Current Members

2Grow

2Grow specializes in sensor technology to measure the plant itself. Using its technology it can show how all your actions have an effect on the plant in real time. Our own eyes are not able to observe the effect of all these actions separately, 2Grow can measure these but more importantly we can also visualize them and make them interpretable. Using these measurements, 2Grow gives targeted advice and consultancy to growers based on their needs and challenges.

AdvanceBreed

AdvanceBreed is a consultancy company supporting seed companies to advance their breeding programs to a higher level by incorporating novel breeding techniques such as marker-assisted breeding, speed-breeding, and the development of novel genetic traits. The consultancy expertise is based on 16 years working in the seed business as plant breeder and genetic trait projects manager. Tijs Gilles

AEH Innovative Hydrogel

AEH Innovative Hydrogel (“AEH”) is an early stage company with a mission to decarbonize agriculture. Its hydrogel product will address the environmental concerns affecting indoor farming and  enable indoor growers  to produce fresh vegetables/crops in a sustainable way and at a lower cost. aehinnovativehydrogel.com

Africa Scotland Business Network

Africa Scotland Business Network (ASBN) is an international organisation, based in Africa, that is bridged with the private and public sector of Scotland. Its focus is building a contemporary, inclusive, cross sectoral business network that is primed for networking and seamless business exchange. ASBN currently has a high performance member footprint in 11 countries. ASBN's key industry focus is energy, agriculture, education, technology and entrepreneurship. africascotland.network

AgBioScout

AgBioScout aims to be the leading "matchmaker" of early-stage biocontrols, biopesticides and efficacy enhancer technologies to the agriculture industry. To scout and validate technologies as well as support promising solutions with investment and market access. With more than 30 years combined agricultural chemical experience and a large industry network, AgBioScout is working to secure the next generation of agricultural solutions. @AgBioScout1

Aglive

Aglive aims to help farmers reduce their workload by digitising paperwork. Successful farming extends beyond paddocks: modern farmers must now negotiate their place in agri-food supply chains. Aglive helps them meet that challenge by delivering cost-efficient brand protection tools and free apps that are backed by Blockchain and IoT tracking. It hopes this will make the process more transparent and traceable. aglive.com

Agrisound

AgriSound is an agri-tech start-up specialising in IoT solutions to help reverse the decline in pollinating insects. Its sensor technology enables users (beekeepers, farmers) to optimise management practices for enhanced bee 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. agrisound.io

AGvisorPRO

AGvisorPRO connects people in agriculture, face-to-face, regardless of location, to deliver instant answers through a network of premium, specialized advisors. agvisorpro.com

AntoBot

Antobot is a robotics start-up. It develops integrated automotive-grade universal Robot Control Units (uRCU®) – the “brain”, 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 environments in the agriculture industry. Antobot also develops agricultural mobile robot platforms and specific agricultural robotics solutions based on the uRCU®. antobot.co.uk

WJ Bell & Co

WJ Bell & Co is a family farming partnership in North Yorkshire. Some of the land has been farmed by previous generations for over 100 years. Today the operation is all arable growing wheat, barley, rape, and maize, with potato and carrot land rented out. This on 265 hectares. Most of the land is sandy, and therefore suitable for carrots and potatoes, but cereals are prone to being affected by drought. Cultivation practices have therefore moved to minimum cultivations to try to build up organic matter in the soils. Cover crops have also been added to the rotation. The business is interested in improving soil health and improving the environmental impact of growing crops.

Berry Gardens

Founded more than 40 years ago, Berry Gardens is the UK’s leading berry and stone fruit production and marketing group. It is a cooperative wholly owned by UK growers. berrygardens.co.uk

Bioelements Limited

Bioelements Limited (Trading as Bioelements Agro) is a bio-tech business focused on the intelligent use of microbial based biostimulants in commercial agriculture. These products are aimed at a broad spectrum of crops, from cereals and salads to root vegetables and trees and depending on the product aims to increase yields, and disease and pest resistance or a combination of the three with everything starting from the concept of improved soil health and fertility. That’s not to say they are only soil treatments, it simply means this is where it starts but the buiness can help at different stages of plant or crop development. bioelements-agro.co.uk

N Blacker & Son

N Blacker & Son is a modern family farm and agricultural contracting business based at York.  It grows combinable crops using modern equipment and precision farming techniques, carries out farm trials and analyses everything from soil health right through to yield maps. It aims to optimise performance at field and farm level by increasing production using less inputs.

