How agri-food production can benefit from sensor and satellite technologies

5th November 2014, Innovate UK 2014, London

A session on "How Agri-food production can benefit from Sensor and Satellite Technologies" was one of many hosted by the KTN at Innovate UK 2014.

Agri-food is an important industry, with the UK agri-food supply chain contributing £97bn in 2012. Major challenges face the sector, such as feeding a rising world population, climate change and the need for sustainable intensification. 

The UK is well placed to address such challenges, with agri-science and satellites recognized as two of the eight-great technologies in which the UK can be global leaders. 

This session included presentations from leading experts, followed by a discussion to outline the opportunities for satellite and sensor technologies to drive innovation to benefit agri-food production.

Click here to view the session on KTN TV via YouTube.


Speakers included:

  • Dr Steve Welch, Domain Director, The Knowledge Transfer Network

  • Duncan Forbes - Managing Director, Kingshay – Why collaboration worked for us
    Duncan provided an overview of Kingshay's work, showing how sensor technologies can benefit agri-food production and proving how collaboration with innovative research organisations, the KTN and Innovate UK has contributed to their success.

  • Andy Shaw – Satellite Applications Catapult – How Satellite and Sensor Technologies can benefit Agri-Food
    Andy gave an overview of the latest innovations in this area, what is possible now, what is coming in future and helping those not familiar with this technology area to understand the emerging opportunities this technology can provide for agri-food.


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