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.

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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

Farm Visualisation

Farm Visualisation (VizAg)

The Viz Ag project is a collaboration between a leading research centre, Rothamsted Research North Wyke, and a pioneering agricultural technology start-up firm, Glas Data. The project combines Rothamsted’s science, data sets and predictive models

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Starling Management

Starling Management

Cutting-edge auditory technology developed in America could be used to help farmers experiencing problems with starling murmurations, thanks to efforts at the University of Exeter. These huge gatherings of birds can take large amounts of livestock

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Anarobic Digestion Optimisation

Anaerobic Digestion Optimisation

The efficiency of farm anaerobic digestion plants could get a boost, as University of Exeter academics scrutinise the bacterial activity within them. Partnering with companies that run such facilities, the Penryn Campus-based team will throw light

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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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Botrytis battle in Viticulture

Botrytis Battle in Viticulture

British wine is experiencing a renaissance with many opportunities in the West Country, but botrytis remains a big issue for growers – and large gaps exist in the industry’s understanding of how to combat it. A study at the University of Exeter’s Pe

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Moo cows

Precision Dairy Cow Welfare and production management

This project seeks to utilise new technologies to stimulate farmer knowledge development. (WP1) Precision Management of Dairy Cows Bolus Project Rumen temperature data will be linked with cow health and welfare, reproductive ma

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