British-Kazakh Society

The British-Kazakh Society was founded in 2002 to promote the best of relations between the United Kingdom and Kazakhstan and to enhance the bilateral relationship by organising monthly events and webinars focused on the business, political and economic issues between the two countries. ​The British-Kazakh Society is constituted as a not-for-profit legal entity with a Board of Trustees. It is honoured to have HE Nursultan Nazarbayev as its Honorary Patron and both Ambassadors as our Honorary Presidents. bksoc.org.uk

Chelsea Technologies

Chelsea has pioneered the design, development and manufacture of environmental sensing solutions for more than five decades, forming a rich heritage which today underpins a range of class-leading instruments and systems. It applies optical sensing techniques, active and imaging fluorometry and subsea acoustic systems to a range of applications and market sectors. Building upon long traditions of quality, innovation and scientific rigour, Chelsea’s transformative technology is helping to optimise agricultural practices to increase crop yields. chelsea.co.uk

City Farm Systems

Award winning CloudGro® technology from City Farm Systems enables automated greenhouses to be installed on building rooftops.  Simply swapping food miles for high energy and building costs prevents commercial sustainability for urban farming.  In contrast CFS makes extensive use of data and AI to create crop plans for a wider range of produce CloudGrown® to order at the point of need avoiding final mile distribution costs. This significantly reduces Smart City carbon and plastic dependency. city-farm-systems.com

Climate Edge

Climate Edge is a Software as a Service (SaaS) startup, providing mobile-based technology to connect agricultural service providers to smallholder farmers in emerging economies. It takes agronomic models and advisory information and turns them into user friendly services that farmers can access through an intuitive SMS based chat interface. It is currently active in Kenya, Tanzania and Colombia. climate-edge.com

CropSafe

CropSafe lets farmers manage their crops on a mobile app. It provides simplified insights using satellite data and soil analysis to help you make more informed decisions on the farm. Contact them directly at hello@cropsafe.io www.cropsafe.io

Delta-T Devices

For almost 50 years Delta-T Devices has specialised in the design and manufacture of instrumentation for environmental and crop science applications. Our precision sensors and innovative dataloggers can assist in monitoring and controlling growing conditions in the field, greenhouse and growth chamber. Proven plant science technologies can also be used to image and measure leaf disease and leaf morphology; for crop canopy assessment (LAI); and the determination of drought response (stomatal conductance). delta-t.co.uk

Digital Farming Limited

Digital Farming delivers high nutrition and wellness bioscience through total controlled environment production of advanced crop production based on Controlled Environment Agriculture (vertical farming) aimed at raising the nutrition levels of our food and drink products. Its mission it to create vertically integrated, closed loop, environmentally sustainable and highly profitable, controlled environment agriculture (CEA) solutions at scale for sustainable food production and health and well-being products. Its 20,000m2 facility in South Wales, the Mother Farm, is dedicated to growing high nutritional living supplements and hemp cultivation for wellness products. digitalfarming.io

Doff

Established in 1946, Doff is a UK-based supplier of amateur garden care products, with an AgChem division selling molluscicide globally. Doff has a track record in partnering with agricultural product developers to deliver value and innovation to the hobby gardener.  Its experience of investing in authorisations to support product development makes the company an ideal partner for those who consider there is a retail opportunity for their intellectual property. doff.co.uk

Dyacare

Sustainable plant health and nutrition Without Chlorophyll plants are unable to photosynthesise. Low chlorophyll levels limit crop vigour, health, quality and yield. This also creates a poor immune system and inhibits mineral transport and assimilation, and the production of nutrients, vitamins, proteins and hormones. Dyacare has created a fast-visual response biostimulant combining preserved vitamins and proteins from freshly squeezed and mechanically processed Ascophyllum nodosum juice, fortified with the essential components for chlorophyll production. dyacare.com

Earth Rover

Earth Rover is a three-year-old agri-tech and robotics company that has developed an intelligent robot platform (Big Data Dog) providing per plant information from seed to farmgate. Its three rovers, Pointer, Retriever and Terrier, automate scouting, harvesting and weeding. earthrover.farm

ECOinsect

ECOinsect’s mission is to develop sustainable insect-based farming solutions that have a positive impact on the world’s natural resources.  ECOinsect has developed a full-scale prototype Black Soldier Fly (BSF) breeding and larvae production facility using automated conveyance systems and robotics.  Operational since September 2020, it is focused on continuing research and development to bring innovative BSF biproducts to market. Paul Cartwright

