It’s only with the support of our members, that we can bring significant change in agri-food. We seek to match the unique capabilities of our members with other partners to pioneer technology in the real-world and drive innovation.
Cranfield 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.
De Montfort University
De 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.
Harper Adams University
Harper 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.
James Hutton Institute
The 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.
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.
Scottish Institute for Marine Science
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.
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.
Teesside University academic has developed a Micro bubble aeration system technology to improve water cleanliness, quality and growth for aquaculture application; can also support the circulation of bio-floc, whilst operating at the same or reduced energy requirements.
Patent submitted: Hamad, F, & Ganesan, P. B, 2020 (March), UK patent application number GB2003909.5; Aeration device.
We are interested in collaborating with academic & industrial partners alongside research centres to further exploit this outcome.. Potential opportunities exist surrounding:
University of Edinburgh
As 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.
University of Lincoln
The 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.
University of Reading
University of Sussex
The 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.
Writtle University College
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.
Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet. We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalising rural communities.
Leading the next-generation of high-tech food production, GrowUp uses plants, science and cutting-edge technology to solve problems in food production, improve growing conditions and both food taste and longevity. Launched in 2013 with an aquaponic urban farm in a shipping container, GrowUp founders Kate Hofman and Tom Webster now oversee commercial-scale production of vertical and hydroponic farms.
Beta Bugs makes better insects. Specifically, we are insect breeders. We create high performance insect genetics for the insects as protein sector using proven biotech and breeding strategies. Our current focus is on the Black Soldier Fly and it’s use as an animal feed, with a mission of doubling this industry’s productivity, enabling it to compete on price point with commoditised feed ingredients. In the long-term we will create the breeds of insects that will feed, fuel and supply the world’s growing livestock and human population.
As the AgriFood space becomes increasingly technology driven, organisations in this sector are suddenly faced with the challenge of recruiting specialists from other domains to drive their visions forward – Software Developers, Data Magicians, AI Specialists, Engineers, Scientists, Commercial staff with specific knowledge areas and more. Combining a background in tech recruitment with in-depth knowledge of the Agri world, we specialise in supporting such companies when it comes to finding & attracting these hard-to-find technical and commercial professionals, permanent and contract. Whether you’re an innovator in the AgriFood space seeking specialists to join your organisation, or an individual looking for your next career move in this arena, we’d love to hear from you.
Our research shows that very few businesses in the Agriculture and Agri-Tech sectors are aware of the ability of R & D Tax Relief to help fund future innovation or the often significant sums of money available to them.
With over 10 years experience in specialist tax relief we ensure that you maximise your claim so that you receive either a cash refund or a reduction in your future tax liability, leaving you more funds to invest in your business.
At Cultura we specialise in Agribusiness Recruitment advising and supporting our clients with the identification of, and recruitment across all levels of seniority from graduate to CEO. Our mission is to connect the best agricultural businesses with the best possible candidates, engage with both industry and individuals to help them succeed, cultivate excellence in recruitment practice to ensure agribusiness grows and sustains.
Jointly owned by directors Tom Marsh and Hugh Pocock, Cultura’s USP is its marriage of both recruitment and agricultural acumen. With over twenty years’ recruitment experience, Tom Marsh brings a wealth of understanding and knowledge, whilst Hugh Pocock, with a lifetime of farming knowledge and expertise, brings a commanding awareness of the agricultural industry’s unique requirements and an extensive network of contacts.
CYSIAM are a cyber intelligence consultancy that enable organisations and individuals to understand what they need to know, and do, to operate and evolve in the digital age. Through decades of experience, we understand the critical interdependencies between individuals, teams, organisations, nations and the enabling information technology which stitches everything and everyone together. The impact of technology around the world is complex and results in unique risk and opportunity profiles.
We combine our unparalleled cyber expertise with our expeditionary capabilities to equip organisations to protect themselves from cyber harm. This is our area of expertise and our team’s experience in cyber capacity building in the most complex and unstable parts of the world is unparalleled.
We combine leadership and diplomacy skills with deep technical knowledge to deliver capability that has impact and is sustainable. Our team’s backgrounds range from academia to ex-military, many having served with central government departments in past careers.
