Midlands Agri-Tech Coffee Hour (MATCH) 8th February 2024 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Book your place Agri-EPI invites you to attend our networking coffee morning on the 8th February 2024 at the Midlands Agri-Tech Innovation Hub. This event is sponsored by Jonathan Lee Recruitment who will be giving a presentation. Use this opportunity to chat and get to know each other, fostering new connections and opportunities for collaboration […]

Why is the Midlands Agri-Tech Hub the right place to host a start-up programme?

Agri-EPI Centre’s Midlands Agri-Tech Innovation Hub has a thriving start-up community with state-of-the-art engineering and agri-tech incubation facilities. Located in the heart of Shropshire in Newport, it is the perfect place for innovators with great ideas to learn new skills that will grow their business. Harper Adams University, in partnership with the Agri-EPI Centre, are […]

UK-LATAM exchange visits expand international collaboration in agri-tech

This month, Agri-EPI and the Agri-Tech Centres facilitated a market exchange visit to Brazil. In collaboration with one of LATAM’s leading agricultural research and innovation organisations, Embrapa, and jointly with AgriTIERRA, three market-ready start-ups interested in entering new markets took part in the visit. Delegates from UK start-ups AbacusBio, Actisense and Wyld Networks joined the 2-week long visit, where they got to meet with a […]

Agri-EPI network explores data collection for livestock farming

Agri-EPI Centre hosted a member community online special interest group entitled Data Collection from Livestock, that bought farmers, researchers and tech developers from across the agri-tech sector together online to discuss the power of data in cattle production and livestock farming. The event was chaired by Ross Robertson, Head of Agri-tech (Mixed) at Agri-EPI Centre, […]

UK-Argentina market visit expands international collaboration in agri-tech

The past couple of weeks, Agri-EPI and the Agri-Tech Centres have been facilitating a successful market exchange visit in collaboration with Movimento CREA and AgriTIERRA for three market-ready start-ups interested in entering the Argentine market. We were joined by three companies, iLivestock, Pastoral, and N2 Applied, who got to meet with a range of innovators, farmers, distributors and industry representatives, to give […]

Agri-EPI hosts delegation from Canada in a 1,000 mile UK innovation tour

Agri-EPI’s Academic Partnership Manager, Wendy Hewitson, recently hosted Olds College of Agriculture and Technology, Lakeland College Canada, and Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network from Canada, for an innovation tour of the UK, covering over 1,000 miles in four days. The aim of the Smart Farm tour was to showcase agri-tech companies within Agri-EPI’s network, including the innovation […]

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4aRzwPYMzo&list=PLnJQLZSqvyyZ7OuIcMT0pjgv6-LrfMaj1&index=16&t=79s&pp=iAQB 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 […]