Eden Search & Select

Eden Search & Select is the only specialist executive search consultancy in the UK focused solely across the global food and drink supply chain. The team works with some of the biggest names in agribusiness, animal health, food and drink, fresh produce and renewable energy - helping them shape the organisational structure and executive development of their companies, and identify board-level and senior management candidates, who can deliver sustained, profitable growth. edensearch.co.uk

Emerald Research

Emerald Research blends together speciality services and agri-technology with crop nutrition, biostimulation and bioprotection products. Its scalable, automated OptiYield® CHIPS (Crop Health Improvement and Performance System) provides a new direction and framework for sustainable, high added-value farming to promote crop growth and health into the agricultural and horticultural sectors in the UK and abroad. emeraldresearchltd.com

EmployeeHire

Employeehire Limited is a labour provider, operating nationwide across the UK. Its agency will help find reliable and experienced personnel for your organization. It supports a wide range of businesses such as farms, packaging and production facilities, warehouses and companies in the renewable energy sector. employeehire.co.uk

Enviresearch Ltd

Enviresearch provides a regulatory and risk assessment service for the global chemical industry. Combining technical excellence with a forward-thinking approach, Enviresearch has more than 20 years’ experience, with experts from a range of backgrounds: agronomy, chemistry, environmental fate, ecology, endocrine disruption, risk assessment and regulatory affairs. It engages with academic research and invests in new ideas to ensure that it remains at the cutting edge of science. The customers deserve nothing less. enviresearch.com

Envirup

Envirup was founded in 2002 as a sustainability consultancy working in the 'built environment' sector. It progressed into working with clean technology innovators (technology review, commercialisation and fundraising) leading to the invention of an innovative insulation system and one that is focused on reducing heat loss through greenhouses. envirup.com

Eurofins Agroscience Services

With more than 30 years’ experience in the crop protection industry, Eurofins Agroscience Services conducts field and laboratory studies to determine the safety and efficacy of new agrochemicals. Its technical activities include field studies, worker exposure studies, ecotoxicology, analytical services, physico-chemical property testing, environmental fate laboratory and field studies. This service offering is continuously developed by knowledge transfer initiatives between the group’s various centres of expertise across the globe. Part of the Eurofins Scientific Group of companies, Eurofins Agroscience Services aims to be the number one contract research organisation of its kind. Since formation, Eurofins Agroscience Services has succeeded in acquiring some of the agrochemical industry’s most highly regarded CRO’s and laboratories, creating a unique portfolio of expertise that provides analytical, regulatory and field support to plant breeders, agrochemical, biopesticide, biocide and fine chemical manufacturers. It aims to provide the industry with all the technical support needed to screen and develop, register and steward new and existing products around the world. eurofins.com

Farm Urban

Farm Urban links leading scientific research with local food production. By taking science fresh from the lab and implementing it on farms in the heart of urban communities, it hopes to change both how we do science and how we farm our food. It is developing and testing the most efficient ways to grow food in urban environments, focusing primarily on hydroponics and aquaponics. Its intention is to make available the systems it uses and the knowledge it has acquired to others who wish to introduce urban farms into their communities. farmurban.co.uk

Forward Food Tech

Forward Food.tech helps scale international Agri-Food/-Tech brands by working with them in growing their business and raising investment. The team have real practical experience in farming and food chain, focusing on making sure there is a true market fit and the potential is fulfilled for new technologies in agriculture and the food industry. Combined with extensive fundraising knowledge across the full spectrum of Seed investment up to Series A. forwardfood.tech

Fotenix

Fotenix is an agricultural diagnostics company, looking to provide crop producers with deterministic sensing. Its technology uses deployed colours of light, combined with embedded artificial intelligence to detect plant status, such as nutrients or disease, and informs application sprayers or phenotyping scores based on real-time results. A Fotenix-enabled system - the next level of precision farming - and a cloud platform, enable agronomic insights based on the inputs used. fotenix.tech

Fresh Produce Consortium

Widely recognised as the voice of the UK industry, FPC plays an important role in creating opportunities and supporting the growth of its members’ businesses. Its extensive membership encompasses all aspects of both domestic and global supply chains of the fruit, vegetable and the flower industry. Its first agritech event, FPC Future, takes place on 4th November 2021 at Lincolnshire Showground. freshproduce.org.uk

