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Cranfield UniversityCranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university, creating leaders in technology and management. We work closely with business, industry and government across the world. Through our industry partnerships, applied research projects and our executive education and professional development programmes, we work with over 1,500 companies and organisations. We are focused on the specialist themes of aerospace, defence and security, energy and power, environment and agrifood, manufacturing, transport systems, and water. The Cranfield School of Management is a world leader in management education and research.

https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/

De Montfort UniversityDe Montfort University has developed OPTIcut, a cutting-edge web-based decision support system offering precision agriculture in the banana business. It uses state of the art artificial intelligence and 3D image processing algorithms providing optimized cutting strategies and fruit profiles tailored to each farm. Banana hands are cut into clusters for packing. This generates variable amounts of fruit waste depending on the cutting strategy used.

Cutting strategies are currently based on human experience and their number can be exponential. Therefore, there is a clear need to produce data driven optimized cutting strategies which can minimize waste and maximize profit. OPTIcut also offers producers the capacity to estimate the amount of fruit available in every farm (fruit profiles), per type of cut and to record fruit damage to make strategic decisions. We are currently looking for ways to promote OPTIcut and attract investors and funding opportunities.

www.dmu.ac.uk

Harper Adams University logoHarper Adams University is the leading specialist university tackling the future development of our planet’s food production, processing, animal sciences, engineering, land management and sustainable business. Harper Adams University is doing this by delivering high quality teaching and applied research for the agri-food and rural sector.

www.harper-adams.ac.uk

James Hutton InstituteThe James Hutton Institute is a well-respected and globally recognised research organisation delivering fundamental and applied science to drive the sustainable use of land and natural resources. It undertakes research for customers including the Scottish and UK Governments, the EU and other organisations worldwide. The James Hutton Institute operates a commercial subsidiary, James Hutton Limited, which provides competitive advantage through science and technology, including consultancy and analytical services for research and commercial purposes. The Institute takes its name from the 18th century Scottish Enlightenment scientist, James Hutton, who is widely regarded as the founder of modern geology and who was also an experimental farmer and agronomist.

www.hutton.ac.uk

Lancaster University are a community of high-achieving students, world-class environmental researchers, government scientists and enterprises working together to address today’s biggest environmental challenges.

https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/

NIAB

NIAB is at the centre of innovation in crop science. Established in 1919 to assess the merits of varieties and seed quality, NIAB has grown in size, expanding its cropping and research expertise to the extent that it is now a major international research organisation in plant science, crop evaluation and agronomy.

With expertise in genetics and breeding, varieties and seeds and agronomy, NIAB works on a wide range of crops from cereals and oilseeds to potatoes, ornamentals, nonfood crops and top and soft fruit. We produce new genetic diversity in pre-breeding material for arable crops, as well as plant breeding services for the fruit sector.

NIAB is unique in being an independent science-based research organisation with a very large farmer and industry based membership who help to ensure that research outcomes are transferred into practice. NIAB also runs two incubator centres, Barn4, based in Cambridge and the Eastern AgriTech Innovation Hub near Soham. These provide start-ups and SMEs with facilities and the opportunity to interact directly with NIAB.

www.niab.com

Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)

The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) is Scotland’s largest and oldest independent marine science organisation, delivering marine science for a productive and sustainably managed marine environment through innovative research, education and engagement with society.

Based near Oban on the Scottish west coast, our marine research and teaching portfolio is diverse in topic and discipline, global in outlook, project locations and relevance, and delivered by a SAMS team with can-do attitude working in partnership with academic, business, government, regulatory, voluntary and civic society colleagues.

SAMS is a charitable organisation (SC009206) with a membership that elects the Board members following a recruitment process. It is also a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in Scotland (SC 009292) and operates two wholly owned subsidiary companies: SAMS Applied Marine Science Enterprise Ltd – a specialist marine consultancy – and SAMS Ltd. It is an academic partner of the University of the Highlands and Islands.

www.sams.ac.uk

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)The creation of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) took place in 2012 by merging SAC (the Scottish Agricultural College) with three respected partners (Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge Colleges). SRUC exists to deliver comprehensive skills, education and business support for Scotland’s land-based industries, founded on world class and sector-leading research, education and consultancy. The integration of these three complementary ‘knowledge exchange’ services is of significant value to all with an interest in land-based activities – be they learners, businesses, communities or policy-makers. Competing demands and addressing new opportunities means the future for land-based industries will be extremely challenging. The next generation of business leaders and policy makers will need to be highly skilled and knowledgeable to navigate their way through a complex operating environment. To achieve this, we will support land-based communities and industries by drawing on our accomplished history of more than a century of success. Strong in our heritage, yet stronger still as SRUC, we will strive to lead the way in delivering economic, social and environmental benefits while providing a strong voice for our rural industries.

www.sruc.ac.uk

Research at the Bristol Vet School (BVS) addresses 21st century answers to questions of animal health, resilience, welfare and disease. Researchers access the most appropriate, leading-edge technologies to investigate fundamental and applied research questions and employ optimal pathways to impact. The goals of their research are to improve the immediate and future health of human and animal populations by:

· increasing sustainable production of healthy, high-welfare food while supporting recovery of endangered environmental resources;
· ensuring sustainable use of medicines in human and animal populations;
· reducing the impact of bacterial, viral and parasitic zoonotic diseases on human and animal populations; and
· translating new developments across fundamental research in human and animal medicine into management and therapeutic approaches which enhance the quality of life of animals and humans.

Their research is strengthened by the overlap between these four goals and by the need to engage multiple disciplines to address these important questions.

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/

University of EdinburghAs a truly global university, rooted in Scotland’s capital city, the University of Edinburgh aims to make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to the world, delivering impact for society. We discover, develop and share knowledge. The Roslin Institute is a world-leading institute for animal research. Our aim is to enhance the lives of animals and humans through world class research in animal biology.

edinburgh-innovations.ed.ac.uk

University of LincolnThe Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT) as part of the University of Lincoln, aims to support and enhance productivity. Efficiency and sustainability in food and farming, through research, education and technology. LIAT brings together sector leading expertise in a diverse range of subjects, from agri-robotics to zoology. LIAT researchers are engaged in the development of technologies which add value or solve challenges across the food chain, ‘from farm to fork’, working with partners in industry and academia, locally, nationally and internationally. LIAT utilises the exceptional facilities across our three campuses in Lincolnshire delivering the world class research and higher-level skills the UK’s agri-food industries need now and in the future.

www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/liat

Logo University of ReadingUniversity of Reading, a global university that enjoys a world-class reputation for teaching, research and enterprise. 

www.reading.ac.uk

University of SussexThe University of Sussex is a leading research-intensive university near Brighton. We have both an international and local outlook, with staff and students from more than 100 countries and frequent engagement in community activities and services.

www.sussex.ac.uk

Writtle University CollegeEstablished in 1893, Writtle University College has been producing leaders in the land-based industries and organisations for more than 120 years. 

Writtle is one of the oldest specialist institutions in the UK and offers a range of land-based, design and sport courses at various levels of academic study including Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Further Education, Short Courses and Apprenticeships.  

Writtle University College is situated on a stunning 220-hectare estate and prides itself as being a small and specialist institution, where students are at the heart of everything Writtle does. In the 2020 NSS survey, Writtle achieved 92% overall student satisfaction, ranking first in English University Sector institutions. 

Their courses are created with employability in mind, meaning you study towards a qualification that is relevant to industry needs and get hands-on experience through practical learning. This allows you to apply specialist theory to real-life situations when you graduate. 

Their courses range across a number of specialist areas at undergraduate and postgraduate level including Sports Science, Equine, Animal Science, Veterinary Physiotherapy, Canine Therapy, Agriculture and Horticulture Landscape Architecture and Garden Design. 

https://writtle.ac.uk

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Engineering / Manufacturing

4C4c Design is a group in innovators. Our vision is clear and simple – to transform ideas into commercial solutions. We unlock opportunities and delivery results quickly. Our explosive and highly effective approach to problem solving is underpinned by our people – a close knit team of highly motivated, enthusiastic, and talented engineers, industrial designers and model-makers.

We have a bank of experience that enable us to iterate rapidly and deliver award-winning product designs and engineering outcomes for many sectors from: agriculture, life science, energy, consumer product, food and drink and aerospace.

We have a breadth of expertise which allied to our depth of engineering rigour produces winning results.

Agriculture is an area where we have built up an enviable track record of success.

www.4cdesign.co.uk

Agrigum International is a specialist in supplying both raw and spray dried Gum Acacia for a variety of uses and industries including emulsifying, bakery, gut health, coatings, confectionary and pharmaceutical. Agrigum produces the comprehensive Agri Range of Gum Acacia products, in addition to other Gum Acacia blends to specific customer requirements.

https://www.agrigum.com/

Alltech Farming Solutions - KeenanWe work hand in hand with feed, farm and food businesses to improve the health and performance of people, animals and plants through smart nutrition and scientific innovation. We are a family-owned and family-operated organisation with nearly 40 years of experience. Our 6,000-strong team spans more than 120 countries around the world and shares our vision of sustaining and nourishing the planet.

https://global.alltech.com/uk

Analox is a world leader in the research, development and manufacturing of gas sensing products. Their systems are used in diverse markets and applications such as space exploration, beverage, deep sea diving, biomass and for keeping submariners across the globe safe.

Analox is a global company with offices in the UK and USA and a distribution network that spans each continent. Their people are dedicated to solving our customers’ challenges and are all specialists in their field. From research and development through life support, they truly believe in keeping the customer at the heart of everything they do.

Analox Group has a wide range of off the shelf solutions for the Agriculture industry as well as being able to offer a custom build consultancy service.

https://www.analoxgroup.com/

Aqua Innovation LogoAqua Innovation Ltd (AI) is a business specialising in the design and development of innovative solutions for the salmon farming industry. 

Our objective is to give farmers the best environment to grow their fish. We have detailed knowledge and understanding of the aquaculture sector and the challenges faced by fish farmers including  fish welfare and regulatory/environmental issues. 

Through this we aim to find innovative solutions to combat these issues resulting in the opportunity to drive the growth of the sector forward. 

AI are currently developing two separate systems with the aim of tackling waste management issues in the industry:  

  • A waste capture system able to be retro-fitted to existing salmon pens which will capture the waste (primarily food waste and faeces) as it drops out of the water column. 
  • A floating concrete contained aquaculture pen (Sea CAP) for growing salmon smolts up to harvest weight in a controlled environment. 

www.aquainnovations.co.uk

Aqualife ServicesAqualife is a global leader in fish care and vaccination services. They work with clients around the world to deliver a range of professional services to the aquaculture industry. More recently they have created an engineering arm to the company developing technological solutions to aquaculture and agriculture challenges.

www.aqualifeservices.com

B-Hive Innovations are a high-growth, innovative R&D company in the AgriTech sector. They specialize in robotics, visual and spectral image acquisition, remote sensing and underpinning machine learning / artificial intelligence to give valuable insights into data for farmers. They also have experience and expertise in valorisation of waste streams from the fresh produce industry.

