Digital mapping project unlocks new future for vineyard production

A new project creating an open-source initiative for data integration paves the way for a new chapter in wine production. In the rapidly changing landscape of modern agriculture, creating a standard for digital mapping is fundamental for deploying tech onto farms. Digital maps enable valuable decision-making support to structured farming environments. Defra’s Farming Innovation Programme […]

Smartfarm China project delivers agri-tech milestone with robotic spraying for smart farms Small Robot Co (SRC), a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, today announced the successful conclusion of its Smart Farms collaboration with Strathclyde University (UoS), Agri-EPI, and Chinese Partners (CP). The project successfully developed a prototype for robotic microspraying for pests and diseases integrated with SRC’s commercial Tomv4 robot, a major technology milestone for […]

AI-enabled tool developed to enhance grassland management

Agribot, an artificial intelligence and climate technology firm and Agri-EPI Centre, with funding from Innovate UK, have joined forces to develop a grassland modelling solution to provide grass growth measurements with accuracy that was unattainable in previous technology—saving farmers’ money and bringing environmental benefits[1]. Working with Cumbria farm network and a dairy farm in Leicestershire, […]

Beta Bugs Secure £1.72M to scale up Sustainable Insect Farming

Scottish insect genetics business, and Agri-EPI tenant, Beta Bugs Limited, has secured £1.72M investment to scale-up the production, scale and supply of its Black Soldier Fly eggs and larvae to the insect farming sector, as a suitable alternative to current sources of protein for animal feed. The funding round was led by The TRICAPITAL Syndicate […]

Fox Robotics awarded funding from DEFRA and Innovate UK

Fox Robotics Ltd, in collaboration with the  University of Surrey and the Agri-EPI Centre, along with three prominent farms –  MA & MP Stockwell Barnsmuir Farm in Scotland,  Lutton Farm in Peterborough, and  Secretts Farm in Surrey – have been awarded a grant of £998,639 for their ground-breaking FLEXBOT project, from DEFRA and Innovate UK   Revolutionising Agriculture with FLEXBOT The FLEXBOT project is funded by the […]

Granular drone sensor shows potential for long term benefits for the grain supply chain

Edinburgh-based agri-tech innovator, Crover, developed the world’s first ‘granular drone’ that can move through bulk solids and powders and with further funding have developed new capabilities to enhance their robotic sensing technology. As part of a recent funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and Innovate UK’s Farming Innovation Programme they […]

James Kayam appointed International Business Development Manager at Agri-EPI

The Agri-EPI centre has recently welcomed a new International Business Development Manager, James Kayam, to their Business Development team. James has a diverse background in marketing, business support and development across both the private and public sector, internationally and within the UK. He has spent 8 years in New Zealand as a resident and spent […]