Funghi Alert

FungiAlert is passionate about increasing agricultural productivity and sustainable farming. FungiAlert’s cutting-edge technology, the SporSenz sensor, makes soil-health analysis affordable and accessible to all growers. The SporSenZ is simply inserted into the soil and samples the dominant microorganisms that are actively growing in the soil, facilitating a unique soil-health screen. FungiAlert’s microbial analysis is game changing, as it provides a unique understanding of the soil microbial populations and facilitates the discovery of microbial biocontrol agents. info@fungialert.com

Future Farm

FutureFarm is an online trading platform for the entire food community/chain in the UK, with ambitions to expand globally. Each part of the  supply chain has ‘buyers’ and ‘sellers’ along with requirements around time, resources and scale. As the food  works through the food chain, the buyers become the seller and so on, and common terminology and templates allow for an easy to use digital solution that significantly reduces trading costs and, works 24/7@365. futurefarm.ag

Gardin

Gardin is a UK based VC-backed startup on a mission to create a more nutritious and sustainable world. Our scientists and engineers are developing optical remote sensing technology, computer vision and analytics to measure plant physiology. Gardin specialises in delivering insights on plant health versus the growth environment to reduce waste and make growing food more sustainable. Gardin’s tools and technologies will empower food producers to grow superior yields with the highest nutritional density; optimally, sustainably and affordably. gardin.co.uk

GE Current, a Daintree Company

GE Current, a Daintree Company, has spent years perfecting its lighting technology and researching the specific needs of the horticulture industry. The result? A full range of innovative Arize™ horticulture LED lighting products designed to provide the optimal light spectrums to help achieve high-quality yields with shorter growth cycles. Arize LED lighting provides longer life, energy savings and lower maintenance compared to traditional light sources. The company continues researching and innovating to supply the lighting needs of the industry. currentbyge.com

Hummingbird Technologies

Hummingbird Technologies is an Artificial Intelligence business that provides advanced crop analytics to its customers by using proprietary machine learning algorithms applied to remotely sensed imagery from satellites, planes and drones. The company’s expertise allows customers to increase their yields, optimise chemical inputs, farm more sustainably and make earlier, more informed decisions. By pushing the boundaries of science and technology, Hummingbird Technologies’ mission is to improve the efficiency of global crop production, and to feed the world’s growing population sustainably. hummingbirdtech.com

INDO Lighting

INDO is an award-winning LED lighting manufacturer. Its Element Grow Light technology stands apart from other protected crop systems, since it operates without an LED driver. This gives growers outstanding performance up to 250,000 hours lifetime, all backed by a 10-year warranty. indolighting.com

Innovation Agri-Tech Group

Innovation Agri-Tech Group owns and operates one of the largest indoor vertical farms in the UK, offering a variety of patented products and expert services to help other companies profit from a more scientific approach to farming, providing optimal conditions for healthy crops to grow and flourish. The IAG management team comprises experts in aeroponics, microbiology, nutrition, the fresh produce market, agri-tech, engineering and manufacturing. iagri-tech.com

Intel

Intel aims to create world-changing technology that enriches the lives of every person on earth. Technology is key to achieving its goals for healthcare and life sciences as it strives to help improve patient experiences, enhance population health, reduce costs, and streamline workloads for providers and researchers. intel.co.uk

IntelliDigest

IntelliDigest is a UK biotechnology company specialising in food sustainability. It draws on innovative research, development and consulting capabilities to address the sustainability challenges faced by food producers, processors, manufacturers, retailers, consumers and governments, globally. The company is shaped by tree core values: innovation, excellence and impact. which drive its overall strategy, and its mission to empower global food sustainability. IntelliDigest.com

Keltie

Keltie is an intellectual property firm that helps businesses with patents, trademarks and registered designs. Every client, from individuals and start-ups to SMEs and multinationals has their unique needs. Keltie prides itself on taking the time to understand its clients’ businesses, plans and ambitions. It works with them, to help them grow, advising at every stage and ultimately providing them with high value, useful protection that makes a difference to their business. keltie.com

LettUs Grow

LettUs Grow designs efficient aeroponic irrigation and farm management systems for indoor farms. It has tackled some of the major issues that have been preventing aeroponics being operated at scale. Its systems are nozzle-free, wipe-clean and completely automatable providing the simplicity of hydroponics but with all the benefits of aeroponics! All data gets uploaded to the Ostara software platform, which reduces unnecessary labour and optimises conditions for each individual plant species within the farm. lettusgrow.com

LLEAF

LLEAF, an agricultural technology company, has invented a unique patented product that allows growers to harness the power of sunlight to increase yield and boost profit for growers. 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. lleaf.com.au