B-Hive has a focus on innovation that results directly in the generation of new products or services and sets them aside from academic institutions. Their cross-disciplinary team includes plant biologists, robotic engineers, image acquisition and processing experts as well as computer scientists who provide software solutions and artificial intelligence to integrate data with phenotype. Notable success stories include Harvest Eye and Root Extracts, spin out companies created to commercialise their research. Harvest Eye is an innovative camera system that sizes and shapes every single tuber during potato harvesting, giving the farmer significant insights into yield and quality. Harvest Eye can also be applied to other crops. Root Extracts represents technology to extract protein, at scale, and other molecules from fresh produce waste.

https://www.b-hiveinnovations.co.uk/

We are a start-up business working in the carbon capture and agricultural sector, currently in the R & D phase of developing a patentable process for the manufacture of a carbon negative biological fertiliser to replace synthetic fertiliser. On 2nd December we heard that our application to Innovate UK for £385k of R & D funding had been successful. Our R & D partner is the UK Biochar Research Centre at Edinburgh University. We are looking to secure matched funding as well as to progress plans for an A round in approx 18 months time to enable us to build a manufacturing plant.

http://www.biocharinnovations.co.uk

BioFactoryBath-based design and engineering business providing innovative waste-to-energy solutions.  We deliver affordable container-based micro-scale AD solutions for smaller farms that process cow slurries into upgraded bio-fertilisers and on-site power.

www.biofactory.energy

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Bosch Boschoffers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

In the UK, Bosch has been present since 1898, when Robert Bosch opened the company’s first office outside Germany. Every business sector of Bosch has a presence in the UK. The company employs around 5,000 associates at approximately 40 sites in the UK. The United Kingdom is currently Bosch’s largest European market after Germany and fourth worldwide.

www.bosch.com

Cambridge ConsultantsCambridge Consultants is a leading global innovator for product development, engineering and technology consulting. 

Working from their laboratories in Cambridge, UK, and Boston, USA, the team have all the in-house skills and facilities needed to help their clients develop novel product concepts and roadmaps, from initial idea through to volume production. 

They’re not content in creating me-too products that make incremental change; their focus lies in helping companies break barriers, to achieve the seemingly impossible. They work with some of the world’s largest blue-chip companies as well as some of the smallest, most innovative start-ups who want to change the status quo fast.

www.cambridgeconsultants.com

CLAASCLAAS UK is responsible for the distribution and supply of all CLAAS machinery and parts in England, Scotland and Wales. It is important, therefore, to be very close to our customer. Our approach therefore, is a personal one with openness and trust shown to all our customers and dealers. In addition, we have one Harvest Centre in Bury St. Edmunds to provide “close-to-customer” service and parts support. The CLAAS dealer network today covers the entire country with 80 outlets specialising in Tractors and Green Harvest machines, with certain key dealers also specialising in the full range of CLAAS equipment including self-propelled Harvesting machinery. All dealers are trained to consult closely on every new machine purchase, to ensure that we are offering the correct package to our customer including the lowest cost harvesting solution, matched to a MAXICARE service contract where necessary, with excellent parts support.

www.claas.co.uk

CroverCrover is centred around the commercialisation of the first ever technology for locomotion in bulk solids (e.g. sand, grains, powders). Crover’s first product is a small robotic device able to ‘swim’ through cereal grains stored in bulk (e.g. in sheds or silos) and monitor their condition. This helps grain-storekeepers identify critical conditions early and maintain the quality of their stock.

www.crover.tech

Denis BrinicombeDenis Brinicombe Group are an animal nutrition manufacturing company focused on improving animal health and production through innovative applied nutrition solutions.

We work across various species enterprises including ruminant, poultry, equine, aqua, swine and game. Our UK manufacturing plants supply the domestic UK and Ireland market as well as globally to 6 continents.

Our internal R&D team focus is to utilise plant based compounds alongside traditional nutritional inputs to maximise output while reducing the reliance of antibiotics and chemical inputs.

As a primary manufacturer we take our technologies and apply them to various product lines to best suit the situation for the end user such as free, access, in water, premix or direct options.

www.brinicombe.co.uk/group

eg technology is an engineering design and product development consultancy based in Cambridge UK. We create the next generation of devices for our clients across sectors including agritech, healthcare and consumer, making a positive difference to how people live. We are proud to call ourselves innovative product designers. We have a 20 year track record of delivering inspiring and marketable products for start-ups and blue chip companies. We apply our multi-disciplinary engineering, electronics and software capabilities to achieve next generation automation, robotics, wearables, sensing, detection and diagnostics hardware. We know how to make things work. We put a complete, proven product development process at your disposal and provide you with the experience, people and systems necessary to take new products from concept through to transfer to manufacture.

Enviro SystemsEnvirosystems is a British family business which produces cutting-edge solutions for farmers, including recycled, hygienic livestock bedding, industry leading biological slurry and silage additives, and skin-friendly teat dips.

envirosystems.co.uk 

Fox RoboticsFox Robotics Ltd. has developed an Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) specialised for the rough terrain (RT) in agriculture farms. Our AMR, Hugo RT has been specifically designed to assist human pickers in the field and support farmers and managers in their day-to-day activities.

www.fox-robotics.com

Galebreaker AgriGalebreaker products are at the forefront in natural ventilation and protection of Agricultural Buildings. Many years of experience have enabled us to develop a range of environmental weather screen systems which provide ideal housing conditions for healthy, productive livestock. Our systems provide variable ventilation, protection and light for the ideal environment. They also meet legislation requirements for keeping birds out of crop storage buildings and for milking parlours. For more than 30 years Galebreaker has designed and manufactured ventilation systems from our purpose-built factory in the UK. Our systems are designed to optimise natural ventilation for all types of livestock housing using the latest fabric and access technology to enhance housing conditions. Our products are based on strong, long lasting PVC coated fabrics with in-built UV protection. They can transmit light, enhance natural ventilation and at the same time protect against the worst weather conditions 365 days a year.

www.galebreakeragri.uk

GEAGEA has led the way in providing innovative solutions for farms around the globe since 1926. With their total solutions approach, they offer everything from milk collection and storage, (automatic) feeding systems, manure management, barn equipment, youngstock solutions including integrated farm (dairy) management tools, as well as sophisticated service concepts. From single products to complete integrated dairy systems, their state-of-the-art technology is developed and manufactured according to the latest guidelines and certified quality standards. GEA is an expert and reliable partner to dairy farmers around the globe, helping them to manage their future successfully and sustainably.

www.gea.com

GRIMMEEstablished in November 1993, GRIMME UK is a sales and service subsidiary of the GRIMME brand, known for its potato, beet and vegetable equipment. Originally, GRIMME UK was set up to provide support to an existing dealer network throughout the UK mainland, but now works both in collaboration with a dealer network and in some areas directly with customers through GRIMME’s retail outlets in Lincolnshire, Shropshire, Yorkshire and Scotland. The development of these sites has allowed GRIMME to offer a market leading service and parts back-up, something the company prides itself on. At its core, GRIMME UK aims to be an integral partner to every grower in the root crop and vegetable sector.

GRIMME UK is dedicated to supporting its customer requirements through its network in the UK offering innovative equipment and market leading service and parts back-up

www.grimme.com/uk 

Hamamatsu PhotonicsHamamatsu Photonics are a world-leading manufacturer of optoelectronic components and systems. The Company’s corporate philosophy stresses the advancement of society through the use of photonics, and looks to achieve this via extensive research, which yields products that are regarded as state-of-the-art. Our products provide the ability to work within the entire optical spectrum and provide solutions for a wide variety of applications including analytical, consumer, industrial and medical instrumentation.

We offer an extensive range of components and systems supporting the development of cutting-edge technologies driving the future of industry. From component level image sensors to fully integrated spectrometers and cameras, Hamamatsu offer products for all levels of integration.  Advances in optical technology have opened a world of possibilities and our research and development teams are continually working to develop new photonic devices for Agri-food, including food quality and food safety applications.

Our extensive range which includes; image sensors, spectrometers, cameras and x-ray detectors, all deliver outstanding performance and many of these are currently being used in cutting-edge instruments across numerous areas from farming right through to food processing.

www.hamamatsu.co.uk

HCI Systems LimitedHCI Systems Limited is a leading electrical system, wiring harness and custom electronics specialist. We design and manufacture complete electronics control systems, enclosures and switch panels.

Providing high quality light weight electrical wiring harness systems and specialise in the design and manufacture of solutions for conventional combustion engine, all electric and hybrid vehicles in automotive, motorsport, defence, and other industries. Our world-class team has over 30 years of experience designing and manufacturing wiring looms. HCI Systems support a wide range of racing series and sectors from FIA Formula 1 On-Car and pit equipment to electric race cars, autonomous and marine vehicles.

www.hci-s.com

Hoofcount focuses on the design and manufacture of equipment to help in the control of lameness within dairy herds. Building from the base of their fully automated footbath they are a small yet fast-growing innovative business introducing new products to provide effective yet sustainable monitoring and prevention of hoof diseases within cattle and sheep.

hoofcount.com

IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH stands for high-performance industrial cameras which open up new application areas for future-oriented image processing tasks in the field of agriculture. This includes, for example, plant growth monitoring, weed detection or the recognition of certain object conditions (e.g. whether containers are filled with or without soil).Three different product lines enable a limitless spectrum of applications: small, robust and easy-to-use cameras with different interfaces (USB, Gigabit Ethernet), powerful 3D cameras and cameras with artificial intelligence (AI). The latter are available as a particularly user-friendly end-to-end solution to create AI-based imaging applications in just a few steps. It requires neither special knowledge in deep learning nor camera programming. This makes it very easy to get started with AI-based image processing.

Since its foundation in 1997 as a two-man company, IDS has developed into an independent, ISO-certified family business with more than 300 employees. The headquarters in Obersulm, Germany, is both a development and production site. With branches in the United Kingdom, USA, Japan and South Korea as well as other offices, IDS is represented internationally. More information: www.ids-imaging.com

Igus provides agricultural engineering motion plastics that are reliable in combination with dirt, vibrations, low temperatures and heat.

Conditions in agricultural engineering are rough and temperamental. Therefore, it is even more important for components to work reliably and withstand the daily conditions. Igus’s technical products can do that: low temperatures, heat, ice and dirt simply do not faze them. They are high-performance polymers and without additional lubrication, they have been designed especially for this.

Maintenance-free polymer plain bearings can be used with heavy-duty applications in soil cultivating machines or front loaders. Drylin linear systems can adjust monitors in tractor cabins, and energy chains and Chainflex cables are ideal for supplying field spraying systems with energy and liquids. Application options are versatile.

http://www.igus.co.uk

John Deere LtdDeere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity.

www.deere.co.uk

Logo KubotaSince its founding, Kubota Corporation has placed considerable resources and investment to understanding and overcoming the agricultural challenges farmers face, by working closely with them in Japan and in other countries worldwide. Kubota is now moving forward in the Smart Agriculture sector, focusing on reducing labour costs and increasing the quality of production based automation and data based precision farming.

We invest in promising agtech start-ups & advanced technologies with focus on specialty crops (fruits, vegetables & wine) as well as in hay & forage automation.

In the food sector, we aim to go beyond our existing business domains focused on crop production to provide total solutions that support the food value chain, which encompasses the entire scope of agricultural production from purchasing to processing, sales, and consumption.

www.kubota.com

LI-COR Biosciences is an international biotech company which designs, manufactures, and markets instruments, measurement systems, and software for biological and environmental research, and develops relevant measurement methodologies and techniques. LI-COR environmental instruments and software are used for photosynthesis research, greenhouse gas monitoring, greenhouse gas flux measurements, and soil respiration measurements.

