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Innovators from materials, lighting, energy, robotics & ICT invited to KTN’s Greenhouses and Polytunnels Event, 11 Nov, London

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is holding a free one-day event to bring together different sectors including end users of glasshouses and polytunnels, with innovators from materials, lighting, energy, robotics and ICT.

The aim is to identify innovation opportunities, increase efficiency and help to find new solutions for the challenges the industry faces.

Innovation in Greenhouses and Polytunnels: Cross-sectoral Opportunities
11th November 2015, London

Both greenhouses and polytunnels are becoming increasingly important for the UK’s food supply. This is an area where cross-sectoral collaboration could play a crucial role in future innovations, so a key element of this event will be the creation of new connections leading to collaborative projects.

Speakers will be from a wide range of displines and include speakers from ARUP, The Shadow Robot Company, Grodan, BPI Polythene and Innovate UK.

Attendees will include:

  • Large scale protected edibles growers, who will describe their challenges requiring new innovative solutions
  • Technology providers from a number of disciplines - with new technologies relevant to the sector
  • Innovate UK - who will describe current Innovate UK funding opportunities to progress new project ideas identified

There will also be plenty of networking opportunities.

Who should attend?

  • End users of glasshouses and polytunnels
  • Innovators from materials, lighting, energy, robotics and ICT

Find out more & register >>

Got a question?

If you would like to find out more about this event, please feel free to contact Dr Tristan Eagling at KTN:



1 person has had something to say so far

Watering Pipe Ltd. is a water system innovation company. The core purpose of this organisation is 'tackle water scarcity and flooding'. By improved water management within developed areas and catchments. The need for an increase in capacity in both water storage and stormwater retention lead the way for the development of the CDP. A flow control device like no other this water system can automatically control water and waste water flows to improve environmental service.
CDP-Structures relates to the development of poly tunnel design modifications using the new system.
Posted on 06/11/15 00:35.

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