Hear about the latest developments in Scottish agri-food innovation
The government, scientific researchers, and the food and farming industry are building on the strengths of the UK agricultural technologies sector.
In 2013 the UK Government published a Strategy for Agricultural Technologies with the aim of accelerating growth in the Agri-Tech sector.
As part of this strategy funding was provided for four new Centres for Agricultural Innovation:
- Agrimetrics – brings together expertise and capabilities in data science, smart analytics, bioinformatics, translational research and knowledge exchange in crops, livestock and food, and sustainability.
- Agri-EPI ‚Äì The Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Centre delivers research, development, demonstration and training on precision agriculture and engineering for the livestock, arable, horticulture and aquaculture sectors.
- CHAP ‚Äì The Centre for Crop Health and Protection aims to revolutionise how farmers manage crop threats including pests and disease, both in the UK and overseas
- CIEL ‚Äì The Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock aims to create new livestock technology and products to boost the profitability and productivity of livestock farming. http://www.cielivestock.co.uk
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You can find out more about the Agri-Tech Centres at Agrimetric‚Äôs ‚ÄúDriving Innovation in Scottish Agri-Food‚Äù event on 24th May 2017 in Ingliston, Edinburgh.
This event is aimed at farmers, producers, processors and executives in the agri-food sector, retailers, policy makers and intermediaries working directly with industry in Scotland.
KTN‚Äôs Dr Serena Broadway (Knowledge Transfer Manager, Agri-Food) will be providing an Introduction to the Food Innovation Network (FIN), and will be happy to discuss your ideas and support mechanisms for agri-food innovations during the networking session.
Please¬†click here to find out more about this event.