LI-COR also manufactures light sensors, leaf area meters, and plant canopy analyzers, all of which are used to make fundamental measurements in disciplines including plant physiology, climate change, agronomy (forestry and agriculture), and other areas of the natural sciences. LI-COR Biosciences is a privately held company based in Lincoln, Nebraska with subsidiaries in Germany and the United Kingdom, and an extensive network of global distributors. It was founded in 1971 under the name Lambda Instruments Corporation. The name was shortened to LI-COR, Inc., in 1978.

www.licor.com

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LLEAF are an agricultural technology company that invented a unique patented product that allows growers to harness the power of sunlight to increase yield and boost profit for farmers.

LLEAF produces luminescent films that can be retrofitted on greenhouse ceilings. Its special light modifying property will give plants optimal grow lights that will not only improve the yield of crops but also enable growers to control the time of harvest.

www.lleaf.com.au

MaxonMaxon UK and Ireland are part of a global organisation designing and manufacturing DC motors, gearheads, sensors, batteries, and controllers. To compliment the business maxon has ceramic injection moulding and metal injection moulding departments.

DC motors are a vital component for many agriculture applications, offering the most efficient form of motion, particularly when solar and battery power is utilised. Maxon drives are relied on even under the most challenging conditions – for example, they have been in use on Mars for years. maxon DC motors not only do their job in space, but they also function in tough agricultural conditions flawlessly and efficiently.

Maxon also has a dedicated Aerospace Business Unit that has developed a platform for fulfilling the needs of the emerging Agri-drone market. The platform includes dedicated drone motors (EC flat, sensorless,), batteries (lightweight) and controllers.

Whether you are designing the latest Agri-bot, motorised hand tool or precision seeder, if you have something you need to drive, we are here to help. No matter how specific your requirements are, maxon specialists are on standby, ready to offer support when additional information is required.

www.maxongroup.com

Muddy MachinesRobots that help farms grow.

Muddy Machines is developing small robots that help farmers with labour-intensive field tasks, providing reliable access to ‘mechanical labour’ and enabling a more sustainable future for farming.

muddymachines.com/

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NEOGEN solutions can be found at each stage of the food chain with the most comprehensive range of products and services for the food processing, animal protein and agriculture industries. Through its cutting-edge solutions, NEOGEN aims to protect the world’s food supply and enable customers to produce more efficiently and effectively than ever before.  

Solutions for the animal markets include veterinary instruments and supplies to protect animal health, cleaners, and disinfectants with industry leading dilution rates for optimal hygiene standards, and insecticides and rodenticides to limit the transmission of disease.  

Through NEOGEN genomic solutions, animal protein producers are able to make educated breeding decisions that improve the efficiencies of their herds, breed associations to verify parentage, and for food safety professionals to identify bacterial strains associated with disease outbreaks.  

NEOGEN reaches all segments of the food, beverage and feed industries with solutions that include rapid diagnostics for the detection of unintended substances, hygiene verification tools and innovative pathogen tests.  

NEOGEN supports its customers every step of the way.  

In the UK, NEOGEN offers a proprietary range of biosecurity products including cleaners, broad-spectrum disinfectants, and animal care supplies. 

www.neogen.com

Pentland Material SupplyPentland Material Supply is a sub-contract engineering company offering innovation and business solutions across a wide range of industries including: Vertical Farming, Fish Farming, Food & Drink.

www.pentlandmaterialsupply.com

PROTEON uses precision biology for microbiome protection to improve animal and human health, increasing environmental sustainability and eliminating the unnecessary use of antibiotics.

Our first product, BAFASAL® , is a feed additive that prevents and eliminates salmonella on the poultry farm. Our first aquaculture product, BAFADOR® , a feed additive prevents and eliminates opportunistic infections in the aquaculture pen while enhancing immune function. All of our products are designed so that in addition to their functional benefits they enhance on-farm productivity and increase the environmental sustainability of livestock production. All our products are organic.

www.proteonpharma.com

Ritchie LtdEstablished over 140 years ago, supplying products to the Agricultural Industry, Ritchie has developed into a global supplier of high-quality products and services to a wide range of industries. Today Ritchie has state of the art, modern manufacturing facilities in Scotland, England and China. Ritchie customers are as diverse as our products, including multi-national blue-chip organisations as well as small independents. Products are delivered worldwide including the North Sea, Europe, West Africa, Caspian Sea, North & South America, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand and the Far East.

https://www.ritchie-uk.com

Salinity Solutions Ltd is a new water treatment company commercialising a unique method of reverse osmosis desalination. The technology was developed over 10 years at Aston University & the University of Birmingham, and their proprietary technology has now been tested and proven in the field with mineral extraction.

Their product, SAM50, provides a wide range of solutions for environmental clean-up, water recycling, mineral extraction and Ultrapure Water (UPW). It is a compact and highly efficient system that achieves 95% recovery of water with and energy consumption less than 50% of competing systems and a smaller footprint. The SAM50 product is a containerised plug-and-play solution that can rapidly be deployed for new applications or to replace existing systems.

Salinity Solutions have recently completed field trials with Cornish Lithium and are pleased to announce that the results have been very encouraging. The unit was able to concentrate Cornish Lithium’s brine by over five times concentration.

They have now turned their attention to the agricultural sector and have identified a variety of acute issues including within the dairy sector and slurry management where they believe their system can make a huge difference operationally and commercially to current practices.

SEM Energy LtdSEM Energy Ltd (SEM) is a solution focused, technology development company based in Aberdeen, Scotland, with a mission to minimize the impact of waste to the environment and create value from its waste co-products, contributing to the achievement of the circular economy. “Act Today. Save Tomorrow.” is the company’s philosophy. They are fully aware of the global waste and water problems and they believe that they have the capability to solve these now. Their drive is to share their beliefs on sustainability and to create an alliance that can enhance awareness of the global issues as well as to turn this into an opportunity to create sub-economies and wealth for future generations.

https://www.s-e-m-group.com

SmaXtecSmaXtec is a globally unique monitoring system that continuously monitors heat, calving, health status and feeding using unrivalled data 
from within your cows. Providing you with valuable information on your cows’ health, reproductive status and feeding. With the unique smaXtec bolus technology you monitor your cows continuously and have all your cows in your pocket – no matter where and when.

Smaxtec.com/en

Smart Oasis is a water-independent vertical farm powered by comprehensive automated aeroponics technology developed for space stations. Thermally insulated shell reduces the effects of ever-changing climate on the crop that grows inside in a completely controlled environment. Indoor growing space is split into zones in accordance with cycles of plant growth. Each zone caters to the plant’s needs in different stages of development i.e. stem and root formation, formation of the leaf plate and stem strengthening and mass growing etc.

https://smartoasis.life/

Straw Innovations LtdStraw Innovations has developed a suite of green technologies for more
efficient straw collection, transport and processing, integrated with cereal
harvesting. The company started with rice in SE Asia where it is using its
technologies to offer Harvesting-as-a-Service, but is looking to expand to offer a
similar service to farmers of other cereals and straw markets in the UK and
Europe

www.strawinnovations.com

TAFE – Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited, is the third-largest tractor manufacturer in the world and the second largest

in India. TAFE has earned the trust of customers through its range of products that are widely acclaimed for quality and low cost of operation. A strong distribution network of over 1200 dealers effectively backs TAFE’s four tractor brands – Massey Ferguson, TAFE, Eicher and the recently acquired Serbian tractor and agricultural equipment brand IMT – Industrija Mašina i Traktora. TAFE exports tractors, powering farms in over 100 countries. Besides tractors, TAFE and its subsidiaries have diverse business interests in areas such as farm-machinery, diesel engines and gensets, agro engines, engineering plastics, gears and transmission components, batteries, hydraulic pumps and cylinders, vehicle franchises and plantations.

https://www.tafe.com/

UPLUPL Provides crop solutions to support agriculture. Using our expertise in manufacturing, technology, formulation and registration UPL have developed an unequaled range of cost‐effective solutions. Our vision is to be an icon for growth, technology and innovation. Our mission Change the game ‐ to make every single food product more sustainable.

www.upl-ltd.com/uk

wiCowwiCow is a smart, state of art, early warning, and health tracking technology for efficient cattle rearing. With wiCow, you can keep track of your animals’ health during dry, prepartum, and postpartum periods. Since the system gives alerts when there is heat detected, fever, 24-hour advanced calving, and calving itself via wiCow App or call, the farmer/vet, is prepared and can take any precautions necessary for his or her animals’ health.

wiCow is an artificial intelligence-based system in which a device called “Tsens” collects biological data from animals. The collected data is sent to the cloud to be verified. The more data Tsenses collect, the more wiCow gets to know the farm and the animals, so it can suggest solutions to different problems regarding the animals’ health and farm’s conditions. Tsens is made from a medical degree and FDA-approved material so it causes no harm whatsoever to the cattle.

https://www.wicow.io/

Wyld NetworksManaging resources, minimising cost, and maximising yields are at the heart of modern agriculture.

Wyld Networks provide low-cost, flexibly deployed, network infrastructure that ensures the transmission of data from sensors to farmers over long distances in often remote locations, where cellular coverage can be poor.

Wyld connects sensors and smart devices seamlessly to deliver data straight to a phone, tablet or PC.

Utilising wirelessly connected sensors, farmers can instantly collect data on soil temperature and moisture, pollution levels, weather conditions and rainfall, crop growth, livestock conditions, location data and more.

Using Wyld’s scalable mesh and low-power networking capabilities, farmers can implement solutions to increase their productivity, reduce risk and improve safety for workers, as well as control systems and equipment throughout an operation.

wyldnetworks.com

Wynnstay Group PlcWynnstay Group manufactures and supplies agricultural products to farmers and the wider rural community across the UK. The Group operates two core divisions, Agriculture and Specialist Agricultural Merchanting Division which includes the country stores business. 

www.wynnstayplc.co.uk 

ZoetisZoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on more than 65 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, complemented by genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.

https://www.zoetis.com

Farmer / Land Manager

Angus GrowersAngus Growers Ltd is a soft fruit producer organisation based in Arbroath on the East Coast of Scotland, in the heart of the traditional Scottish berry growing area. The company is owned and managed by 18 growers, the majority in Angus, Perthshire and Fife, who grow a variety of fruits and other crops; we market their strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries and cherries. They specialise in producing fresh fruit for the major supermarkets, shops, restaurants and food and drinks manufacturers.

http://www.angusgrowers.co.uk/

Bardsley EnglandAt present, Bardsley England grows 23k tonnes of fruit annually from 24 sites across 820ha of land which stands the business as one of the largest top fruit producers in the UK. The growing side is just one of the compliments of this group; a state of the art packhouse handles 35,000 tonnes of fruit per year. With the two businesses combined to bring a vertically integrated supply chain to customers, the key focus has become sustainability, environment and eliminating food waste, which is why they have turned their full attention to Ag Tech and applying it to their business. Developing an onsite, fully incubated Ag Tech arm within Bardsley England will enable to group to tackle some huge ambitions in paving the way for automated, regenerative agriculture. With the implementation of digital receptors, they will create feedback loops in order to generate intelligence. It is this intelligence which will aid the elimination of uncertainty within agriculture and in turn not only enable growers to produce fruit more efficiently but deliver a more nutritious product to the consumer.

www.bardsley-england.com

Borders Estate Farm BuccleuchBorders Estate was formed in September 2018 following the merger of the Eskdale & Liddesdale and Bowhill Estates. Its 127,000 acres stretch from the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys in the Scottish Borders, running almost continuously into Dumfries and Galloway and to the England Scotland Border.

https://www.buccleuch.com/estate/bordersestate/ 

With our focus on sustainable practises, we are moving away from the high input, conventional farming of the past. Its negative impact on soil health and the wider environment is becoming widely understood. Our new farming business, led by a new management team, has at first focused on arable production and will be followed by expansion into livestock and dairy potentially as part of an ambitious growth plan to become a significant, regional supplier. We have a vision to create a market leading agribusiness. Focussing on sustainable farming systems, our ambition is to establish one of the largest regenerative farms in the West Midlands.

