WELCOME TO AGRI-TECH CORNWALL AND THE ISLES OF SCILLY

what is agri-tech?

what is agri-tech?

Agri-tech Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly is a £10m initiative to drive research, development and innovation in the agricultural sector, in order to deliver a vibrant and sustainable industry.

Who is it for?

who is it for?

Available for ambitious small and medium-sized Cornish companies develop innovations to improve efficiency, profitability and resilience in the agricultural sector.

 

SUPPORT

We can help you research, develop and apply new technologies assisted by project partners, research projects, innovation grants and graduate placements.

 

RESEARCH THEMES

RESEARCH THEMES

Projects focused on sustainable production methods, speciality crop production, health and welfare in dairy cattle and utilising technology.

partners

partners

The project is led by the Duchy College Rural Business School in partnership with leading research institutions – the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth and Rothamsted Research, as well as the Cornwall Development Company.

Contact us

Contact us

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The sector is facing significant challenges; requiring new and improved ways to empower farms and their immediate supply chains – to enhance, protect and sustain our natural assets and those that farm them.

This is a unique opportunity as one of the few regions in the UK to secure significant funding for research, development and innovation in Agri-tech

Case Studies

Case Studies

Drone in field

Perception Drones

A particularly interesting Innovation Grant Applicant is Mark Polson, Director of Perception Drones, based near Falmouth. Mark had his ‘Agri-tech epiphany’ whilst in discussion with an agronomist. Together they identified a satellite technology that

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SC Nutrition

Truro based SC Nutrition Ltd provides cattle nutrition and feed advice to a cohort of Dairy and Beef farms. Steve Chapman has over 25 years’ experience in the nutrition industry, and at a recent nutrition conference in the USA one of the emergent key

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FIND project

FIND

A project studying photosynthesis-related activity and fluorescence in a bid to develop an ‘early warning system’ for plant disease. Using smart imaging techniques, scientists at the University of Plymouth are hoping the Fluorescence Imaging for N

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Teagle

Technological advancement in machinery also plays a significant factor in Agri-tech; in a rapidly changing agricultural sector, machinery is crucial for the avoidance of production losses, and in the face of an ever increasing challenge in the availa

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2 Minute Farmer (2MF)

Helping farmers break big questions into bitesized chunks, this project makes complicated conundrums more manageable. 2MF assists farmers tackle the challenges of modern life and business by unpacking complex issues, using resources such as short

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Lobster lineage

The National Lobster Hatchery is using genetic markers to develop new identification methods for the crustacean. The Cornish charity’s endeavours will help develop best practice for lobster ‘rear-and-release’ programmes, plus bring benefits for the

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