We don’t ‘turn handles’ or ’tread water’, it’s not in our DNA. We are a global authority in building cyber expertise and in 2019 by invitation, were appointed as an Implementing Partner of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) based in The Hague – www.thegfce.org.
Farm Africa reduces poverty in eastern Africa by helping farmers grow more, sell more and sell for more. They work in DR Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda growing agriculture, protecting the environment and developing businesses in rural areas.
They help farmers increase their harvests, build their incomes and sustain natural resources, partnering with governments and the private sector to find effective ways to fight poverty.
Hillsgreen helps agricultural, rural and food businesses to secure their right customers. As your strategic marketing partner, we create and implement effective marketing plans. We use a wide range of marketing tools that not everyone understands but we do, and we ruthlessly analyse data to make sure that your marketing spend results in actual sales.
We are farmers too, with 350 dairy cows, and everyone in the team comes from a rural background. This means we really understand the sector because we are in the sector.
Hillsgreen: inspire, challenge, grow
Moredun Scientific is a contract research organisataion specialising in animal health and biosafety testing of biopharmaceuticals. Part of the Moredun Foundation, a registered charity supporting livestock health and welfare through research and education, Moredun Scientic helps companies develop, register and commercialise their products.
Partners& aims to be the best insurance advisory business in the UK, providing expert advice that makes a real difference across business insurance, management and employee benefits.
Partners& services cover the energy and renewables, food and drink, manufacturing, retail and wholesale, science and technology and waste management sectors, among others.
Potter Clarkson is a full-service intellectual property law firm with expertise in patents, trade marks, designs, litigation, licensing and consultancy. We create value from your innovation by bringing vision and clarity of thought to guide you through the complexities of intellectual property for business. As consultants and experts in IP law, we help you understand, create, protect and defend the commercial value of your innovations anywhere in the world.
For more than 55 years, Promar International has been a leading provider of consultancy services to farmers, food companies and retailers. With knowledge and expertise from many years of trading, we listen to and work with our clients to identify practical, effective and innovative solutions to achieve their business goals. Creating and analysing a vast array of industry data helps to keep us at the forefront of trends and to provide reliable evidence to back our advice.
Our people are nutritionists, vets, agronomists, environmentalists, marketeers, financial planners, strategists, data analysts, engineers and supply chain builders. Promar International operates from the UK and works globally.
Quantech Solutions assists companies to commercialise agritech and digital technologies applied to animal value chains. It supports the collection of animal data from sensors and other devices to improve decision making by farmers, value chains and in animal breeding. Based in North Yorkshire, Quantech Solutions is led by Dr Sam Hoste, an agritech expert with over 15 years’ industry experience and member of the Department for International Trade’s AgriTech Specialist team.
SAC Consulting has its roots in Scottish agriculture and the rural sector, with a long history of College activity from 1905 to present. We continue to have deep bonds with our Research and Education colleagues, and we remain independent of any trade products and services.
Our role is to support and advise land-based businesses in the rural economy. We seek to optimise agricultural outcomes and supply chains, in balance with the environment and appropriate to the prevailing national agricultural policy. Our model allows us to cover the length and breadth of Scotland and the north of England with staff local to our customers.
We offer end-to-end services. Our work ranges from business advice to soil nutrition, to livestock and agronomy, to branding and marketing of food products. In addition, our own dedicated UKAS-accredited analytical facilities provide a seamless service from field to lab. Our technical services cover all aspects of a rural enterprise; from agronomy, livestock and dairy services to disease surveillance, farm animal diagnostics, forestry and environmental consultancy.
Agrecalc is a carbon calculator designed to identify and measure emissions related to food production, monitor improvements and benchmark key performance indicators for all farm enterprises.
We will help you reach net zero emissions from food production, while increasing the level of both efficiency and farm productivity.
Agrecalc only employs the latest validated scientific methodologies for measuring impact and encourages practical mitigation measures for lowering farm carbon emissions.
Our Mission is to give everyone access to a tool to analyse their operation’s carbon footprint and pave the way to environmentally friendly and efficient food production systems.