McCain

McCain is the UK’s number one brand of frozen potato products. The company has five manufacturing facilities across England and a seed potato business in Scotland.  Passionate about potatoes, McCain is the UK’s largest purchaser of British Potatoes and works with a network of over 250 growers. mccain.co.uk

Momentive

With a 35-year heritage of agricultural innovation and expertise, growers worldwide use Momentive’s Silwet™ and AgroSpred™ adjuvants to help agrochemical ingredients stick, spread and penetrate plant surfaces – leading to better weed, pest and disease control. And, when foam builds up from mixing and transporting agrochemicals to the field, its SAG™ antifoams can help knock down foam fast and keep it controlled longer – boosting productivity and ensuring active ingredients aren’t diluted due to foaming. momentive.com

Wm Morrison plc

Yorkshire food retailer serving customers across the UK over almost 500 stores and an online home delivery service. The business is mainly food and grocery and, uniquely, it sources and processes most of the fresh food it sells through its own manufacturing facilities. That gives Morrisons close control over provenance and quality, as do the number of committed and trained professionals in stores, who prepare food for customers. It  has more skilled colleagues preparing food in store than any other retailer. Every week, 11 million customers pass through its doors and more than 110,000 colleagues across the business work hard each day to deliver great service to them. More than 11 million households use the online delivery service. Morrisons is committed to helping customers save money every day. morrisons-corporate.com

National Plant Phenomics Centre (NPPC)

The scale of the NPPC glasshouse-based automated phenotyping platform complements the facilities at Rothamstead Research and Cranfield University. The precise application and effect of abiotic stresses eg, drought, temperature, nutrient restriction or salinity underlies most of its experiments. By understanding how plants react to ‘climate change’ stresses it aims to help plant breeders select more resilient crops for the future. It is keen to collaborate with breeders, growers and researchers to discuss projects. plant-phenomics.ac.uk

Oxentia

Oxentia is an innovation management consulting firm based in Oxford. Spun out of Oxford University Innovation, the technology transfer office of the University of Oxford, Oxentia’s core expertise lies in providing advice and practical support in research commercialisation and innovation management. Oxentia works with universities, research institutes, governments, and private companies around the world, delivering strategic advice, innovation management consultancy, accredited and bespoke training, and accelerator programmes. oxentia.com

PBS International

PBS International is a UK-based company applying fabric technology to pollination control for plant breeders and seed producers for more than 50 years. It has built relationships with commercial seed producers, academic organisations and non-profits in over 35 countries across six continents. pbsinternational.com

Pearce Seeds

Pearce Seeds is a family-owned agronomy business that has been trading in the south west since 1976. Pearce Seeds provides crop protection services with a team of BASIS and FACTS qualified agronomists and supplies a complete range of agricultural inputs including agrochemicals, arable and forage seed, fertiliser, grass seed and agricultural lime. pearceseeds.co.uk

PES Technologies

PES is developing the first on-farm tool that measures the soil microbiome in order to produce soil health analyses. Its technology analyses microbial activities in soil so that it can provide more soil health indicators from a soil sample than any other tool in the world. Its tool is hand-held, and its  software will provide soil health info straight to smartphones and laptops. The whole process, from sampling to results, will only take 5 minutes. pestechnologies.com

Phenospex

Phenospex is a sensor company based in the Netherlands. It automates routine applications in plant science, breeding and agriculture where precise information on plants is required. PlantEye, a 3D-multispectral scanner, and DroughtSpotter, a gravimetric systems are specifically designed to assess crops in all environments and lighting conditions. They provide many parameters on plant morphology, growth, and health. Think of biomass, leaf area, colour, NDVI and many more. HortControl, visualizes all information and contains automated report modules and machine learning functions. phenospex.com

Phytoform Labs Ltd

Phytoform Labs Ltd is a next generation crop breeding platform tackling unsustainable agriculture and improving the nutrition of the crops we eat. It does this by discovering new and improved crop traits using data science and building them into a wide range of crops using genome editing technology. phytoformlabs.com

Plant DiTech

Plant-DiTech is a phenotyping screening and diagnostic platform. Its technology aims to achieve deep insights into plant-environment interactions enabling users to efficiently select the right plants and conditions that contribute to better yields and particularly under stress response. plant-ditech.com

Plant Raisers Limited

Plant Raisers Ltd, based in East Yorkshire, is the foremost UK plant propagator for the horticultural sector, specialising in protected crops and ornamentals, supplying professional growers throughout the UK and Europe. It operates from 34,000 m2 of glasshouse incorporating modern computer systems controlling every aspect of the nursery environment, and supplies a wide range of young salad, vegetable and bedding plants to the retail and mail order sectors. plantraisers.co.uk

Produce Solutions

Produce Solutions is a small team of potato agronomists, researchers, and triallists who are focused on supporting all aspects of the potato supply chain – from variety development through to crop production, storage and the exacting requirements of the end customer.

