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Our members are a vital component of Agri-EPI Centre. We bring together academic institutions with industry partners to design and develop research and innovations that will support growth in the food and farming sectors.

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Uniquely positioned, Agri-EPI connect all with an interest in the agri-food supply chain, Driving growth and supporting innovative ideas in agri-tech.

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  • Become a member

    Our members are a vital component of Agri-EPI Centre. We bring together academic institutions with industry partners to design and develop research and innovations that will support growth in the food and farming sectors.

    Learn More
    Agri-EPI Membership | Join us at the forefront of UK Agriculture

Membership

Our members are a vital component of Agri-EPI Centre. We bring together academic institutions with industry partners to design and develop research and innovations that will support growth in the food and farming sectors.

Access our wider agri ecosystem

Access all areas and join our network

Become a member of our growing collaborative network of food producers, processors and retailers across the UK.

Network of agri-tech enablers

Join our growing collaborative network of food producers, processors and retailers across the UK with access to industry leading companies, experts and cutting-edge facilities, funding alerts, exclusive events, demonstrations, business incubation and international reach.

Current members include organisations from all major agri-food sectors including arable, horticulture, livestock and aquaculture. Our membership is representative of the whole supply chain – from farmers to processors and retailers plus engineering and technology businesses of all sizes.

Member Benefits

  • Newsletters and funding alerts

    It can be hard to keep up to date with all the opportunities out there, so we produce regular newsletters and email alerts to help members keep abreast of funding, events and other activity.

  • Access to exclusive Agri-EPI events

    Members are entitled to free access to exclusive Agri-EPI knowledge exchange events showcasing:

    • The latest cutting edge research
    • Industry developments
  • Funding opportunities

    We actively look for funding opportunities which could benefit members eg grant funding or finance from investors:

    • Ensuring members can take advantage of available funding
    • Helping members to identify the most suitable funding
    • Assisting members in making application
  • A trusted project partner

    We can partner with members directly in both private and publicly funded projects. We can tailor our support to meet members’ needs with:

    • Project management
    • Access to facilities and equipment
    • Assisting with trials
    • Development of technology
  • Gateway to over 100 leading Agri-Food companies

    Becoming a member provides access to the network of agri-food companies that form the Agri-EPI membership and the key decision makers within these organisations.

  • Members Portal

    Connect and engage with other members on Agri-EPI Centre’s online Member Portal.

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  • Access to cutting edge facilities

    Members can access £18m of cutting edge facilities and equipment across a broad range of technologies via our three innovation hubs in Cranfield, Newport (Shropshire) and Edinburgh.

  • Demonstration of technology on commercial farms

    Agri-EPI have technology deployed on a network of working farms and processing sites, to test the latest innovations, and capture data that helps better understand and solve industry problems. These include all major farming systems and commodities that will allow farmers to:

    • See cutting edge technology being deployed in the real world
    • Understand its benefits
    • Feedback to ensure technology is commercially viable and industry focused
    • Provide data on production systems, allowing identification of industry issues that are opportunities for R&D
  • Partnering and consortia building

    We are uniquely positioned to help with consortia building. Knowledge of the capabilities of our members helps us to match needs with expertise.

  • Business incubation

    Agri-EPI have developed business incubation facilities at a range of scales. This could:

    • Benefit start-ups looking to access facilities
    • Enable interaction with researchers and other companies
    • Help companies looking to embed researchers in a stimulating new environment as part of an innovation model
  • Access to Expertise

    Members become part of a network with access to a broad range of academic expertise, including Agri-EPI centre core members Cranfield University, Harper Adams University and SRUC (UK leaders in Precision Agriculture and Engineering) and a broad range of industry leading companies.

Agri-Tech Designs

Intellectual Property Support

Now more than ever, agri-tech companies are innovating to provide technical solutions to the problem of feeding the world’s growing population.  To protect your investment in those innovations, and to maximise the return on that investment, it is essential to factor intellectual property (IP) into your business plan.  In particular, you would be well-advised to ensure that you identify and protect your IP, and also to ensure that you do not encounter conflicts with third-party IP. 

Agri-Tech Innovation Support

We are working with Leyton, the UK’s leading specialist innovation funding consultancy, who are delighted to offer their expertise in government tax incentives to our network.

Agri-Tech Business Grants

Agri-EPI International Dual Membership | Agri-Tech UK launch pad | CHAP Solutions | Soil Health & Crop Technology

International Dual Membership

Do you want access to the UK market to further your research projects, explore UK funding opportunities and showcase your innovative technologies? Two of the UK’s leading agri-tech centres, Agri-EPI and CHAP, are joining forces to provide international companies of all sizes with the opportunity to become dual members – accessing each organisations benefits at a discounted rate.