Westpoint Vet Group
At Westpoint Farm Vets we aim to provide the highest level of specialist farm veterinary service to keepers of food producing animals. To have a dedicated team of farm vets working in partnership with farmers offering our clients a range of benefits that will have a direct and positive impact on the profitability and efficiency of their farm, and the health and welfare of their animals.
Wyoming Interactive is a digital consultancy providing research, design, software engineering and data analysis to Medical, Veterinary, Agritech and Life Science organisations across the UK, Europe and North America. We have a wealth of experience in Animal Health, Veterinary and Agritech support. Our work includes consumer, veterinarian and producer-based digital initiatives to introduce new products & services, rethink propositions and drive demand, improve regimen adherence, enhance search tools and product selectors as well as clinical trials data management support. Two areas we specialise in are:
4c 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.
Alltech Farming Solutions UK
We 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.
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:
Aqualife 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.
Bath-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.
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. Bosch offers 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.
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.
CLAAS 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.
Crover 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.
Denis Brinicombe Group
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.
Envirosystems 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.
Fox 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.
Galebreaker 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.
GEA 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.
Established 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
Hamamatsu 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.
HCI Systems LImited
HCI 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.
Deere & 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.
Since 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.
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.
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.
Maxon 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.
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.
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.
Pentland Material Supply
Pentland 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.
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.
Established 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.
SEM 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.
SmaXtec 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.
Straw Innovations Ltd
Straw 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
Track 365 Ltd.
Trak365 provides a complete solution for collecting environmental and other operational data from a wide range of sensors, both indoors and outdoors. This data is available 24 hours a day. You manage your sensors through our Cloud Platform and make configuration changes. Data visualisation dashboards can be tailored to your requirements for the insights you need to improve performance.
Trak365 have established a range of Agri-tech products that cater for a variety of purposes. These include products for Viticulture, Top Fruits, Soft Fruits and arable farming. We cover sensing of ambient temperature/humidity, soil moisture, electrical conductivity, volumetric water content and soil temperature. We suggest a blend of weather station data and micro-climate sensors so that data can be analysed to provide predictions, e.g., GDD, bud burst, frost protection and other valuable yield predictions.
Based on parameters set for sensors by you in the Back Office, we can provide alerts/notifications (for example, temperature too low in a greenhouse). Our intelligent endpoints can automatically switch on heaters and turn them off once the temperature has returned to the correct measure. We can rapidly develop new sensor combinations not starting from scratch, due to the modular way we have designed our products.
UPL 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.
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.
Wynnstay Group Plc
Wynnstay 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.
Zoetis 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.
Angus 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.
At 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.
Borders 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.
Cold Harbour Farm
In 1993 Cold Harbour became a LEAF demonstration farm with the aim of demonstrating that intensive agriculture is consistent with caring for the environment.
The 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.
Elveden 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.
Frogmary Green Farm
Our 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.
Godminster 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!
‘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.
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.
Kettle Produce Ltd
Kettle 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.
Mackie’s Westertown Farm
Home 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.
Mountfair 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.
Overbury 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.
RAU Manor Farm
Incorporating 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.
Shimpling Park Farm
The 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.
Upper Nisbet Farm
The 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.
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.
British Society of Animal Science (BSAS)
The 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:
CENSIS 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.
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.
Douglas Bomford Trust Ltd
The 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.
Innovation for Agriculture
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.
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.
Intertek 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.
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.
LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming)
LEAF (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.
Medicines Discovery Catapult
Medicines 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.
Milk Suppliers Association (MSA)
The 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.
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.
At 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.
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.
Satellite Applications Catapult
We 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.
Scottish Pig Producers
Scottish 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.
The 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.
2 Sisters Food Group
2 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.
AB Agri Ltd
AB 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.
AJ & RG Barber
AJ & 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.
Potatoes 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.
Davidson Brothers (Shotts) Limited
Davidsons 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.
ED&F Man Liquid Products UK
ED&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.
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.
Harbro’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.
Kingshay’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.
MACKIE’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.
McCain Foods GB
At 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.
Muller Wiseman Dairies
Müller 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.
Volac is a fast-growing, ambitious international dairy business. We are world leaders in dairy nutrition and our mission is to develop great products that advance the health and performance of consumers and farm animals. Our heritage as an innovative family business inspires us to confront the challenges in our world. We care deeply for our customers and enjoy helping our partners and communities prosper, so together we can contribute to a sustainable, healthier future.
