One Health is the globally understood umbrella term for the interconnectedness of human, animal and environmental health.
The UK Government supports key domestic and interrelated global policies/action plans to tackle One Health problems – such as in the priorities and funding outlined in the International Research and Innovation Strategy. In the UK’s Industrial Strategy, the Government backed the challenge of Clean Growth. This is in the recognition that One Health issues can be tackled through human action, including technological innovations, while still growing the economy.
The One Health 2019 conference brings together industry with UK national centres, academia, Government departments and agencies, investors and innovators with a focus on marine, aquaculture, crops, livestock and human health related to our farmed and marine environments.
Delegates will explore UK and global One Health problems, such as food safety, supply and security pollinators vs pests and antimicrobial resistance to name a few. This will be done through networking and showcasing, seeking new collaborations to find commercial solutions.
A One Health Accelerator and a campaign fund from joint sponsors, the SETsquared Partnership, will be launched on the day to help consortia bid into the >£2.2bn global grants pot. Agri-EPI Centre supports her members interested in consortia building.
Who will be there?
Industry support organisations attending on the day include:
- British Business Bank
- Centre for Crop Health and Protection (CHAP)
- Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science
- Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL)
- Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
- Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership
- Europe Enterprise Network (ESA)
- National Oceanography Centre
- Innovate UK
- Kingston Maurward (Living Lab)
- Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
- National Farmers Union
- SETsquared Partnership (Global Number 1 Business Incubator)
- University of Southampton / National Biofilms Innovation Centre
Over 70 businesses from agri and aqua innovation industries will receive a personal invitation be invited. There will also be representation from related industries, finance, agencies and academia. Delegate lists will be available on the day.
About the organisers
The Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Centre (Agri-EPI Centre) is one of four Agri-Tech centres established by the UK government. Agri-EPI Centre focuses on the delivery of research, development, demonstration and training on precision agriculture and engineering for the livestock, arable, horticulture and aquaculture sectors.
Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a business led private and public sector partnership that aims to promote local economic growth and prosperity. Acting as a strategic gateway to funding, Dorset LEP supports and delivers projects of long term economic benefit for all in Dorset through cross sector partnership.
SETsquared Partnership is a unique enterprise partnership and a dynamic collaboration between the five leading research-led UK universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey. Twice ranked as the Global No. 1 Business Incubator, they provide a wide range of highly acclaimed support programmes to help turn ideas into thriving businesses. Since launching in 2002, they have supported over 3,500 entrepreneurs helping them raise £1.8bn investment.