In my last post, I mentioned that one of the key actions of the Agri Tech Strategy is setting up Centres for Agricultural Innovation. The first of these, the Centre for Agri Informatics and Sustainability Metrics, is currently accepting proposals from interested consortia. A briefing event was held last week, where delegates were given more information on the application process and had a chance to discuss the opportunities this presents.
After the event, I spoke to some of the panel.
Judith Batchelar, Leadership Council co-chair, told me why setting up this centre is critical to the success of the Agri Tech Strategy:
Dr Colin Adams, Director of Commercialisation at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Informatics, explained the importance of big data to the agriculture industry:
And Ian Meikle from the Technology Strategy Board gave more information on the application process:
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