UK Government - Strategy for Agricultural Technologies

UK Government - Strategy for Agricultural Technologies

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Ministry / public service
United Kingdom

Centres for Agricultural Innovation: launching in 2016

As well as creating capacity in the UK to translate agricultural innovation into commercial opportunities for UK businesses, the three new centres will stimulate inward investment and help to revolutionise farming practices in the future. The Government’s investment will finance world-class laboratory equipment, IT hardware and software, and facilities to test and develop new agricultural technology and products.

Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Centre (Agri-EPI) - £17.7 million government investment in the new, fast-moving market of precision agriculture to help the UK’s agri-food sector develop advanced technologies that will increase productivity and sustainability in UK agriculture. The Centre will have hubs in Edinburgh, Harper Adams University and Cranfield University.