Marks and Spencer (M&S)
Marks and Spencer is a leading British retailer bringing quality, great value food, clothing and homeware to millions of customers around the world.
Sainsbury’s commitment to helping customers live well for less has been at the heart of what we do since 1869. Today that means making our customers’ lives better and easier every day by offering great quality and service at fair prices – across food, clothing, general merchandise and financial services – whenever and wherever they want to shop.
Tesco is one of the world’s largest retailers of consumer goods from food to fashion. Serving customers, a little better every day in our stores and online is at the heart of everything we do. Founded in 1919 by Jack Cohen using the £30 he received on leaving the Royal Flying Corp, we’ve come a long way from his small market stall in East London. Today over 400,000 colleagues work across our stores, office, distribution and customer engagement centres in the UK, Europe and Asia.
GEOPERFORMA LTD is a recently formed Oxfordshire based SME focusing on providing innovative geospatial solutions to different sectors by leveraging agile techniques to adapt and develop services and products for their customers.
Trade in Space
Trade in Space develop satellite-activated smart contract solutions. Our tools enable satellites to become autonomous trade brokers and deal-makers; and from a legal stand-point, to act as trusted regulatory auditors. Combining these technologies enables us to create global in scale, peer-to-peer trading systems and new routes to market for Agri-Traders regardless of their size, and at all parts of the value chain. In November 2018, Trade in Space won the Blue Sky Thinking Fintech Award, supported by The Royal Bank of Scotland, The Times, Dell Technologies and FWB Park-Brown.
AB 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.
Founded 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.
Our 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.
Agsenze monitor animal welfare using custom developed bioacoustic and machine vision technologies that provide previously unavailable levels of insight and actionable feedback to Agribusinesses.
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.
Altar brings precision agriculture to small- and medium-sized farms. The company is active in autonomous drones with embedded AI, Insect Farming and Digital Data Platforms. Altar is a tech-for-good innovation startup working at the intersection between technology and research to bring effective solutions to Societal Challenges. We aim to break the silos between Data Analytics & Platforms, Artificial Intelligence, Behavioural Science, Gamification and other established and emerging technologies to help society in general.
Animal 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
Antobot 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.
Aquapulse® is a natural, non-chemical water technology which delivers environmental, sustainability, hygiene and commercial benefits to agriculture, fish farming and horticulture.
Auriga 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 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.
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.
Delta-T Devices Ltd
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.
Earth 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.
Founded in 2014, Epitomical is a technology company focused on developing Connected & Autonomous Systems (CAS) and Services. The company has capabilities across all of the following physical environments with our CAS solutions: Surface, Air and Sea. Epitomical builds systems to be used in vehicles and supporting infrastructure. The company also develops and hosts cloud services that enable service management & third-party application development using data from these vehicles, supporting infrastructure and external sources. The company has recently begun developing a number of our own surface and air and vehicles through collaboration activities in Europe, Japan and India.
We 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. Our presence at the university’s campus for veterinary studies, demonstrates our focus on delivering innovative and applicable technologies to the agricultural sector. We work for farmers improving the overall well-being and productivity of their livestock.
Imaging Development Systems GmbH (IDS)
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IMV Imaging (BCF Technology)
We 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.
NON UV human healthy white or coloured light system extensively proven to inactivate virus, bacteria, fungus with no harmful affect to humans, plants, animals or indeed material bonds leading to reduced chemical dependency.
* Inactivate fungal, viral and bacterial load
* Can affect pathogens suspended in the air or on surfaces even if desiccated
* Operator safety
* Chemical use reduction
* Reduced energy consumption
Areas being explored
* Enhanced plant growth
* Animal health
* Animal behaviour
* Trigger Hormone production
Driven by innovation and cutting edge research in areas such as Physics, Solid State Chemistry, Neurology, Molecular Bacteriology and Virology LuxVici can
creating solutions to improve yield, safety and wellness aligned with the latest engineering innovation to reach carbon neutrality.
Areas of interest (not limited to)
Livestock, Pig & Avian breading
Areas of high human occupation
Map of Ag
Map 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.
