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£19.5M for quantum technologies - possible applications in agri-tech

Innovate UK and EPSRC will soon launch a £19.5 million competition to develop quantum technology prototypes or establish technical or market feasibility. Quantum technologies can have applications in agri-food - for example the use of quantum imaging to identify problems with crops or food, quantum sensors to remotely measure soil quality, or quantum devices to protect supply...
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Funding available from Agri-Tech in China: Newton Network+

Please note, this is a revised programme and replaces the previous announcement.   Overview Agritech in China: Newton Network+ (ATCNN) The ATCNN is funded by the UK government through the Newton Fund, which has been setup to strengthen research and commercial partnerships between the UK & China.  The ATCNN seeks to apply the UK’s expertise in enabling...
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Cross-sector collaboration will be essential in the design, construction and instrumentation of modern livestock buildings

Report by Callum Harvey, KTN Recent scientific and technological advances in the understanding of livestock’s requirements (e.g. nutrition, environment, social interactions etc.), the control and monitoring of such requirements, coupled with meeting the requirements of the processing and retail industries have meant that livestock buildings and how they are kitted out are rapidly...
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Speakers announced for KTN workshop on innovation in livestock buildings - Integration of multiple new technologies

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting a  workshop  on 27th October in Edinburgh to join up thinking in the initiation of livestock housing (re)design, incorporating as appropriate new advances in sensors, environmental control, biosecurity, lighting, hygiene, water, health, nutrition (including feeding systems), robotics, water supply and usage, retail planning, and...
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Calling for agritech innovators help to increase the uptake of agricultural innovation by farmers in developing countries

Article by Liliya Serazetdinova, KTN Agriculture is an important sector for many developing countries, both to drive economic development but also to support poverty reduction and boost food and nutrition security. Department for International Development (DFID) published last year the latest evidence and a conceptual framework to design agriculture policies and programmes ....
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Creating a step-change in dairy cattle innovation through collaboration

A new KTN success story  highlights one of the many ways that KTN helps to drive innovation for UK businesses - by facilitating new connections and collaborations between different sectors.   Creating a step-change in dairy cattle innovation Kingshay are a research-based consultancy that support a large number (>2,000) of dairy farmers in the UK....
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Economist Technology Quarterly highlights role of technology in the future of agriculture

The Economist has recently published a “Technology Quarterly” report on The Future of Agriculture , looking at how technology could be used to make improvements in food production that will not just boost farmer’s profits, but may also help us feed the world without over-reaching our resources. The report pays particular attention to precision/smart farming technologies and...
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Take part in an evaluation of the Sustainable Agriculture & Food Innovation Platform (SAF-IP)

Innovate UK is currently evaluating the impact achieved by investing public funds to support innovation within agriculture and food industries, through what are known as Innovation Platforms. Ipsos MORI, an independent research company, has been commissioned by Innovate UK to evaluate the technological and economic impact of the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform...
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Companies and inventors across Northern Ireland invited to take part in the INVENT 2016 Awards

Companies and inventors across Northern Ireland are bring invited to demonstrate their prowess through the hugely popular INVENT 2016 awards, run by NISP CONNECT and sponsored by Bank of Ireland UK. INVENT recognises innovations that have the greatest commercial potential. Entrants will compete for a share of a £33,000 prize fund and a space on the 2017 Tech...
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Would you like to apply for a share of £100K from the 2016 Agri-Innovation Den?

Budding entrepreneurs are being invited to showcase their ideas for ground-breaking new technologies in a Dragon’s Den-style pitch for their share of £250,000, as part of a new initiative to discover the best innovators in the UK’s agriculture industry. Launched by Briefing Media Agriculture, the owners of publications including Farmers Guardian, in conjunction with The Co-operative...
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Are you interested in opportunities for innovation in greenhouses and polytunnels?

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...
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Have you registered for our cross-sector workshop on innovation in greenhouses and polytunnels yet? 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. ...
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Invitation to take part in Eastbourne BC's preliminary market consultation on food and energy

Eastbourne Borough Council wants to respond to the energy sector’s trilemma of increasing prices, future shortage of supply, and the need to reduce carbon emissions. The Council also wants to be prepared for the challenges and uncertainty the food chain will face when major global food regions are under threat from extreme weather patterns.  To deliver this transformation will...
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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. ...
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Funding for UK-Chile project partnerships to meet challenges in agri-foods, resource efficiency and solar energy

UK businesses are invited to partner with Chilean ones on projects that meet challenges in agri-foods, resource efficiency and solar energy. The Newton-Picarte Fund is to fund joint UK-Chilean experimental development projects in the fields of agri-foods, resource efficiency for sustainable extraction of raw materials and solar energy.  UK and Chilean businesses are being...
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Find out about opportunities within the agri-tech sector at a UKTI event on 24 June in York

The opportunities for all kinds of business are huge within the agri-tech sector! However, a lot of businesses don’t consider their products and services as part of this sector. For that reason, UKTI have developed a unique event with great speakers from the sector who will highlight the possibilities and how your business will fit in. Agricultural science and...
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Grown in Britain - Invitation to join UKTI at the World Expo in Milan on 6-10 July 2015

UK Trade & Investment invites you to join the Grown in Britain GREAT Week Agri-Tech which takes place in Milan on 6-10 July 2015. The GREAT Weeks are a series of trade missions coinciding with this year’s World Expo in Milan. Under the theme ‘Grown in Britain,’ each mission is sector specific and represents an outstanding opportunity for UK companies to meet major buyers,...
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