Founded in 2019, Central Plains Group’s mission is to take their 25+ years of experience in regenerative farming, in one of the most productive and low cost farming regions globally, and show the world what the future of sustainable farming looks like.

CPG wants to leverage their previous success and proven experience to develop an extensive integrated farming and processing operation that operates as a zero waste bio-economy and produces high-value, low-carbon plant-based starch and proteins for the $30bn global downstream markets.

https://centralplains.co.uk/

Cold Harbour FarmWe are a 300 hectare family run farm on the Yorkshire Wolds. The Dunning family have farmed in the area since 1770 and at Cold Harbour since 1889.

In 1993 Cold Harbour became a LEAF demonstration farm with the aim of demonstrating that intensive agriculture is consistent with caring for the environment.

http://www.cold-harbour-farm.co.uk/ 

The Digital Vineyard

The Digital Vineyard trials and implements technology related to vineyards. Practical trialling and testing of technology in vineyards with industry partners to help develop tools to improve technology take up in vineyards. The Digital Vineyard will help disseminate and promote technology understanding across the viticulture industry. 

We’re keen to explore technology from related industry and how they can be used to improve opportunities for growers and ag tech developers. 

www.jojosvineyard.co.uk

Eastbrook FarmThe organic Eastbrook Farm covers some 1500 acres, in a long thin strip running from the top of the Marlborough Downs down to the heavy clay land of the Vale of the White Horse. We may be only half a mile wide, but it’s five miles from top to bottom. With the ancient trail of the Ridgeway dissecting the farm, and lots of footpaths too, it’s a great place to walk, ride and cycle across wonderful countryside, with heaps of wild flora and fauna, and all our fabulous livestock to admire too.

https://helenbrowningsorganic.co.uk/

Elveden FarmElveden aims to be a world-class producer and purveyor of local and regional food excellence. Our reputation for wildlife conservation, in harmony with our farming practices, make Elveden an obvious choice for food with a unique story.

www.elveden.com

Frogmary Green FarmOur Frogmary Green Farm is an award winning arable & poultry farm in a wonderful setting in the South Somerset countryside. Having started from a green field site, we have spent the last twenty years growing and diversifying into the business we currently run, although never ones to sit still, we will always have plans to change and grow.

We offer a diverse range of farming & business operations, all of which are intrinsically linked by the same ethos – respect for the environment and sustainable activity. The farm is host to various events throughout the year that aim to educate, entertain and enlighten guests. There really is something for everyone at Frogmary Green Farm and plenty that will provide some food for thought.

https://www.frogmarygreenfarm.co.uk/farm/

Godminster FarmGodminster Farm is set on the outskirts of the picturesque town of Bruton in the heart of Somerset. The farm was registered organic in 1999 by our owner Richard Hollingbery whose environmentally friendly and ethical approach to farming meant organic was the only way. With 1300 acres of beautiful landscape, the farm not only homes 280 organic dairy cows but also boasts fruitful orchards filled with a variety of delicious fruits and herbs which are used as inspiration for many of the Godminster products.

The cows at Godminster Farm enjoy a simple and wholesome life and as a result produce a deliciously creamy milk. The freshness of the milk and the sustainable approach to farming is a major contributor to the delicious and distinctive taste of our award-winning Godminster cheese and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

www.godminster.com

Kaiapoi Farming‘Kaiapoi’ is Maori meaning ‘food over water’. We have imported Romney Rams from New Zealand to create the ultimate outdoor lambing ewe for the UK climate.

Rob and Jo Hodgkins set up Kaiapoi in 2013 with 200 ewes on 60 rented acres of grass. They have driven the business forward hard and now run 2250 ewes across 1000ac semi improved grassland and solar panels and farm 1600ac of arable crops around North Hertfordshire.

https://www.kaiapoi.co.uk

Kettle ProduceKettle Produce Ltd was established in 1985 by two farming families from Fife, Scotland. They have a vast experience in vegetable production and have been growing in partnership since 1976.

There are now over 50 farmers growing in partnership with Kettle Produce Ltd. They supply a range of products that support the four main categories of the business. They are roots, Brassicas, salads and prepared vegetables.

The supply of vegetables from Kettle Produce Ltd isn’t confined to Scotland. In 2003, Kettle Produce Espána SL was formed as a joint venture based in Murcia, Spain. There are also several strategic supply partnerships with major growers in England, France, Spain and Portugal. In total, there are over 6,000 hectares of crops grown across the UK and Continental Europe.

Kettle Produce Ltd has two main sites of production, Balmalcolm and Orkie which are located two miles apart. The Balmalcolm site operations include Brassicas, salads and prepared vegetables and is also the centre for the administrative function. The Orkie site incorporates all root washing, grading and packing.

http://kettle.co.uk 

Mackie's Westertown farm logoHome to Mackie’s of Scotland is Westertown Farm, a 1600 acre farm in Aberdeenshire, where the wind, land and cows help produce fresh milk and power for the business – including the byre, ice cream dairy and chocolate factory.

This has become our “Sky to Scoop” process for making Ice cream where the wind provides power for the farm that grows the crops to feed the cows who make the milk (and cream) to make Mackie’s ice cream. It’s a wonderful environment and we’re committed to keeping it that way, both visually and by adopting ‘green’ working practices.

https://emackies.co.uk/our-farm.html

Mountfair Farming LimitedMountfair Farming is an agri-business specialising in contract farming & farm management services in the Scottish Borders & North Northumberland.

Our aim is to maximise income, increase long term productivity and sustainability for the landowners whilst using a sustainable and environmental approach.

https://www.mountfairfarming.co.uk

Overbury EnterprisesOverbury Farms is Cotswold arable farm with sheep on Bredon Hill on the Worcestershire Gloucestershire borders.

Part of family owned Overbury Enterprises, the farm covers 1,565 hectares and surrounds the picturesque villages of Overbury and Conderton.

http://www.overburyfarms.co.uk

Royal Agricultural UniversityIncorporating a range of different farming systems, our farms demonstrate a mix of enterprises run on a commercial basis.

The University farms are based at two locations in close proximity to the campus. Coates Manor Farm and Harnhill Manor Farm total 491 hectares in size (1,200 acres), and offer very different farming systems. There is also an equine enterprise providing a stabling and livery facility at Fossehill Farm. All the enterprises are run on a commercial basis, and our students benefit through access to their physical and financial data.Coates Manor Farm is predominantly arable cropped, with some pasture land supporting the equine activity.

We currently grow feed and milling wheat, oilseed rape and spring malting barley.

https://www.rau.ac.uk/about/farms/our-farms

Shimpling Park FarmThe family have farmed here for four generations, and since 1999 we have farmed organically for our family as well as helping like minded neighbouring farmers who share our passion for soils, the countryside and naturally good food. With a motivated and enthusiastic team we aim to farm leaving our soil in good heart for future generations.

http://www.shimplingpark.com

80% of broccoli crop is wasted. UPP harvests nutritious, health-promoting proteins and ingredients from the 80%. AI harvest automation replaces hand-labour, delivering fresh broccoli and the 80% for uppcycling. Clean, natural, healthy proteins and ingredients from what we already grow. Seriously sustainable, good for you, the farmer and our planet.

https://www.upp.farm/

Upper Nisbet FarmThe Neill family took on the tenancy of Upper Nisbet in May 2000. They run 300 Limousin-cross cows on 438ha. They farm 242ha of cereals, and all progeny from the suckler herd are finished on home-grown fodder and sold live throughout the year mostly to local butchers.

www.uppernisbet.co.uk

  • Abbey Farm
  • Barnburgh Grange
  • Bielgrange Farm
  • Conon Brae Farms
  • Enfield Farm
  • Logierieve Farm
  • Luncarty Farm
  • Maiden Castle Farm
  • Newstead
  • Steanbow Farm
  • Stratton Farm
  • Yatesbury House Farm

Finance

Industry Representative Body

Agriculture Horticulture and Development Board (AHDB)The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is a statutory levy board, funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain to help the industry succeed in a rapidly changing world. We want to create a world-class food and farming industry, inspired by and competing with the best. Our purpose is to make our agriculture and horticulture industries more competitive and sustainable through factual, evidence-based advice, information and activity.

https://ahdb.org.uk

BSAS - British Society of Animal ScienceThe British Society of Animal Science is a charity that works to improve the understanding of all aspects of animal science and to ensure research and knowledge transfer has a practical and beneficial application. 

We work with science and industry specialists to provide improvements in: 

  • the welfare and productivity of farmed animals to help produce quality, safe and environmentally sustainable food 
  • animal health and welfare; and the care of equine, companion and zoo animals 

https://bsas.org.uk/

The CAO is a Bolivian non-profit institution that works with 18 associations of farmers, livestock and agribusinesses, over 70 thousand producers within the Department of Santa Cruz (of which 70% are small producers, 24% medium and 6% large), and over 100,000 productive units in Santa Cruz.Their mission is to promote the development of agro-productive chains at the national level, while achieving sustainability and integration with its affiliated institutions.

CENSISCENSIS is the industry-led Innovation Centre for the economically important and highly diverse domain of Sensor and Imaging Systems (SIS) and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and their applications. We are one of eight Innovation Centres funded by the Scottish Funding Council,  Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. The common aim of Scotland’s Innovation Centres is to help businesses large and small increase the pace of innovation – and, in turn, help the Scottish economy to prosper.

https://censis.org.uk

CLA ( Country Land and Business Association)The CLA (Country Land and Business Association) is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and businesses in rural England and Wales. We help safeguard the interests of landowners, and those with an economic, social and environmental interest in rural land. Our members own or manage around half the rural land in England and Wales and more than 250 different types of businesses. 

www.cla.org.uk

Douglas Bomford TrustThe objective of the Trust is to advance knowledge, understanding, practice, and competence in the application of engineering and technology to achieve sustainable agricultural, food and biological systems for the benefit of the environment and mankind.

www.dbt.org.uk

Innovation for Agriculture (I4Agri)Innovation for Agriculture connects farmers with farming research. They work with leading agricultural researchers, businesses, landowners, and farmers to develop the knowledge and technologies that will make modern farming more sustainable, resilient and productive. Specific areas of interest include precision livestock farming, antimicrobial reduction and soil and water.

https://www.innovationforagriculture.org.uk

Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE)The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) is a professional membership organisation with grades for all those working, or with an interest in, engineering, science and technology within agriculture and the environment.   A registered charity working for the public benefit, IAgrE brings together academics, practitioners and industry to share knowledge and promote professionalism in the advancement and application of technology in the land based sector.

https://iagre.org

intertekIntertek is a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Through jts global network of state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading technical expertise they provide innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services to customers. 

