Agri-EPI Centre is inviting all her members to attend this year’s Membership Stakeholder Day. Members will hear about the direction Agri-EPI Centre is taking to fulfil its role within Agri-Tech as accelerator. They will get the latest on the developments within the Agri-Tech industry and can expect to hear about projects and research trials we are working on in conjunction with partners; the (potential) industry impact and how this benefits members.
We can guarantee a full day programme from 9:30 until 16:00, with interactive elements and practical demonstrations. Important funding opportunities for Agri-Tech R&D are presented and members will have plenty of networking opportunities throughout the day. Please read the agenda further down this email.
We hope to see you there!
CEO Agri-EPI Centre
Time and place
Date and time
9:30AM – 16:00PM on Tuesday 14 May 2019
The event will be held at the Midlands Agri-Tech Innovation Hub on campus of Harper Adams University in Newport-Shropshire. The address is: Poultry Drive, Edgmond, Newport, TF10 8JZ.
Don’t change a winning team. At last years’ event 12 members delivered a ‘member pitch’: a 3-minute pitch to introduce their organisations to and engage with other Agri-EPI members. This year, the member pitch returns. When you register, don’t forget to mark your interest for this particular part of the programme. This is a separate field in the registration form.
New this year is the opportunity for members to live demonstrate cutting-edge technology in the exhibition area. This is part of the late afternoon programme between 3-4PM. Please check the relevant field in the registration form, where you can explain in more detail which technology you wish to demonstrate. Relevance and space capacity are factors to consider, before we can confirm a plot.
9.30 REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
10.00 – Welcome
10.10 – Overview of recent developments at Agri-EPI Centre – Dave Ross, CEO Agri-EPI Centre
10.30 – Innovate UK Funding opportunities – David Telford, KTN
10.45 – European Funding opportunities
11:00 – Member pitches
11.30 – Update on cutting-edge Precision Agriculture projects
12.00 – NETWORKING LUNCH
13.00 – Member pitches
13.30 – Update on cutting-edge Precision Agriculture projects
14.00 – Tour of Agri-EPI capabilities and innovation R&D incentives
15.00 – Agri-EPI Centre drop-in sessions, technology demonstrations and networking
About the Midlands Agri-Tech Innovation Hub
This innovation hub is supporting the development, testing and sharing of agri-technologies, with a focus on encouraging farmer uptake. The location provides company incubation facilities and fully serviced office space. On site there is also the Agri-EPI Midlands Dairy Research Centre. This Dairy Centre is managed by Harper Adams University, exploring the use of next generation dairy technology to understand dairy cow behaviour and welfare.
Conditions of registration
- Places at this event are strictly limited for members only. Non-member organisations will be asked to join our membership for a minimum of one year. Membership needs to be confirmed one week before the event takes place.
- There is an optional visit to the Midlands Dairy Research Centre on site, which is operated by Harper Adams University. Members can mark their interest for this part of the programme in the registration form.
- There is limited space capacity, we can only accommodate a certain amount of attendees. If we exceed the maximum, we will look into the possibility of limiting the registration to one individual per organisation as we get closer to the event. We will co-ordinate this directly with members, if need be. We ask for your understanding in advance.