Friday 19th July 2013, Begbroke Science Park, Oxford, OX5 1PF, 9.00-15.00
The Technology Strategy Board’s Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform is planning to run their next competition focusing on stimulating innovative technologies relevant to engineering and precision agriculture across the agri-food supply chain, to maximise productivity, improve resource use efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of food production.
The objective for this workshop is to broker novel partnerships between those working in the horticulture and potato sectors and engineers who may have novel technologies to apply to this industry, in preparation for the proposed TSB Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform call for projects on Engineering Solutions in the Agrifood Industry.
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9.00 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
9.30 Welcome and outline of the day. Mary Bosley, HIP and Dr Anne Miller, ESKTN
9.35 CHAIR’S INTRODUCTION Chairman: Christine Tacon
9.45 Keynote presentation: The challenges to be addressed in the horticulture and potato supply chain. Dr Ed Moorhouse, G’s growers
10.10 Keynote presentation: The engineering opportunities that might apply to the horticulture and potato supply chain. Professor Simon Blackmore, Harper Adams University
10.35 COFFEE BREAK
10.55 Matching user needs with research opportunities – Theme 1. Producer perspective
Short presentations of examples of horticulture and potato challenges to be solved
Dr Steve Tones, Business Development Manager HDC
3 speakers representing the producer supply chain: Field veg, fruit, protected: tbc
Dr Mike Storey, Head of R & D Potato Council
Representative of potato supply chain: names tbc
Opportunity for other producers to provide short presentation (2 min each)
Discussion with Q&As
11.35 Matching user needs with research opportunities – Theme 2.
Short presentations: solution providers (2 min each)
12.15 LUNCH AND NETWORKING
13.30 The TSB SAFIP funding opportunity “Engineering for primary production and processing”. Calum Murray, TSB
13.50 Putting together a successful horticulture and potatoes bid for TSB SAFIP funding: an industry perspective and a research perspective. Prof Jerry Cross, EMR.
14.15 Q&A session
14.30 Summing up and next steps
TEA AND FINAL NETWORKING
15. 00 CLOSE