MagGrow, 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.
Agricultural 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.
Oxi-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.
Peacock 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.
Small Robot Company
Reimagining 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.
Our 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.
Sundance Multiprocessor Technology
Founded 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:
The Climate Corporation
FieldView 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.
Over 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.
AgVisor Pro Inc.
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.
Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform, offering over 175 fully featured services from data centres globally. Millions of customers—including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies—are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster. Companies of all sizes across all industries are transforming their businesses every day using AWS. Learn how AWS enables innovation in the agriculture industry with our blog posts. Visit our website to find out how companies are using AWS to grow and contact our experts today to start your journey to the cloud.
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.
Chordata 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.
CKX 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.
Climate 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.
Createc 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.
Dark Horse Technologies
Dark Horse Technologies are an Agri-Tech start up who have developed proprietary remote-sensing wheat yield predictors and disease diagnosis engines.
Deep 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.
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.
Founded in 2010, Farmvet Systems Ltd develop web-based software applications for the animal health industry. VetIMPRESS, the main application developed by Farmvet Systems is a powerful data management and data exchange platform that connects fragmented data across the industry, delivering impactful insights at animal, farm, practice and industry level via cloud-based apps. VetIMPRESS provides vets with efficiency workflow solutions and a single source of information to better equip and inform veterinary decisions.
Farmvet Systems is committed to strengthening the role of veterinary practitioners in protecting animal health, animal welfare, human health and the sustainability of the world’s resources by creating the records needed to make evidence-based decisions using standardised, permissioned, secure veterinary data, that maximises farm potential and is useful to the food producing industry.
GeoPard 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:
Glas Data Ltd
Glas Data’s vision is to unite the technological aspects of food production for the benefit of the entire sector and ultimately, the end consumer. Glas Data’s dashboard – GlasCore – takes an entirely new approach to agri-data collection with enhanced automation, offering an intuitive agricultural management solution that enables agri businesses to aggregate, compare and analyse data from ANY source. Simple and intuitive design brings the power of big data analysis and predictive farming to the agricultural sector and across the food supply chain. Saving time, whilst increasing yields, productivity and profits.
Hectare Agritech Ltd
Hectare 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.
Hummingbird 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.
lceRobotics 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.
Innovent Technology Ltd
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.
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.
Intercity 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.
Kilimo 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.
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.
Mantle 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.
MNB Networks are experts in the design and implementation of IT connectivity and Cybersecurity solutions. We specialise in secure connectivity ranging from Wireless, LoraWAN, fixed network and internet access, but also deliver secure 4G/5G connectivity between different locations including cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure and AWS.
In addition to connectivity and cyber security, we can deliver IoT based solutions using sensor technology, that can be leveraged by our data analytics partners to deliver insights and assist the agriculture and aquaculture sectors in making proactive business decisions based on factual data. Our capabilities span from conceptual design, through to project delivery and operational support in all aspects of IT network connectivity/cybersecurity and we provide free initial consultations.
Nofence delivers a virtual fencing solution for cattle, sheep and goat.
The Nofence app allows the farmer to draw pastures using their finger;
the herd is equipped with collars that produce an audio warning if they cross
the boundary. If the animal does not turn around a mild electric pulse is
applied. Instead of using their vision, the animals use their ears to listen
for the fence.
NextGenAgri is focused on enabling British Agriculture to evolve through technology led innovation. The UK farming industry has always led innovation, NextGenAgri enables farms to accelerate the adoption of technology to accelerate business growth. NextGenAgri provides a range of solutions that couple innovation with the critical challenges of the UK agricultural community.
These include increasing field and farm yield; asset and farm security and worker safety. Working in close collaboration with each of our customers allows us to embed NextGenAgri as part of the operational team of any farm. In addition, NextGenAgri is always willing to partner and collaborate with companies that have unique and market leading capability and want to team to go to market.
Odyssey Tech is digitizing small scale production in a limited space like an office or a residential environment, enabling the production of plant based produce in an easy and efficient way, thus reducing the packaging and food miles.
We aim to create digital gardens, by simplifying the way the garden is managed. From taking an allotment to creating an integrated allotment with the latest automation techniques, we enable remote management of your garden, creating a community feel among the growers to share and produce.
