and innovation needs in agriculture that could be addressed by biosensors; and learn about what biosensor solutions could be used to do this
  • Discover how agriculture has already benefitted from the development of biosensor solutions
  • Take part in stimulating discussions and form collaborations that could ultimately lead to new projects
  • Learn about possible funding schemes (such as the £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst funding scheme, etc.)



Presentations from the workshop can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

Introduction to the KTN - Mark Littlewood (Knowledge Transfer Network)

Overview of the grand challenges facing agriculture - Paul Meakin (Knowledge Transfer Network)

e-Agri: Integrating Sensor & Adjacent Technologies to ‘Change the Rules of the Game‘ for agriculture - Bruce Grieve (Manchester University) - presentation not available

Biosensing in livestock – thoughts and examples  - Dave Ross (SRUC)

Pitch presentations – measurement challenges and technology solutions

Overview of Innovate UK funding options - Dean Cook (Innovate UK)

The route to market for a biosensor platform technology: the myth and reality of success - Keith Page (AgPlus Diagnostics)

Advanced Sensors and Services for Precision Dairy Farming - Ivan Andonovic (Silent Herdsman)

Rapid Biosensor-Based Detection of Environmental Contaminants -  Nigel Silman (Wilton Biotechnologies)

Agri-Tech Catalyst

Find out more about funding from the Agri-Techy Catalyst here.

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