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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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

Circular and Low Impact Processed Food (CLIP)

Circular and Low Impact Processed Food (CLIP) is a project funded by ERDF through the Agritech Cornwall programme led by The Cornwall College Group/Duchy College. Food production is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and

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Future Farm

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]‘Future Farm’ to redefine dairy research and learning A £3m dairy research centre will open at Duchy College in autumn 2020, driving improvements in efficiency, technology, animal health and welfare, and environm

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The Farm Crap App Pro

The Farm Crap App Pro

The Farm Crap App Pro is a collaborative project between Duchy College and Rothamsted Research North Wyke to develop an easy to use, accurate and reliable way to manage and record slurry spreading information and data on manure. Working with waste

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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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COVID-19 RESPONSE: CORNWALL FOOD & DRINK NETWORK

The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted both the fragility and adaptability of Cornwall’s food supply chains. The disparities between food production and food waste became apparent during the crisis, especially as the Cornwall food and drink sector is heav

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Passive Cooling project

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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