24/7 global farm optimisation and welfare service supporting all technologies deployed on farm in real time and ensuring good animal welfare and optimal performance is achieved and recorded in real time 24 hours a day.
Reselan is a process development and implementation company,with the purpose of improvingenvironmental and economic performanceof businesses and other organisations. Reselan also provides technical and scientific adviceand support, process optimisation, project management and trouble shooting services, including the use of the TRIZ method.
RHIZA, the first Digital Agronomy brand on the UK market was launched in March, 2019. As a step forward from the precision farming solutions, RHIZA is now extending the offering to digital agronomy tools and technologies.
RHIZA brings together the combined strengths of SoilQuest and IPF which is already in use on over 500,000 Ha of arable land across the UK.
We work incredibly closely with leading farmers and agronomists. Our years of experience with creating management zones based upon in-field soil variations, puts RHIZA in a unique position to maximise the benefits of digital agriculture.
RHIZA also incorporates many years of R&D, agricultural satellite imaging and analysis – including the only radar-derived crop growth models, and the highest resolution (3.5m2) and best image frequency available – which is why we will continue to lead developments in the future. Every account is assigned to a dedicated and qualified account manager from day one to tailor a package completely personalised and adapted for the needs of each farm.
SoilEssentials Ltd, the leading Scottish precision agriculture specialists, are based near the foot of the Angus Glens and make it their business to make a farmer’s life easier and more profitable by farming smarter. The two directors, Jim Wilson and Robert Ramsay, each have a working farm in Angus and a firm passion for all that is precision. With a heritage in farming practices, the ability to use and test their innovative products in-situ, is so important. With an extensive product and service portfolio, SoilEssentials Ltd complement this with their status as authorise Trimble dealer for Northern UK.
Yellow Brick Capital
An agritech focused company with direct involvement in agricultural and related hardware and software. Yellow Brick Capital‘s focus is on critical resource management and control, through precision software and hardware. The group is made up of the following divisions:
Natural resource protection, artificial resource usage minimization, and knowledge sharing. We build hardware, software and knowledge ecosystems around irrigation, fertigation and resource management.
Wessex Internet is a leading full fibre broadband provider in the South West of England – providing cost-effective, super-fast broadband to rural areas. The company is born out of a farm and retains a strong link with agriculture. Many of our people are from farming backgrounds and many of our customers are farmers. Our expansive fibre network covers most of Dorset and is growing into neighbouring counties. We are also currently experimenting with how we can provide 5G as a product offering to farmers.
8 Hours Ahead
8 Hours is a specialist China-market entry and scaling company on a mission to build pioneering Sino-Global companies that solve China’s transformational challenges. Founded by a team that has first-hand experience of the many potential challenges of scaling businesses in China – 8 Hours is a Sino-Global pioneer. We partner with leading technology companies that have an ambition to scale in the Chinese market helping them overcome the unique challenges of doing business in China.
8 Hours works with growth-stage companies who have an excellent team and proven technology, acting as your guardian in the Chinese market; protecting IP, Equity & Exit from the outset. We align with founders and leadership teams to support companies every step of the way. From our bases in Hangzhou and Chongqing, we work with our China-wide network of strategic corporate, investment and Government partners to ensure secure, efficient and effective market entry, rapid scaling and long-term sustainable growth in China.
Cambridge Display Technology (CDT)
Cambridge Display Technology (CDT) is a spin-out from University of Cambridge, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Chemical Company (SCC). The Corporate Venturing and Innovation activity at CDT/SCC involves scouting for technologies and new developments (early stage start-ups and academics) in, for example, crop sciences and livestock welfare.
Investbridge Capital is an independent and internationally minded alternative asset management and corporate advisory firm, regulated by the FCA in London and the DFSA in Dubai. Our London UK office has a primary goal of establishing a solid Agri-tech investment platform during 2021 and beyond.
The strategy is to invest in Agri-tech start-ups with a long-term mindset and potential follow-on investments in portfolio companies. We are aiming to execute approximately 30 Agri-tech start-up investments from a range of sectors over the coming years. We will take ESG factors into mind on each investment with particular focus on food security and the environment.