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Satellites for Food - Upcoming Competition

Innovate UK is scoping a new funding competition about the use of satellite and space technology in the production and distribution of food and it welcomes inputs from the relevant communities...

Maths in Agriculture Workshop - Report

  This report was produced by Paul Meakin, KTN  ( paul.meakin@ktn-uk.org ). Mathematics plays an essential role in underpinning many agri-tech innovations, and there...

Would you like to find out how maths can help address challenges in precision agriculture?

Mathematics in Agriculture Workshop 29th April, Harper Adams University The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) would like to invite you to a free KTN event titled " Mathematics in...

Two precision agriculture projects funded in the first Horizon 2020 funding call

The EU has announced that it is co-funding 17 new projects in robotics under Horizon 2020 Call 1, including two that focus on precision agricultural techniques. €3.5m has been...

A robot will help improve wine production

A European research consortium comprising Spanish, French, Italian and German universities and companies is working on the development of an unmanned robot, equipped with non-invasive advanced...

Sweet-pepper harvesting robot developed

Wageningen UR in the Netherlands have recently developed the world's first sweet-pepper harvesting robot. For more details, and links to other activity in this area, please see...

£70m Agri-Tech Catalyst – Projects funded in Round 2

The  £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst , run by Innovate UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, offers funding to innovative businesses and researchers to develop...

New £12m Funding for Agri-Tech sensing & modelling projects in China

The Newton fund is an initiative intended to strengthen research and innovation partnerships between the UK and developing nations in order to develop science and technology partnerships that...

Watch online “How Agri-food production can benefit from Satellite and Sensor Technologies”

The KTN TV camera crew will be at the Innovate UK 2014 event in London to live-stream some of the sessions from the two-day event.  If you are unable to be there in person do not worry, you...

Find out how drones can be used in precision agriculture, 6 Nov 2014 at Harper Adams University

The National Centre for Precision Farming (NCPF) UAS Interest Group is hosting a one day seminar comprising talks and workshops for farmers, agronomists and those interested in the use of drones...

Find out how Agri-food production can benefit from Sensor and Satellite Technologies at Innovate UK 2014

Agri-food is an important industry, with the UK agri-food supply chain contributing £97bn in 2012. However , the sector is now facing major challenges, such as feeding a rising world...

New £3m competition: "World-leading off-highway vehicles", includes Agriculture

Innovate UK is to invest up to £3m in collaborative R&D projects that will enable significant reductions in off-highway vehicle emissions and/or deliver major improvements in their...

"Your lettuce could come from an old semiconductor factory"

Please see the following article which describes  which describes how electronics firms like Toshiba, Sony and Panasonic are using their industrial facilities to grow food. For more...

Agri-Tech Catalyst - Projects funded in Round 1

The £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst Funding Scheme was launched in 2013. If you would like to know what projects were funded in Round 1 of the scheme, please visit the links below: ...

Clean & Cool Mission (incl. Agri-Tech) to San Francisco: apply by 29th Sept to win £2,000

The  Long Run Venture , partnered by  Innovate UK , are looking to take up to twenty of the UK’s most  exciting, innovative and promising early stage cleantech companies to...

Agri-Food Funding: New multi-million opportunities

We would like to bring to your attention several grant funding opportunities which are currently open, or about to open soon:   1) £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst Funding – Round 3 to open...

How mobile phone technology is thwarting cattle thieves in Africa

A fascinating and highly informative article on the BBC website has highlighted how mobile phones are improving the lives of farmers in Senegal in an unexpected way – by protecting their...

Funding competition for projects related to the Harwell space cluster.

The Technology Strategy Board is investing up to £1m in businesses with innovative technology projects connected to the Harwell space cluster in Oxfordshire. The competition aims to...

New £2.3m competition for Agri-Food KTPs

The Technology Strategy Board and partners are to invest up to £2.3m to establish  Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)  to improve the competitiveness, resilience and responsiveness...

Fujitsu develop smart farming technologies for hydroponic lettuce production

The following article provides a very interesting insight into how Fujitsu is developing  its hydroponic lettuce farm to showcase its “smart” farming technologies, in the hopes of...
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Feedback from e-Agri Landscape Event, "Preparing the way for Europe", 20th-21st July 2011

As promised from the Landscaping event, the findings from 5 of the 6 breakout groups have now...

e-Agri workshop - a quick snapshot

On July 20 th and 21 st 2011 the e-Agri workshop, “Preparing the way for...

Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) technique under development for aggressive pigs

Aggression between pigs on finisher farms causes both physiological stress and physical...