As England’s only officially designated ‘Less Developed Region’, the area has received grant support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and a range of local and national development partners.
Located at Harper Adams University, the Agri-EPI Centre is the first of four agritech innovation centers under the UK's agritech strategy that are being jointly funded by the ag industry and the government.
Brexit presents an opportunity for the UK to re-pivot, refocus and redeploy its capital and energies towards the nation’s value-added agricultural technologies and cutting-edge science capabilities, writes Richard Ferguson.
Roslin Technologies has spun out of the University of Edinburgh and The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, to raise £10 million ($12.4m) in funding to commercialize its first products.
Simon Kremer recently attended the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum for agriculture technology, and here offers some thoughts on how IP plays into open ag innovation.
The Northern Irish startup raised the funding from former UK Entrepreneur of the Year.
The UK-based startup raised the funding from local angel investors but is planning to expand overseas after conquering the UK.
Andrew Vickery, head of rural services at UK accountancy firm Old Mill, argues that UK farmers should take advantage of the next few profitable years to plan for the future including investing in new technologies.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has invested in UK startup Hectare Agritech, which is the manager of two agriculture trading platforms: SellMyLivestock, and Graindex.
KisanHub has a rare route to market and does not target farmers directly like other precision ag services.
Green Collar Foods is raising $1.5m on AgFunder to build a flagship facility in Detroit, raise investment for new GCF locations, and further enhance its AgCloud solution.
Harper Adams University's innovation hub is the latest initiative aimed at fostering growth in the UK's slow-growing commercial agtech sector.
The UK spin out of pharmaceutical company Redx Pharma, is partnering with agrochemical companies to discover new ag chemical compounds.
Food waste is becoming a serious problem globally. Winnow is just one of a growing number of startups hoping to mitigate its effects.
The UK-based agtech business competition is organized by Agri-Tech East, a cluster organization for the sector. Initial expressions of interest are due March 7, 2016.
Liron Brish, the co-founder and CEO of Farm Dog, a precision agriculture platform, discusses the comments made at an event organized by DEFRA and the Open Data Institute.
Farm491 will offer startup space in two new facilities near Cirencester, Gloucestershire, and give startups access to 491 hectares of farmland for testing and research.
The need to engage more effectively with ag scientists and other agtech stakeholders was one of the main challenges cited by UK farmers speaking at the Realizing our Economic and Agricultural Potential conference in Cambridge last month.
AgFunderNews recently met George Freeman MP, UK Minister for Life Sciences, to hear a bit more about the strategy and initiatives the UK government is promoting for the country's agtech sector.
Carl Warner has created a series of short animations depicting agricultural technologies developed in the UK to help combat hunger in developing nations.