Intertek provide a systemic approach to supporting its customers’ quality assurance efforts in areas including: R&D, raw materials sourcing, components suppliers, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and retail channels, consumer management and agricultural commodities 

Intertek’s teams are also able to assess batteries and energy storage systems from button cells through multi-megawatt stationary installations and everything in between

They can ensure that your electrical and mechanical products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world. And hold the expertise to provide seamless support across a global network of linked and agri-dedicated offices. 

Intertek can provide innovative solutions, wherever you are, worldwide. 

www.intertek.com

Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is Innovate UK’s network partner. We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines deep knowledge in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. We help business to strengthen the economy and improve people’s lives by capturing maximum value from innovative ideas, scientific research and creativity. We are Innovate UK’s network partner. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential collaborations, horizon-expanding events, bespoke support and innovation insights relevant to your needs. We also work with a variety of other partners to contribute to UK growth through innovation.

https://ktn-uk.co.uk

LEAF logoLEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) is the leading organisation delivering more sustainable food and farming. We work with farmers, the food industry, scientists and consumers, to inspire and enable sustainable farming that is prosperous, enriches the environment and engages local communities.

https://leafuk.org

Medicines Discovery CatapultMedicines Discovery Catapult is a national facility connecting the UK community to accelerate innovative drug discovery. Funded by Innovate UK, an agency of the UK government, we are an independent not-for-profit company. We bring together a fragmented sector of industry, academia, charities, technologists, services, finance companies, SMEs and start-ups. Together we turn good science into new, high-value products and services that are used to improve productivity across the sector.

https://md.catapult.org.uk/

Milk Suppliers Association LtdThe Milk Suppliers Association (MSA) is a Co-operative made up of 131 dairy farmers based throughout South West Scotland that supply approximately 210 million litres of milk per annum to a creamery in Stranraer owned by Lactalis. Lactalis is a leading global dairy business and the largest European milk processor. The creamery at Stranraer produces a range of cheddar cheeses under the brands Seriously Strong, Galloway and McLelland. Cheese is also supplied to retailers for their individual own label brands.

www.msa.scot

National Farmers Union (NFU)Today, the NFU is the most successful representation body for agriculture and horticulture with members covering two-thirds of the agricultural land in England and Wales. You can rest assured that the NFU will continue to be champions of British agriculture with the same conviction and passion we have shown during the last century.

https://www.nfuonline.com/

NFU MutualAt NFU Mutual, we do things differently. We take the time to understand the needs of our customers, offering personal face-to-face service through more than 300 local branches. And, because we’re a mutual, the people that matter to us most are our customers. When we started in 1910, our aim was to encourage farmers around Stratford-upon-Avon into the newly established farming union through cost price insurance. Before long, the business expanded beyond its Midlands home, establishing branches across the United Kingdom. As farming diversified, so did we. Growing beyond agricultural insurance we used our life assurance, investments and pensions expertise to provide individuals and businesses with our renowned customer service. Today, our people continue to build relationships with their local communities, taking the time to understand their individual needs so that we can offer the insurance cover appropriate to them.

https://www.nfumutual.co.uk/

Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS)We are the Scottish Agricultural Organisation Society (SAOS). We are Scotland’s experts on co-operative and collaborative strategies, structures and management. We provide a comprehensive range of development and consultancy services, supported by The Scottish Government.

www.saos.coop

Satellite Applications CatapultWe are a world-leading technology and innovation company, helping businesses of all sizes to realise the potential from space. By embracing a pioneering, agile, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, the Satellite Applications Catapult works with businesses, researchers, investors and end-users to develop new satellite-based products, services and applications, translating ideas from concept to market. We achieve this through our international, multi-disciplined team consisting of scientists, Earth observation experts, analysts, designers, project managers, developers and domain experts. A background in the space or satellite sectors is not essential. But if you want to be part of our dynamic mix of staff which is helping the UK capture 10% of the £400Bn global space market predicted by 2030, we want to hear from you! We want you to benefit from the world-class facilities and the amazing team we have at our disposal and help us continue achieving great things.

sa.catapult.org.uk

Scottish Pig ProducersScottish Pig Producers is a co-operative that markets pigs for its 110 dedicated farmer members and forms an essential part of the supply chain to Scotland and Northern Ireland’s pig processors and UK retailers. Established in 1979, the group is focused on quality of service to producer & processor and has a track record of pioneering new product lines working closely with supply chain partners.

http://www.scottishpigs.coop/

Soil AssociationThe Soil Association Charity was formed in 1946 to pioneer a better world – one where we can all farm, eat and live healthily in balance with the environment. Today, we’re still dedicated to making positive change happen through our charity. We’re farming, growing, buying, cooking and eating. We’re campaigning, lobbying and certifying. We’re running research programmes that pave the way for change. And we’re inspiring millions of people to take their own step towards a sustainable future. Through our trading subsidiary, Soil Association Certification, we work with over 6,000 businesses – including farmers, growers, foresters, caterers, food processors and manufacturers. The way these businesses operate achieves real change in the world – they farm without chemicals, make and serve healthier food, and educate their customers.

https://www.soilassociation.org/

Processor

2 Sisters Food Group logo2 Sisters Food Group is one of British business’s most compelling success stories of the past 20 years. More than 23,000 colleagues drawn from 36 nationalities help to make a mind-boggling array of some of the finest food in Britain at over 40 manufacturing sites – from pizza to pies, from poultry to puddings, from ready meals to ranges of soup. We started out from very humble beginnings in the early 1990s, and from there 2 Sisters has grown to become one of the leading food manufacturing companies in Europe, producing great quality, great value food. We have a strong UK presence in poultry, red meat, chilled and frozen food categories, as well as being a ‘big brand’ favourite with Fox’s Biscuits and Goodfella’s Pizza. We are also committed to delivering the highest quality products to the British public and to our retail and food service customers. Our customers include Aldi, Asda, Co-op, KFC, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose.

http://www.2sfg.com

AB Agri Ltd logoAB Agri is a £1.2 billion animal nutrition and agricultural services business, part of Associated British Foods. We operate across the agri-food supply chain from research to retailer, straddling high performance compound feeds and feed co-products from the food, drink and biofuels industries, feed micro-ingredients, analytical and consultancy services, livestock and poultry marketing. AB Agri began in 1984, working with British Sugar to take bi product from sugar factories and convert it into nutritious and cost-effective animal feed. The business has rapidly expanded through acquisition, technological expertise, nutritional innovation and market development. AB Agri now employs more than 3,000 people and supplies products and services to farmers, feed and food manufacturers, processors, and retailers selling products in more than 70 countries.

http://www.abagri.com

Barber's logoAJ & RG Barber Ltd have been making farmhouse cheddar in Ditcheat, Somerset since 1833. Milk is supplied from the Barber’s home farms, plus 140 family dairy farms from across Somerset and Dorset. In addition to the Ditcheat processing facility, Barbers also process milk at their site at Ford Farms, Dorset. Barbers have built on their long heritage to develop a range of authentic farmhouse cheeses that are marketed in the UK and exported across the world. Barbers are proud sponsors of the Agri-EPI Centre and purchase the milk from this ground-breaking facility.

http://www.barbers.co.uk

Branston logoPotatoes are our business…and have been since we opened our doors way back in 1968. With sites in Lincoln, Scotland and the South West, we work with some of the country’s most progressive growers to make sure we always bring our customers Britain’s best potato crop. It’s made us a leader in our field. Today, this privately-owned company boasts excellent financial performance year on year, with high levels of investment. We’ve enjoyed considerable success and not just in our core business of fresh potatoes; we’re now making a significant impact in providing innovative, high quality prepared vegetable products. So it’s not surprising that we attract talented people who help us to help our customers grow, wherever they are in the country.

www.branston.com

Davidsons Animal Feeds logoDavidsons are committed to providing their customers with safe, sustainable and high-quality animal feed to add value to their businesses. They are a family business and it is important to them that they provide a safe and rewarding workplace for their team. They are dedicated to delivering excellence in our Customer Service, High Quality Feeds, Product Innovation, Investment within People and Partnerships with Customers & Suppliers.

https://davidsonsfeeds.co.uk

ED&F Man Liquid ProductsED&F Man Liquid Products UK is the leading supplier of molasses and liquid products for animal feed, fermentation and other industrial uses. The organisation specializes in the sourcing, shipping, storage and distribution of molasses, molasses blends and liquid products. Innovation, efficient logistics, quality control and service, makes ED&F Man Liquid Products the number one choice in the bulk supply of molasses blends and related liquid products to feed manufacturers, farmers and industrial users.

http://edfmanliquidproductsuk.com

ForFarmers (Lochem, the Netherlands) is an internationally operating feed company that offers Total Feed solutions for conventional and organic livestock farming. ForFarmers gives its very best “For the Future of Farming”: for the continuity of farming and for a financially secure sector. By working side-by-side with farmers ForFarmers delivers real benefits: better returns, healthier livestock and greater efficiency.

http://www.forfarmers.co.uk

HarbroHarbro’s vision is to be the first choice for innovative high-quality feed and livestock products, focused on improving animal performance and customer profitability. Our core business the supply of animal feed to dairy, beef, sheep, pig and poultry farmers was established in 1977 and continues to operate from its original Aberdeenshire base in Turriff. Initially, we traded in the agriculturally productive area of north-east Scotland but since then we have expanded our business and now trade throughout the UK.

Our focus lies with innovative, performance-led nutrition and we are renowned for our on-farm nutritional services and technical support.  We are continually involved in research, with some of the UK’s leading institutes and on farm, aiding the development of new products. 19 Country Stores throughout Scotland from the Shetlands to the Borders, complement feed sales with a range of animal health products, equipment, clothing, pet and equine goods supported by advice and assistance from qualified, knowledgeable staff. Compounds and blends are manufactured from five feed mills and blending plants whilst the Harbro complete on-farm services division provides milling, mixing and processing.

http://www.harbro.co.uk

Logo Kingshay FarmingKingshay’s specialises in providing independent and practical support to farmers throughout the UK. We provide farmers with practical, unbiased information and support based on our own trials and investigations. The range of services includes technical notes and reports based on our own practical farm-based research, field scale evaluations, surveys and product comparisons; comprehensive dairy herd costings and analysis; on-farm consultancy advice and training workshops.

www.kingshay.com

Mackie's Westertown farm logoMACKIE’S vision is to be a global brand from the greenest company in Britain created by people having fun. We produce award winning dairy ice cream using renewable energy produced by our three wind turbines. We also produce Mackie’s crisps. These are made in Scotland with locally farmed potatoes & natural flavourings, cooked to perfection using our unique cooking process.

http://www.mackies.co.uk

McCains Foods GB Ltd logoAt McCain Foods we know the importance that food plays in people’s lives – the power it has to uplift and bring people, families, businesses and communities together. Guided by our purpose to bring enjoyment to people’s lives through great tasting food, we believe that working together with our teams, business and community partners will bring sustainable growth and positive change – today, tomorrow and for generations to come. As a privately-owned family company with over 60 years of experience, a presence in over 160 countries and a global team of 21,000 people, our values and culture are at the heart of everything we do. Our product quality, people and customer dedication help us achieve global sales in excess of CDN $9.5 billion. Through our investment and innovation, we continue to be a global leader in prepared potato products, including our famous French Fries and appetisers. We are passionate about supporting and developing our people-providing opportunities to grow and learn in their roles, as well as building careers for the long term.

http://www.mccain.co.uk

Muller Wiseman Dairies logoMüller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by Unternehmensgruppe Theo Müller which employs 24,000 people throughout Europe. In the UK, Müller develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of branded and private label dairy products made with milk from more than 1,650 British farmers. The Müller brand is ranked at No.9 in The Grocer’s Top 100 list of Britain’s Biggest Brands and is also the 7th most chosen brand in the UK, picked from shelves more than 230 million times each year.

www.muller.co.uk

SaputoSaputo Dairy UK is a producer of leading British food brands and value-added ingredients. It produces and sells some of the best-loved food brands in the UK, including Cathedral City, Clover, Country Life and Frylight, as well as specialised ingredients for use in infant formula. In April 2019, Saputo Dairy UK (formerly Dairy Crest) was acquired by Saputo Inc., one of the top ten dairy processors in the world.

https://uk.saputo.com/

Retailer

Satellite Imagery

Technology (Hardware)

AB DynamicsAB Dynamics PLC is an international group of companies specialising in automation, simulation and testing to enable the safe development of mobility active safety and autonomous systems. 

