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October 2019

Robofacturing real food for everyone – Barcelona

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday Barceloneta, Passeig de Joan de Borbó 99 + Google Map

The Problem with Food Unfortunately, the world today is divided when it comes to eating healthy food. Affluent people eat healthy, locally sourced and natural food, while the poorer parts of urban civilisations can only access unhealthy and mass-produced food. Autonomous Food Production of Tomorrow The autonomous production of food using robotics is what we call robofacturing. Software-defined manufacturing will radically improve food production processes ranging from farms, food processing plants to kitchens. Get ready for a world of: AI…

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IAgrE Landwards Conference 2019

October 30 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
East of England Arena PE2 6XE United Kingdom + Google Map

Can Big Data lead to Smarter Farming? This conference will explore the question as to whether “big data” will be the new tractor for agriculture.   The 21st century has seen a rapid increase in the amount of data being collected throughout the agricultural supply chain i.e. from field to fork. For example, farmers use sensors for soil sampling and mobile apps, cameras and drones to monitor pests and diseases, generating huge amounts of data. Recent technological developments in sensors…

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November 2019

New World Farming – Bristol Tech Festival

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Engine Shed, Engine Shed
Bristol, BS1 6QH
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Farm491 is launching New World Farming – a call for innovation and rethinking of the problems facing the UK agri-food sector. From nutrient pollution and carbon negative farming to food waste and supply chain traceability, we are interested in new solutions that look to future technologies and how they can influence the agri-food system. The New World Farming event will be a half-day innovation forum that brings everyone trying to solve some of the biggest challenges facing the agri-food sector…

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Farm Business Innovation Show 2019

November 6 - November 7

Farm491 are again exhibting at this year's Farm Business Innovation Show. Come and see us on stand FR451 to find out more about us, discuss membership, ways we can collaborate, or to have a general chat about AgriTech!

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November 7

The leading food and agriculture discovery platform and pitch competition is returning to London on 7 November 2019, following the success of its 2018 debut, and applications are now open. Farm491 are proud to announce that we are community partners of this years' event. FoodBytes! is on the hunt for disruptive startups working through the food and agri value chain, especially those focused on sustainable production, packaging innovation, traceability, clean ingredients and food waste reduction are especially encouraged to apply.…

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Free Inspiring AgriTech Innovation workshop – November

November 14 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm
The Alliston Centre, Stroud Road
Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JR United Kingdom
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The Inspiring AgriTech Innovation Programme is part financed by GFirst LEP and the European Regional Development Fund ( ERDF) to provide business support to AgriTech innovators, start-ups and existing AgriTech enterprises in Cirencester, Gloucestershire and nationwide which have the potential to create jobs and wealth at local and national levels. The two-day free workshops are designed to provide the bespoke support, tools, knowledge and networks that innovators need to turn their AgriTech concept into a transformative product or service. Over the two-day workshops…

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Agri Innovation Den

November 21

Agri Innovation Den is back for 2019 with a brand new prize package and some great opportunities to boost your AgriTech business profile. We are really excited to announce that Farm491 are again sponsoring and hosting Farmer’s Guardian’s 2019 Agri Innovation Den alongside BASF. The competition is now OPEN so get your applications in for the chance to win a package worth £40,000! Visit the Agri Innovation Den website here for more information and to apply.

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Food and Farming Futures Annual Conference

November 25 @ 11:30 am - November 26 @ 1:30 pm
The Slate, The Slate
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Future Foods: Farming to Improve Health Food and Farming Futures and the RSA Food, Farming and Countryside Commission are jointly working together to put ‘food’ on the farming and science table. An issue in which farmers fear they may have been losing influence. More details about the event, including the agenda, can be found here. Farm491 are excited to be sponsoring the academic poster competition at this years conference. This gives research with commercial promise the chance to win £1500! Information on how…

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The CropTec Show 2019

November 27 - November 28
East of England Showground Peterborough, PE2 6XE + Google Map
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Pitching AgriTech Businesses – The Landing, Manchester

November 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Landing, The Broadway
MediaCityUK, Salford M50 2ST United Kingdom
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A one day free workshop exploring common pitfalls AgriTech businesses face when pitching and raising funding. The talk will cover how to position science and technology to different stakeholders, understanding different markets and how this links to developing a scalable business and funding strategy and ultimately company valuations. The talk will also explore key metrics and milestones used to communicate the DNA of an AgriTech start-up from environmental and social impact to growing revenues. The workshop will be given by…

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