Wednesday 7th September
RoCRE is delighted to be sponsoring the Start-Up Showcase at REAP 2016
REAP (Realising our Economic Agricultral Potential) is taking place on 9 November at the Wellcome Genome Campus . "Improving yields is about finding and dealing with limiting factors. Some farmers have increased yields by 50-100% and it wasn’t by doing more of what they had already been doing,” says REAP keynote speaker Gary Zimmer, a charismatic biological farmer and president of Midwestern BioAg. Leading farmers and scientists will be joined by technologists from Bayer, BT, Fujitsu, Lockheed Martin and PA Consulting to discuss the potential of disruptive innovations to revolutionise the industry and boost the agri-economy.
The conference will feature panel sessions, emerging agri-tech research, a technical exhibition, and showcase the hottest start-ups. More details are available on the REAP website.
Friday 12th August
Agri-Tech Business Incubation Open Day, Friday 9th September from 11am to 3pm
Are you a start-up Agri-Tech business? Do you want to be an integral part of a globally important community? The world renowned Rothamsted Research Campus has a limited number of incubation spaces for start-up AgriTech companies. Located just 30 minutes from London, and with access to over 400 hectares of field trial sites, this is a unique opportunity to join our vibrant, growing community. Meet with onsite companies and research scientists, along with tours of both office and lab incubation facilities. You will also visit the exciting Lawes Open Innovation Hub and the see some of the scientific services that are available to you as a start-up including the unique Soil and Seed Sample Archive, BioImaging, Controlled Growth Environments and the Analytical Services. You will also enjoy a complementary lunch and afternoon cream tea, freshly prepared by our kitchen team at the international Rothamsted Conference Centre.
Flexible office space is available from just £90 per month. Details of special rates for lab space will be available on the day.
Places are strictly limited so to reserve your place now. Please click here.
Tuesday 17th May 2016
A Sense of Place - Geomatics Meets Soil Management
The recent launch of the new Sentinel satellites, part of the European Union’s Copernicus Earth observation programme, has the potential to help farmers take precision agriculture to a new level, along with a host of other land monitoring uses. Sentinel data will create a major opportunity for service providers, and can be applied within agri-tech. Sentinel is part of the Copernicus Earth observation programme, which includes six families of satellites, each with a different focus, and thousands of sensors in land, sea and air to help monitor Earth. This satellite network provides data sources that could be used for precision farming, disease prediction or drought warning. The Agri-Tech East Special Interest Group meeting “A Sense of Place - Geomatics Meets Soil Management” on 17th May will provide technology developers with an opportunity to meet farmers and growers and understand better how to bring a geo-spatial focus to information gathering. There will also be discussion of how data from different sources could be integrated and what users would require from this.
Find out more at www.agritech-east.co.uk/events
Tuesday 7th June
LabX: Excellence in Laboratory Equipment, Creation and Sample Storage
• 40+ sessions, from 12 universities and research institutes + exhibitors.
• Very low cost tickets for university, research institutes and other lab users
• Best practice, case studies and innovation in sample storage and management; equipment (autoclaves, chillers, cryo and freezers, dryers, growth chambers, imaging, pipetting and more), chemicals, energy efficiency and more.
• Core facilities/sharing - what works and future developments.
• Specialised design - for easily reconfigurable innovation space, and for controlled/high heatload environments.
• Specialist lab updates - security regs, procurement frameworks, costing methods.
• Technical Careers/CPD - Imperial’s new initiative + professional body updates.
• Tours of Rothamsted imaging, innovation, plant growth & sample storage facilities
For more details, please visit http://www.effectivelab.org.uk/rothamsted
Have a look at the forthcoming events on the Rothamsted Research website.