Innovation is at the core of what we do and we develop game-changing autonomous solution based products integrating cutting edge technology. We provide products and services across testing, simulation and autonomous systems to help organisations develop zero emission & autonomous products safely and securely.

www.abdynamics.com

AfimilkFounded in 1977, Afimilk Ltd (S.A.E. Afikim) has become a global leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced computerized systems for the modern dairy farm, and for herd management. The company , since its inception, has been a leader through innovation: afimilk  introduced the world’s first electronic milk meter more than 30 years ago, the first pedometer to monitor cows, the first dairy farm management software and the first online milk analyzer (AfiLab). These tools have enabled farm managers to improve performance and maximize efficiency, ultimately increasing profits.

Afimilk systems and products are in use worldwide. The company is active in more than 50 countries: thousands of farms, hundreds of thousands of milk meters, millions of pedometers. Afimilk leading product line, is an automated modular system for intensive dairy farm management. The fully integrated software program, AfiFarm, collects information about each animal, builds a database and generates reports. This gives the farmer real-time information about herd health, milk quality and other critical factors, and enables well-informed decision-making.

www.afimilk.com

AlvatechOur world is changing. Faced with severe climate changes, redistribution of rain and fresh water scarcity, millions of farmers are closing down their livelihood and migrating to the cities to look for work.

ALVÁTECH is the outcome of 25 years’ experience in agronomy projects worldwide. Our advanced yet affordable technology is allowing farmers to use water with higher salinity for irrigation and livestock, save on fresh water, grow more and faster and avoid environmentally damaging and costly alternatives. Our EMF Active Water system is successfully working in 11 countries around the world.

www.alvatech.co.uk/

AgsenzeAgsenze monitor animal welfare using custom developed bioacoustic and machine vision technologies that provide previously unavailable levels of insight and actionable feedback to Agribusinesses.

Agzenze.com

AgriSound

AgriSound is an agri-tech start-up specialising in IoT solutions to help reverse the decline in pollinating insects. Its sensor technology enables users (farmers, beekeepers, gardeners) to optimise management practices for enhanced insect health and productivity, leading to greater fruit and honey yields. The company has a core offering of hardware (sensor platforms and internet gateway) and software (user interface and cloud-based predictive algorithms) for remote beehive and wild pollinator monitoring.

www.agrisound.io

Animal DynamicsAnimal Dynamics is an innovative R&D enterprise creating unmanned systems inspired by nature. Our bio-inspired approach to problem solving has created novel, effective, and highly efficient solutions to prevalent challenges across a range of industries.

Stork, our heavy-lift, aerial payload delivery vehicle has the potential to significantly improve the safety, speed, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of aerial fertiliser, pesticide, or bio-stimulant application. Being fully autonomous and packaged with a user-friendly interface, it will be a quick and easy process to highlight a field area, and let the vehicle do the rest of the work. Stork will take-off, apply the payload across the desired location, and return to land all without any need for human control.

We are confident Stork has the potential to improve yields, reduce waste and pollution, save time, and also reduce costs, making these benefits affordable to a broad range of customers. This technology will help meet the growing demand for high quality food without needing to increase costs or damage the environment in the process

www.animal-dynamics.com

AntobotAntobot develops highly integrated commercial-grade universal Robot Control Units (uRCUs), both hardware and software, for intelligent mobile robots. With its universal, configurable and reliable design, uRCU could be applied to a very wide range of mobile robotics applications, particularly suitable for off-road and harsh environment in the agriculture environment.

We take a sophisticate and all-in-one design to meet the needs of the most demanding agriculture robotics applications. The core hardwares (RTK GNSS, IMU, High Performance Computing, e-motor controller etc.) that usually spread over a few stand-alone modules are fully integrated. Compared to the existing market solutions, our uRCU has significant advantages in performance, size, reliability and durability. The uRCU has embedded functional safety mechanisms, capable of achieving at least ASIL B level requirement according to ISO26262. It is fully compatible with ROS/ROS2, and it supports multiple agency systems. It is affordable and easy to use, providing a great platform for the agriculture robotics companies to build their specific applications, such as harvesting fruits, monitoring or weeding the fields.

We are positioned as a Tier1 supplier to robotics companies and can offer hardware, software, and full application solutions as needed by our clients.

www.antobot.co.uk/

AquapulseAquapulse® is a natural, non-chemical water technology which delivers environmental, sustainability, hygiene and commercial benefits to agriculture, fish farming and horticulture.

  • Dairy – benefits so far identified include enhanced milk yield, naturally clean water systems, enhanced live weight gain and increased fertility.
  • Grown produce – enhanced root development, reduced inputs, more consistent batch colour, improved crop quality, & crisper fruit & vegetables.
  • Fish farming – reduction in ammonia and nitrite levels, reduced feeding requirements, and enhanced natural fish growth & development.
  • Egg production – increased productivity, reduced breakages & seconds, more uniform size, & naturally clean, maintenance – free water lines.

www.clearworldwater.co.uk

Auriga Aerospace LtdAuriga Aerospace develop and operate UAS platforms. We are in the process of developing a HAPS (High Altitude Pseudo Satellite) for provision of Earth Observation (EO) data, and 5G communications to remote locations.

The Auriga Aerospace AU-420 HAPS will operate for 3 months at a time, at an altitude of 20KM, with the ability to transit several operational areas during each flight.

Basler
Basler is a leading international manufacturer of high-quality imaging components for computer vision and machine learning applications. In addition to classic area scan and line scan cameras, lenses, frame grabbers, light modules, and software, the company offers embedded vision modules and solutions, 3D products, as well as customized products and consulting services.  Basler’s products are used in a variety of markets and applications, including Agriculture, factory automation, medical, logistics, and robotics. They are characterized by high reliability, an excellent price/performance ratio, and long-term availability.

Founded in 1988, the Basler Group employs around 800 people at its headquarters in Ahrensburg and other locations in Europe, Asia and North America. Thanks to its worldwide sales and service organization and cooperation with renowned partners, it offers solutions that fit for customers from a wide range of sectors.

www.baslerweb.com

Connected Farms provide wide area mobile broadband connectivity and agritech services, fence to fence across farmland. They are the leading provider of on-farm connectivity solutions for agricultural robotics and autonomous farming.

Connected Farms’s sole focus is the agriculture sector. They address connectivity issues for farmers, from simply being able to make a phone call from the field to effective connectivity for agricultural robotics and autonomous machinery, and all manner of agritech devices and the Agriculture 4.0 ecosystem of the Agriverse.

The Connected Farms solution gives farmers the means to increase their yields and reduce their inputs by enabling digital agriculture.  Farmers use their services to farm safely, efficiently, and economically.

To arrange a call with their team, contact info@connectedfarms.uk

https://www.connectedfarms.uk/

Continental Engineering

As a technology-centric company, we are experts at innovating and finding suitable solutions for all challenges. CES acts pragmatically, presenting actionable results, and reacts quickly to all technological innovations, market influences, and customer requirements. 

www.conti-engineering.com

Established in 1971, Cambridge based Delta-T Devices designs and manufactures research-grade measurement and monitoring instruments for environmental science. Our main areas of focus are agronomy, plant physiology, eco-physiology, data logging, meteorology, soil moisture, solar energy studies and environmental monitoring. Delta-T Devices is a co-operative company, owned and managed by the members who work within it. Co-operative working creates a highly professional environment in which all Delta-T Devices staff participate in the challenges of the business and benefit from its success. Delta-T Devices takes pride in operating at the cutting edge of the environmental technology arena and maintaining the strong customer-oriented focus that has always been central to its philosophy.

www.delta-t.co.uk

Dyneval’s innovative technology provides reliable measurements of semen motility using portable equipment. Their vision is to provide a new quality control standard for semen assessment that can be used by anyone across the livestock production industry to enhance the sustainability of farming.

dyneval.com

Earth RoverEarth Rover is a UK start-up aiming to provide the first robotic agriculture system that is genuinely viable for farmers. We are driven by the need to bridge the gap between today’s farming methods and the autonomous farm of the future. We call our approach the “pragmatic transition”: combining best-in-class technologies with existing equipment to deliver working applications — such as scouting, weeding and selective harvesting — that help farmers improve productivity.

www.earthrover.farm

E-Nano is a robotics startup offering soil and crop health monitoring services. The solution includes an autonomous robotic sensor delivery platform, capable of capturing high-resolution, accurate and repeatable data to track soil and crop health. Early successes in the sports industry has helped validate the solution, gain valuable user feedback and develop commercial opportunities. The company focus is to engage with global challenges in climate, food and environment and their intersection in agriculture. E-Nano wants to develop impactful solutions to build resilience in our food systems, reduce emissions from agriculture and help regenerate natural environments.

https://www.e-nano.io/

FOTENIX are an ability provider, enabling smart operation of agricultural machinery. They combine cameras, deploying colours of light, with machine learning to monitor crop status, such as disease. The protected key technology is three-dimensional multispectral imaging which allows laboratory analysis at an economic cost. A FOTENIX enabled sprayer or harvester provides the next step of data-driven farming to producers, whilst the cloud platform ensures agronomic insights that compound with each use. FOTENIX acts as a conduit between the crop and the machinery used to cultivate it, focusing on building diagnostic ability across the sector and empowering original equipment manufacturers.

https://fotenix.tech/

Greengage are the agricultural technology experts, on your side, working to improve the efficiency and livestock productivity of your farming business. Greengage was founded in 2008 and is based on site at the Roslin Institute Edinburgh University. Their presence at the university’s campus for veterinary studies, demonstrates a focus on delivering innovative and applicable technologies to the agricultural sector. They work for farmers improving the overall well-being and productivity of their livestock.

https://greengage.global

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IMV ImagingWe are world leaders in veterinary imaging including ultrasound, X-ray, digital image management (PACS), CT and MRI. Established in 1983, our global headquarters are located in Scotland, with additional offices in Ireland, France, North America, India and South Africa along with an extensive distribution network. Now part of the IMV Technologies Group, we are widening our offering to the entire reproduction management sector. The BCF team has reached over 100 employees worldwide and we remain committed to our core values of Partnership, Innovation and Learning.

https://www.imv-imaging.co.uk/ 

Lambda Energy is focused on revolutionising plant growth by optimising incoming light to obtain higher crop yields.

