Agri-tech Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly supports Cornish businesses to engage in research, development and innovation through collaborative research projects and Innovation Grants. Find out more about some of our work by clicking on the links below.

Future Farm

‘Future Farm’ to redefine dairy research and learning A £3m dairy research centre will open at Duchy College in spring 2020,...

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edible insects

Edible Insects

The agricultural sector is facing critical challenges and we need innovative ways to increase food and animal feed production. ...

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Perception Drones

A particularly interesting Innovation Grant Applicant is Mark Polson, Director of Perception Drones, based near Falmouth. Mark ...

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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 o...

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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 dis...

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Press Brake

Teagle

Technological advancement in machinery also plays a significant factor in Agri-tech; in a rapidly changing agricultural sector,...

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2 Minute Farmer (2MF)

Helping farmers break big questions into bitesized chunks, this project makes complicated conundrums more manageable. 2MF as...

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Lobster lineage

The National Lobster Hatchery is using genetic markers to develop new identification methods for the crustacean. The Cornish c...

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TOMS

The Toolbox of Multi-species Swards project, otherwise known as TOMS, is a collaborative project between the Rural Business Sch...

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Farm Visualisation

Farm Visualisation (VizAg)

The Viz Ag project is a collaboration between a leading research centre, Rothamsted Research North Wyke, and a pioneering agric...

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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 murmura...

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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...

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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 gr...

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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 Dair...

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ClimateHub

ClimateHub

The warmer temperatures experienced over recent decades have contributed to the regional success of novel, high-value crops. Fu...

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Innovation at Chapman Machinery

James Chapman’s firm has expanded from being a one-man band when he launched it in 2010 to one that now employs about 10 people...

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Bovine Tuberculosis

Bovine Tuberculosis (bTB)

A project utilising the experience gained from Healthy Livestock involves the development of hardware and software tools to imp...

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PhosField

The PhosField testing kit could make real-time, in-the-field phosphorus testing a reality for growers. Breakthroughs could s...

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Grazing cows

Cell Grazing

A project testing the potential of a system of precisely managed, intensive ‘cell grazing’ popular in New Zealand. This appr...

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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...

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The Soil Carbon Project

The Soil Carbon Project is an innovative project that aims to help Cornish farmers manage soils in a more sustainable and profi...

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Plant Factory

This new Agri-tech Cornwall initiative is harnessing developments in lighting technology to grow salad and medicinal crops in m...

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FABSOIL

FABsoil is a collaboration between the University of Plymouth and the Eden Project that will ‘create’ soil and then study its p...

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Speciality Crops

The project aims to help Cornish businesses research the added value for extracts of seaweeds, seawater and coastal plants towa...

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Graduate Support at IVF Bioscience

In partnership with Unlocking Potential, ACP has supported a role with Cornwall firm, IVF Bioscience. Jake Silcock took up t...

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Automated Brassica harvesting in Cornwall

This project will develop robotic systems for automating manual picking operations in the horticultural sector in Cornwall and ...

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