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UK’s hub for Agriculture Innovation
The UK’s agricultural food and supply chain is worth £110bn. The AgriTech industry in the UK is seeing rapid growth in the key areas of aquaculture, robotics, precision farming, data capture and animal nutrition. This growth is driven by an active, connected R&D and investment eco-system. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region has the perfect mixture of access to the highest proportion of the agriculture market coupled with world class science and engineering talent.
The East of England region has the highest farming productivity by capital consumption and by land in the UK (BEIS). The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region has advantages in the AgriTech sector due to the presence of a wide range of technology companies and research excellence from the local universities. Additionally, the region is home to key support networks covering AgriTech, Agriculture, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences.
World Class Networks
Barn4 is the new Agri-Tech Incubator at NIAB’s Park Farm in Cambridge. They provide a space for start-ups and spin-outs to grow with the support of one of the world’s leading crop science research centres. Being a part of the NIAB community provides an unparalleled springboard for ambitious companies to grow and flourish in the Agri-Tech sector.Find out more
National Institute of Agricultural Botany
Founded in 1919, and with a longstanding international reputation for expertise in plant varieties and seeds, today NIAB’s scientific capabilities span the crop improvement pipeline; from underpinning research required to develop higher yielding more climate resilient crops through to the extensive trials data, agronomy expertise and advice needed to ensure these advances are transferred effectively to the farm.Find out more