Lambda produces photo-active films that can be applied to greenhouses or used in polytunnels, to increase crop yields by circa 20%. The film absorbs sunlight in the frequencies that matter least and re-emits red light, optimising the blue to the red ratio for photosynthetic processes. Their active film requires no electricity to function and will therefore reduce the cost of electrical lighting significantly. The active material will emit the converted light in all directions, enabling more light to penetrate the plant canopy and reach the leaves down below. Their materials will also convert UV light, thus decreasing the UV damage to the plastics used in polytunnels and greenhouse glazing, leading to longer lasting plastics and lower plastic waste.

https://www.lambda.energy/

Levno leads the way in developing on-farm monitoring solutions that deliver sustainable productivity for agribusinesses and farmers by transforming time critical, on-farm data into highly reliable actionable insights.

Solutions include milk, feed, water, fuel and slurry management – all of which deliver significant value on both sides of the farm gate. As an example, Levno’s milk management solution provides both the milk processor and the farmer with the critical insights they need to guarantee the production of high-quality milk and optimise its collection.

Levno currently has over 35,000 of its solutions deployed on farm.

https://www.levno.com/

Map of AgMap of Ag provide innovative solutions to Connect, Transform and Inform with data. By providing the ability to connect disparate data streams into standardised automated databases by our knowledge engineers we transform data with machine learning and ai to provide insight from systems that historically would not be combined. Our data analytics team drive informed information through dashboards to support Farmer, retailers and assurance bodies to collect the relevant information to drive profitability, sustainability and transparency of production.

https://mapof.ag/

MagGrowMagGrow, an Irish company set up in 2013, employs over 30 people and has operations in the USA, Canada, South Africa, Australasia, and Europe. MagGrow is a patented, proprietary technology that significantly reduces waste associated with conventional pesticide spray applications, delivering your important plant protection products where they matter the most.

MagGrow has many other benefits, such as a significant reduction in water usage by up to 50%, extended spray windows, and reductions in labour. The MagGrow system has no moving parts, is easy to install and maintain, and can be fitted to a new or existing crop sprayer.

There is an increasing demand for food & water, and MagGrow’s technology is supporting a more sustainable approach to primary food production. While prompted by competitive demands and the global challenge of meeting the needs for future food production, MagGrow’s primary focus is on meeting customer needs and satisfaction based on results.

www.maggrow.com

MilktechNZ manufactures milk machine equipment for rotary and herringbone palours. Their goal is to build long term relationships with dairy farmers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through integrity, technology, innovation, performance, adding value and farmer satisfaction.

MiricoAgricultural activities contribute directly to climate change, primarily through emissions of methane and ammonia arising from rearing livestock, spreading manure and growing rice.

Unlike many other systems, whose measurements would be affected by inclement weather, MIRICO’s instruments provide an advanced measurement capability under a wider range of environmental conditions, enabling accurate and continuous measurements over agricultural facilities.

www.mirico.co.uk

N2 Applied has developed a technology that enables local production of fertiliser using only livestock slurry, air and electricity, – dramatically reducing harmful emissions and improving yield at the same time. The technology adds nitrogen from the air into slurry, which increases the nitrogen content. The reaction prevents the loss of ammonia and eliminates methane emissions, making it a real solution helping to achieve climate target commitments on an industrial scale.

The end-product is a nitrogen enriched organic fertiliser (NEO), which has the same characteristics as normal slurry, but contains more nitrogen and significantly less emissions. It can still be spread using existing farm equipment, enabling farmers to improve their own food production, reduce the need for chemical fertiliser, and make farming more circular.

http://www.n2applied.com

Oxi-TechOxi-Tech Solutions Limited is an emerging UK technology company that is commercialising its unique and disruptive technology applications for water disinfection. We are currently developing environmentally responsible disinfection systems to address unacceptable problems facing the Food, Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Horticultural sectors, including health and animal hygiene.

We have developed a revolutionary system that removes the use of many aggressive chemicals and the 250L plastic barrels that are commonly associated with bulk chemical solutions hat are harmful to both the environment and to workers. Our technology creates the most powerful industrial oxidant in use today, Dissolved Ozone, in a very effective, controllable, and efficient way.

We believe our technology is the cleanest and the most environmentally responsible solution for the management of clean water within important production processes. Current activities have seen a 100% reduction in chlorine-based disinfectant use in the dairy parlor, whilst delivering low Bactoscan readings and reduced levels of mastitis.

Our solutions are tailored for each site application, retro-fittable to try to avoid disruption to processes, remotely controllable, and together provide generation of endless amounts of low cost, environmentally sensitive disinfection, made in situ, and on-demand, using only water and low voltage electricity.

Each installation can be remotely monitored for the users’ comfort ensuring far fewer breakdowns and disruption to production.

www.oxitechsolutions.com

Peacock Technology LtdPeacock Technology is an engineering consultancy and research incubator specialising in electronics and automation for progressive companies so they can bring their innovations to life through our expertise, passion and standards. We aim to be recognised as one of the leading electronics and automation innovators in the UK, using our professional skills to build award-winning products for ourselves and our partners. Based in Scotland, we have worked on projects throughout the world.

http://www.peacocktech.co.uk

Robotriks is a Robotics focused R&D company based in Par, Cornwall. They often assist companies bringing their own concepts and prototypes to life, however have also been developing an autonomous agricultural robotic platform suitable for a range of multidisciplinary tasks on the farm. They call this platform the Robotic Traction Unit, or RTU for short. With a highly configurable frame and a robust drive system, the goal is to show that automation does not have to be big and heavy. Instead technology now allows for a lightweight and robust robot that can operate on almost any inclined surface, in any condition.

https://www.robotriks.co.uk/

Small Robot CompanyReimagining farming with robotics and artificial intelligence

Small Robot Company is reimagining farming with robotics and artificial intelligence. Its vision is to make food production sustainable.

Its farmbots Tom, Dick and Harry will plant, feed and weed arable crops autonomously, with minimal waste. Small Robot Company will integrate Rootwave’s weed zapping technology to make autonomous non-chemical weeding a reality; using precision to deliver an increased yield with minimal chemical usage.

Its first commercial service for weed mapping recently launched, with weed zapping trials to follow in 2020.

Customers include Waitrose and the National Trust.

www.smallrobotcompany.com

Smartbell logoOur mission is to empower sustainable livestock farming practices by building the world’s first livestock service marketplace. We are a precision engineering and data intelligence company that aims to empower livestock farmers and the entire livestock value chain which currently struggles with many data silos. We bring together farmers of all sizes with service providers who can offer competitive pricing for services by leveraging the Smartbell data platform. We believe the data generated and collected by farms should work to empower their decision making and improve their profit margins.

www.smartbell.io

SonySemiconductor & Electronic Solutions (division of Sony Europe B.V.) conducts market research into R&D in the Dairy farming sector (sensing).

www.sony.co.uk

Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd logoFounded in 1989, Sundance Multiprocessor Technology Ltd has in-house manufacturing equipment for electronics board and full test facilities. We run an ISO9001 Quality System to monitor all processes. We have been involved in several H2020 projects and currently involved with an EuroStars project for intelligent spaying and will shortly start an Innovate-UK project for the mining industry. We are small a team of twelve people with 100’s of man-years of experience. The focus of Sundance is Multiprocessing Technology and our keyword technologies/interest are:

  • Vision System and sub-components for safety
  • Advanced Sensor technology for monitoring
  • Robotics electronics for control and unmanned vehicles
  • Deep Learning and Edge-AI

www.sundance.com

The Climate Corporation | Climate FieldviewFieldView is Bayer’s digital farming platform. FieldView unlocks the real power of your farm data – bringing it to life interactively on one screen and in real time. This allows quick, accurate analysis to make the best decisions possible: whether that’s choosing next year’s varieties, understanding the performance of different fungicide applications or managing harvest.

FieldView is powerful yet simple to use and compatible across most equipment. It allows instant in-cab analysis and remote live metre-by-metre monitoring, seamlessly including past data. All this means faster, more accurate planning and analysis which pays off in lower costs, higher yields and better performance.

www.climatefieldview.co.uk

Technology (Software)

Ag-drive is a cloud-based app for agricultural contractors and farmers to help manage your business.

From job planning through to completion, along with the ability to send invoices linked to accounts packages such as Xero, Quickbooks and Sage, Ag-drive provides a truly paperless system making every farm contracting business accountable and traceable.

Ag-drive gives users clear and precise instructions from field mapping to pre-start health and safety checks, timesheets and invoicing to give the contractor, farmer and operator peace of mind, with instant data access at any time.

https://ag-drive.com/

AgSpace AgricultureOver the past ten years we’ve helped agri-businesses benefit from big data, online precision farming and bespoke digital agronomy products, so they can seamlessly connect their business with thousands of farms and use technology to help farmers grow more. Our products are Contour and GRID: Contour is our farmer facing interface. It provides real time, secure advice from agronomic experts to farmers, along with the satellite imagery and data they need for better decision making. GRID is our financial partner facing interface. It lets farmers and financial partners grow together by establishing trust at a distance. Connecting innovator and investor, lender and borrower in ways that previously have not been possible.

https://ag-space.com 

You have ag questions? AGvisorPRO provides answers.

The ag industry needs flexible solutions to access expert advice like never before. AGvisorPRO the Connectivity Channel for Agriculture. With the AGvisorPRO app, we provide farmers, ranchers, and agri-businesses with a seamless way to connect with ag industry experts. Join AGvisorPRO’s fast growing network of ag experts provide support for agronomy, crop protection, markets, mental health, animal health, feed, farm real-estate, insurance, succession planning, and mechanical support for ag equipment.

www.agvisorpro.com

Antler Bio UK

Antler Bio is a disruptive biotechnology company that uniquely combines genetics and epigenetics testing with modern big-data analysis that provides actionable, data-driven insights for improving the well-being, productivity and performance of livestock.

After successfully developing a novel technology pipeline and finding new biomarkers in horses linked to performance and fertility, Antler Bio is scaling to different species, with the first expansion target being the dairy industry. 

ChordataChordata was founded in 2018 to bring together specialists in biosensor and tracking technology; data science, connectivity and machine learning; needs analysis, user experience design and impact evaluation to develop transformational solutions to improve animal health and wellbeing.

 We work with veterinary scientists, farmers, producers, pharma, policy-makers and animal feed manufacturers to co-develop effective technology.