Small Robot Company

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. This will enable farmers to be more efficient, more precise and more productive, and is also kinder to soil and the environment. smallrobotcompany.com

Sultech

Sultech Global Innovation Corp. (Sultech) based in Alberta, Canada is commercialising a proprietary technology (patent pending) and related intellectual property for converting elemental sulphur (S°) to a plant nutrient micronized elemental sulphur suspension and soil amendment using a low-cost micronization process. Its Micronized Elemental Sulphur Suspension unlocks the potential of S° through superior particle size and dispersion and is designed to be applied through conventional crop chemical and nutrient spray systems and liquid fertilizer kits. sultechglobal.com  

Sustainable AG Solutions

Sustainable Ag Solutions is a Yorkshire-based independent agronomy business looking after approximately 40 farms in the East and North. In addition to this the business has diversified and is now involved in a range of farming activities in Tanzania and on the island of Zanzibar. sustainableagtanzania.com

TerraPrima Group

The TerraPrima Group has developed the next generation of field devices – called Ladybirds - that meet the demands of today’s farmers, agronomists, supply chain stakeholders and enables accurate predictions about food production and farm operations, remotely and autonomously. Its devices are easily installed next to the plants and collect environmental and soil data in real-time. The TerraPrima cloud correlates data against other information sources before ingesting into predictive computational models. These generate real-time alerts and recommendations for the farmer and agronomist, delivered through a dashboard (desktop & mobile), SMS or E-mail. terraprimagroup.co.uk

Unium Bioscience Ltd

Unium Bioscience, a biostimulants company based in East Yorkshire, has a mission to support growers to maximise crop production with innovative, sustainable and affordable solutions. Its scientific and academic network links are world-class, confirming its place at the forefront of plant physiology research and development. The company says its pioneering technologies go through a rigorous product development process, to ensure its science translates to high-value farm impacts: increased yields, lower input costs, and a positive impact on the environment with reduced fertiliser use and aiding carbon capture. uniumbioscience.com

University of Essex

At the University of Essex curiosity prevails and exploring new ways of thinking and pushing boundaries, isn’t just encouraged, it’s expected. It has a powerful global outlook and its impact is growing. It has close to 1,000 active researchers and more than 17,000 students from more than 140 different countries with 100.000+ alumni making a difference across the globe. UoE is committed to two things: excellence in teaching and excellence in research. essex.ac.uk

Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich

The Produce Quality Centre is a collaboration between the Natural Resources Institute (University of Greenwich) and NIAB EMR. It provides expertise in handling and storage of perishable produce and has the knowledge, skills and facilities to provide high quality independent research for the fresh produce industry. Combining NIAB EMR knowledge of fruit production and breeding with NRI’s experience of global food supply chains it has the widest range of expertise and facilities in the UK. nri.org

University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth has an established reputation both nationally and internationally as a leader in teaching and research for sustainability. Its Sustainable Earth Institute promotes a new way of thinking about the future of the world. It has a strong heritage in agri-tech, and its researchers collaborate with companies across the UK to investigate new technologies to address the challenges facing the agricultural sector. plymouth.ac.uk

UPL

UPL is the 5th largest agrochemical company in the world, and a leader in global food systems.  Its mission is to change the game: to make every single food product more sustainable, ushering growth and progress for the complete agricultural value chain including growers, distributors, suppliers and innovation partners. upl-ltd.com

UK Urban AgriTech

The UK Urban AgriTech collective, or UKUAT, brings together the UK’s key players in modern agricultural technologies. It is a cross-industry group, devoted to promoting urban agtech as a solution for food and environmental crises. It aims to influence policy by sharing information, educating, and communicating practitioner needs as one. It promotes the uptake of agtech in urban and peri-urban settings by uniting to attract funding and customers. ukuat.org

Vivent

Vivent works to increase growers’ margins and improve product quality and reliability, by providing early diagnosis of crop pests and diseases with real-time measures of plant stress. PhytlSigns, Vivent’s plant diagnostic technology, uses artificial intelligence to decipher internal plant stress signals and diagnose pathogens and pests, including root conditions, long before visible symptoms. PhytlSigns gives growers insights into their crops in real time. vivent.ch

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