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Robots emerging as agricultural co-workers

Advanced engineering could be the solution for the sustainable intensification of agriculture, as technology for producing service robots reaches maturity. Experts in robotics from University of...

£5M funding available to encourage innovative applications of robotics & autonomous systems

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest up to £5 million in innovation projects to stimulate new partnerships across robotics and...

Agri-Tech Strategy Blog - Three things you need to know about the UK agri-tech sector

In the latest Agri-Tech Strategy Blog Akshay Paonaskar highlights three things you need to know about the agri-tech sector, namely: In 2013 the agri-tech sector contributed £14 billion...

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for UK Agriculture: Creating an Invisible Precision Farming Technology

The Satellite Applications Catapult has published a white paper on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for UK Agriculture: Creating an Invisible Precision Farming Technology. "This white...

Funding awarded to improve farming with satellite technologies

More than a dozen business projects have won a share of £3 million to explore and develop new ways to use satellite technology to improve farming systems. The ‘Satellites to...

Submit an abstract for the Sensors in Agriculture Conference 2016

The call for papers for the Sensors in Agriculture Conference , on 29-30 November 2016 in Cambridge, is now open. This conference will explore current applications and future...

How to boost adoption of Agri-Tech

A new report has been released which describes how to boost adoption of Agri-Tech. It covers factors that act as barriers to adoption, as well as how start-ups in the Agri-Tech field can boost...

AgriRover: Space technology comes down to earth in new agricultural device

Space technology is to be put to work on Earth – in a device for testing soil quality, in research involving the University of Strathclyde. The agricultural monitoring system, consisting of...

Designed by farmers, driven by GPS

Farm visit shows how RTK controlled traffic system improves soil quality GPS positioning can be made accurate to within a few centimetres using a technique called ‘Real Time Kinematics’...

Farmer's eyes in the sky - latest blog from the agri-Tech Strategy Team

Sam White, from the UK Government's Agri-Tech Strategy Team, has just published his latest blog, this time on the subject of drones and satellites in agriculture or as he calls them "Farmer's...

H2020 funding for validation of diagnostic tools for animal and plant health

A call for "validation of diagnostic tools for animal and plant health" is currently open under the European Commission's Horizon 2020 funding programme. Deadline: 14 February 2017 ...

Sentinel satellites offer agri-tech business opportunity

The recent launch of the new Sentinel satellites, part of the European Union’s Copernicus Earth observation programme, has the potential to help farmers take precision agriculture to a new...

Precision Agriculture & the Internet of Things: Roadmapping the next decade

Is your company an innovator in agricultural technology? Rothamsted Research and UCL Engineering are hosting a joint event on 18th April in central London to showcase initiatives where new...

New Agri-EPI Centre will be key to ensuring UK’s status as a world leader in precision agriculture and engineering

A new  Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation ( Agri-EPI) Centre is  bringing together expertise in research and industry, as well as data gathering capacity in all areas of...

Save the date for Sensors in Food and Agriculture, 29-30 Nov, Cambridge

Save the date for Sensor100's 2016 conference on Sensors in Food and Agriculture , which will be held on 29-30 November at the Moller Centre in Cambridge. The Conference will explore...

"Farming from space: space technology in agriculture”,

Engineering and Technology (E&T) magazine have a new and interesting article titled "Farming from space: space technology in agriculture”, which features KTN and Innovate UK activity in...

Robotics technology offers great potential for application in agriculture

Recent advances in r obotics technology , alongside decreases in the cost of technology, have made the application of robotics in agriculture a viable business proposition. Furthermore,...

Are you interested in sensors in agriculture and food?

Sensor100 has published a  PowerPoint summary of their  "Sensors in Food and Agriculture Conference" which was held on 1 - 2 December 2015 in Cambridge UK. Find out more by...

‘Robotics in Agriculture’ Event, 17th March 2016, London – Registration open

This free workshop, organised by the KTN, will focus on robotics in agriculture, and aims to identify new opportunities for innovation, and generate new collaborations.   Event...

Job opportunity: Computer programmer with an interest or background in agricultural or environmental systems

We have been alerted to a job opportunity for a  computer programmer with an interest or background in agricultural or environmental systems. The job description is copied below: ...
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Satellites for Food - Upcoming Competition

Innovate UK is scoping a new funding competition about the use of satellite and space...

Feedback from e-Agri Landscape Event, "Preparing the way for Europe", 20th-21st July 2011

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Satellites for agri-food systems – New funding competition & Event 7th October, 2015

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