 Chordata Precision Livestock Farming is a transformational system to provide new information and insights into the metabolic health status of dairy cows – to increase wellbeing, reduce anti-microbial resistance (AMR) and support sustainability goals. Our system combines a biosensor capable of detecting blood-based and ambient biomarkers; a wearable for movement, activity and behaviour, a cloud analytics platform to create insights and simple to use applications for farm managers and vets. The system can integrate with farm management systems and ingest data from other wearable technologies already deployed. Chordata PLF is currently in development and will be ready for market in 2021.

www.chordatainsight.com

CKXCKX has a product that uses Satellite data and an AI model to keep an ever watchful eye crop health. It alerts farmers to potential problems and can diagnose many diseases from a single smart phone picture.

https://ckx.dev

Logo Climate EdgeClimate Edge has developed a series of digital tools to support organisations deliver effective and integrated services to smallholder farmers in developing countries. Adopting a digital strategy is difficult in these markets, which is why Climate Edge is here to help. We make it easy to adopt tools such as SMS, IVR and WhatsApp in your day-to-day communication with smallholders.

www.climate-edge.com

Createc RoboticsCreatec Robotics is a robotics software company whose mission is to enable the use of robotics in industries where they are seen as the future but where using them in practice is challenging and expensive today. We have been designing Iris to enable the commercialisation of robotics technologies by packaging them up as interoperable robotics modules that can be combined as Apps for non-expert industrial users to deploy, operate, manage and reconfigure all their robotics systems from standard user-friendly graphical user interfaces. Iris was initially developed in a £1.5m UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority funded project to foster highly innovative robotics integration technology for nuclear decommissioning. We are now seeking collaborators to explore its use in enabling robotics in agriculture.

www.createcrobotics.com

Pests and disease in crops are set to become less predictive with climate change, this in addition to a backdrop of increasing food security concerns and legislation around pesticide application and levels in food. Croptimise is looking to improve crop yields by providing pest forecasts to farmers that will enable them to make data-driven pest management decisions, by building the first network of pest traps across the UK to collect real-time monitoring visual data.

https://www.croptimise.ai/

Dark Horse TechnologiesDark Horse Technologies are an Agri-Tech start up who have developed proprietary remote-sensing wheat yield predictors and disease diagnosis engines.

http://www.darkhorsetech.co.uk 

Deep PlanetDeep Planet is building a multipurpose machine-learning platform that leverages satellite imagery and other geospatial data sources to provide actionable insights. The company is funded by the European Space Agency BIC and the Copernicus Incubation Programme which help fund start-ups and research teams to commercialise space technologies. We use our novel and transformative products, made possible by rich geospatial data, machine learning algorithms, computer vision and inexpensive cloud computing, to drive benefits for societal good. Deep Planet provides solutions for precision agriculture, deforestation, water and gas monitoring. Our forecasting and monitoring analytics platform can identify early signs of crop stress, detect soil moisture levels, predict crop yield, monitor land coverage, identify tree species, forecast future water levels, monitor gas emissions and track commodity and inventory levels.

www.deepplanet.ai

DroneAg uses drones, automation and simple AI technology to make farming more productive and efficient. Bringing together the expertise of farmers, agronomists, drone pilots and software engineers under one banner, Drone Ag draws on the team’s own experience of running a 6,000-acre farm to provide innovative and practical solutions for farmers today, from field mapping and crop spraying to software and drone training courses.

www.droneag.farm

Farmer Charlie is a smart localised hub which provides an app, connecting to third party apps, sensors in the field and weather sensors and connectivity in the field where necessary, on a plug and play model. We can integrate third party sensors and drones. Our solution is low cost.

It is installed in Sicily in farms to regulate water and energy use. We also have a turnkey solution for emerging countries.

http://www.farmer-charlie.com

Farmeye is an award-winning Ireland and UK-based Ag Tech company, providing technology products that verify and measure natural assets on farms and in nature. Their purpose is to improve the lives of farmers and the environment. Farmeye’s software platform digitises the soil health process using GIS mapping, gps soil sampling, lab integration and automated nutrient reports. They also verify & validate soil carbon stocks for farmers and the agri-food sector. In Ireland, Frmeye are the main technology system managing the National soils programme for the Irish Government. They work with farmers, farmers groups, agri-corporates, laboratories and governments.

Fixposition AG is a Swiss company that develops high-precision global positioning products, combining cutting-edge computer vision techniques with leading satellite navigation know-how. Their positioning is on a centimetre accuracy in open field and stays at a decimetre accuracy in GNSS challenging environments such as urban canyons, under bridges or generally in places with limited satellite signal reception. This technology facilitates a wide variety of applications, such as off-road autonomous robot activities, lawn mowers, precision agriculture, high-precision control of autonomous machines and many other applications that require precise positioning.

They are a key enabler for the mass-market adoption of autonomous solutions with the best price-to-performance ratio. Their technology expands the operational opportunities of autonomous robots and allows new players to participate in the robotic revolution.

https://www.fixposition.com

FLOXFLOX uses advanced machine vision technology to bring better visibility and performance to the high-welfare broiler industry.

http://flox.ai/

Logo GeoPard AgricultureGeoPard is an unbiased cloud-based Analytics Powerhouse for precision agriculture. The GeoPard core is capable of processing any set of geospatial data to discover the full potential of ag fields and improve agronomic decisions.

GeoPard services include:

  • Automated multi-year (up to 30 years) and in-season field potential zones
  • Accurate and adjustable VRA prescription maps
  • Multi-layer and Cross-layer maps
  • Field and region level satellite monitoring
  • Slope/elevation profile based on remote sensing and machinery datasets
  • Yield, Soil sampling, High-density sensor data analytics
  • Detection of limiting factors, dependencies, changes, stability zones
  • Mobile app with offline capabilities
  • GeoPard easily integrates into any system, platform or service.

https://geopard.tech

Hectare Agritech LtdHectare is an ambitious agritech company entirely focused on exploiting current inefficiencies, and deficiencies, in the farming industry supply chains and has three principal products: SellMyLivestock, Graindex and FarmPay. Our ambition is for Hectare to become the dominant ‘go to’ portal for commercial farmers and their supply chains, firstly in the UK and then overseas.

http://www.hectare.farm

Herd Advance seamlessly brings together precision hardware and data driven software to bring you real-time analytics on your herd. Their innovative herd solutions provides their customers and end-users with a system that enables them to digitise their herd, drive growth performance, increase health identification, improve labour efficiency and health and safety. Their cutting edge mobile application lets you monitor 24/7 the statistics and status of your herd on-the-go from your smartphone or device.

http://www.herdadvance.co.uk

HOPS AgTech partners with Agri Tech companies and provides routes to market, distribution and R&D support for their products and services with a focus on labour efficiency, safety and training, farm productivity and data use.

HOPS AgTech develops and markets its own software for the efficient recruitment and management of seasonal workers and harvest resources on farms.

www.hopsagtech.com

Hummingbird TechnologiesHummingbird Technologies is an artificial intelligence business, using imagery and data analytics from satellite, drone, plane and robot technology, along with proprietary algorithms, to provide farmers with high-resolution maps of their crops at critical decision-making junctions in the season. Hummingbird uses the most advanced machine learning and computer vision techniques, delivering actionable insights on crop health directly to the field. Hummingbird offers a range of different services across crops such as Cereals, Potatoes, Soybean, Sugar Beet and Oilseed Rape/Canola. These services include crop stress detection, detection of diseases, weed grass mapping, nutrient management mapping as well as yield prediction and plant counting in row crops.

https://hummingbirdtech.com

IceRoboticslceRobotics is the global leader in the use of wearable sensors and cloud based analytical systems for the management of dairy cows and beef animals. Our sensors remain the gold standard sensor in the research community and since the introduction of CowAlert, the first cloud-based health and welfare monitoring system for dairy cows, the acceptance and capability of this technology is developing rapidly.

CowAlert is the most advanced dairy monitoring system available. lts lameness monitoring, automated mobility scoring and lying time alerts are all unique and sit alongside a highly accurate heat detection system. These powerful tools allow significant reductions in the cost of production and offer a strong ROI to farmers. The associated cloud platform also provides the supply chain with a very powerful tool. The data from participating farms can be shared with processors, vets, Al services and consultants increasing efficiency and transparency.

As well as these industry focused products CowAlert for Researchers has just been launched. CowAlert remains unique in its ability to store raw data collected from the animals permanently for retrospective analysis. Researchers can now examine historical data from any participating farm potentially changing the way in which research can be carried out.

http://icerobotics.com 

Livestock management is in the palm of your hand with iLivestock. The iLivestock team worked with farmers around the world for over ten years to understand the on-farm challenges of livestock farming. They came up with a software and hardware solution to make it easy for sheep and beef cattle farmers to manage flocks and herds on the go.

iLivestock is designed to:

– work everywhere on the farm with a smartphone or tablet;

– simplify farm compliance and record keeping;

– remove cost barriers to effective livestock management and weighing;

– allow data capture to fit seamlessly into farming routines.

Based in Scotland, every iLivestock solution is developed, built, and tested in the UK

https://ilivestock.co.uk/

Innovent Technology Ltd. is a small technology company based in Scotland deploying agri-tech solutions around the globe. Our aim has always been to deliver precision livestock farming to our customers to enable them to run a more efficient and profitable business. 

Innovent Technology Ltd

 Our two-flagship product are, Qscan and Qbox Analysis, together they provide a solution to monitoring weight and behaviour of animals that allow management support decisions to enhance profitability. Qscan is a machine vision product and Qbox is an award-winning data analytics tool analysing both data from the live animal and tying that in data from the slaughter house.

www.itlscotland.co.uk

Intercity TechnologyIntercity Technology is a family-owned British business, which has delivered future-proof digital solutions to thousands of businesses for over three decades. With regional hubs in the Midlands, North West and South East, we deliver a cloud platform from our UK-based Data Centres, which ensures our partners are supported by our technical staff, who are on hand 24/7/365. This helps to ensure that organisations data is secure, confidential, and always available.

We work closely with our trusted partners, who help us supply the highest level of industry expertise and cutting-edge IT solutions in managed services, security, cloud infrastructure services, enterprise mobility, and collaboration tools. This collaborative strength enables us to access new opportunities in the Agri-Tech space and provide robust digital solutions. If you are like us, you love how technology empowers and supports businesses. 

https://www.intercity.technology/

Kilimo IoT LtdKilimo IoT Ltd provides services and hardware in the Internet of Things (IoT) sector, with a focus on precision agriculture. We have developed an intelligent, scalable, and easy to use IoT platform used for provisioning sensors from which we acquire useful data. We use Low Power Long-range communication systems which is cost-effective for our application.

Using the data collected, our system generates useful insights which the farmer can use to; improve productivity, increase environmental sustainability, enhance crop yield and increase profits from their smart farming operations.

www.kilimoiot.com

Machine Eye

Agriculture is currently the UK’s most dangerous industry, with a fatality rate 20 times greater than the average of all others and hundreds of life-changing injuries each year. Machine Eye is an automatic system which intelligently acts as a safety net around machinery, providing automatic protection for humans on a farm, regardless of whether they are a worker or bystander.

We employ artificial intelligence to identify humans at risk. This along with the continual monitoring of the machine and human behaviour, allows the system to act ahead of an accident, altering or automatically intervening ahead of time, much like an airbag in a car. Machine Eye will not only save lives and livelihoods but transform agricultural and industrial insurance products to deliver increased profitability and better pricing for customers.

http://machine-eye.com/

Mantle LabsMantle Labs processes billions of pixels of image data simultaneously from multiple satellites to provide a data cube of the earth. We look at vegetation health, soil moisture, climate impact and human activities on the surface of the earth. Using proprietary petabyte scale deep learning engines, we are able to provide high resolution data, every day, anywhere on the globe. No cloud gaps, actual measurements, daily.

www.mantle-labs.com