Title:

Next steps for UK agricultural technologies - investment, research and progress from the catalyst projects

Where:

London, UK

Start Date:

Thursday 22nd October

Description:

Guests of Honour: Dr Stephen Axford, Head of Agri-Tech, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Judith Batchelar, Industry Co-chair, Agri-Tech Leadership Council and Director of Sainsbury's Brand, Sainsbury's Supermarkets

 

This conference looks at next steps for the development of agricultural technologies in the UK.

 

Delegates will discuss the impact of the agri-tech catalyst projects with funding and research priorities for the catalysts moving into the third phase of the fund, and the role of Centres for Agricultural Innovationwhich are due to be introduced with the aim of supporting advances in sustainable intensification.

 

Further sessions will discuss how best to promote UK agri-tech abroad; what more can be done to attract, develop and retain highly skilled workers; and wider Government priorities for the sector as the UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy as it moves into its third year of implementation.

 

We are delighted that Dr Stephen Axford, Head of Agri-Tech, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Judith Batchelar, Industry Co-chair, Agri-Tech Leadership Council and Director of Sainsbury's Brand, Sainsbury's Supermarkets have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

 

Dr Belinda Clarke, Director, Agri-Tech East; Professor John Crawford, Scientific Director, Sustainable Systems Programme, Rothamsted Research and Professor Jackie Hunter, Chief Executive, BBSRC have also agreed to speak.

 

Event Website http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/book_event.php?eid=1080

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