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April 2019

AgriTech Season – AgriTech and the Future of British Farming

April 4 @ 10:00 am - April 5 @ 3:00 pm
Manor Farm, Harnhill GL7 5PU + Google Map

Farm491 and The Royal Agricultural University are hosting a two day AgriTech event at the Rural Innovation Centre, Harnhill. The two days will feature commercial tech showcases, industry debates and on-farm demonstrations. The event will explore the potential implications of new technologies such as robotics, sensors, digital platforms, indoor farming and innovative integrated systems responding to current on-farm challenges. How will the farm of the future look? And how can we solve those challenges affecting the industry? Day 1 –…

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Inspiring AgriTech Innovation – April Roadshow! Location: Green Lab, London

April 8 @ 8:00 am - April 9 @ 5:00 pm
Green Lab, Corner of Keeton's Road and Collett Road
Bermondsey, SE16 4EE United Kingdom
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Farm491, in collaboration with Green Lab, are providing a bespoke two-day workshop on scaling an Agri-food/AgriTech start-up. The workshop is designed for Agri-food and AgriTech start-ups who are: Deciding the next steps their business needs to take Looking to refine their business model Looking to become investor ready Wanting to develop or improve their elevator pitch   Why are we partnering up with Green Lab? Green Lab’s vision is to radically change the way our food is produced and consumed,…

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AgriTech Talk Networking – April

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Alliston Centre, Stroud Road
Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JR United Kingdom
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This FREE event is open to all those interested in starting or running an agritech business. This month's speakers :- Fiona Galbraith, Owner, RuRALink Ltd Land-based careers consultancy service providing tailored career advice services to individuals, employers and education providers in the land-based sector. Claire Cunningham, Owner, Rockallwight PR Rockallwight PR use PR and Communications approaches to help tackle common business challenges. By helping SMEs to communicate more effectively, they are enabled  to position themselves and their product, so that they…

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May 2019

AgriTech Talk Networking – May

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Alliston Centre, Stroud Road
Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JR United Kingdom
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This FREE event is open to all those interested in starting or running an agritech business. This month's speakers :- Hummingbird Technologies  Details to follow. Ian Bath, AM Insurance Details to follow. A free light lunch will be provided. Please register for a ticket here. Come and join us! Any questions please email - verity.payne@rau.ac.uk

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June 2019

Inspiring AgriTech Innovation – June

June 20 @ 8:00 am - June 21 @ 5:00 pm

The Inspiring AgriTech Innovation Programme provides business support to AgriTech innovators, start-ups and existing AgriTech enterprises. Business support is modelled around the existing successful enterprise programme at Royal Agricultural University in which candidates get a chance to participate in different stages of business establishment and growth. The 2 day workshops are specifically designed for: Individuals who are considering starting an AgriTech business Founders / Managers of very early stage AgriTech enterprises (< 6 months old) To find out more and apply now, click…

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July 2019

Supporting wireless innovation for agritech and rural connectivity – Ofcom

July 2 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Farm491 will be on the panel for Ofcom's "Supporting wireless innovation for agritech and rural connectivity" event on July 2nd in Cardiff. Register here for your ticket. "Would you like to find out how the latest wireless technology is helping the agricultural industry to improve productivity and reduce environmental impact? Look no further than Ofcom's free “Supporting wireless innovation” event on Tuesday 2 July. Ofcom manages access to spectrum in the UK and recently published details of how we can…

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The Rural List

July 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Tithe Barn

The Rural List provides a forum for personnel leaving the armed forces to research a second career in the land-based sector. It is convened monthly by Farm491 member and former army officer, Fiona Galbraith of Ruralink, and meets in The Tithe Barn on the RAU campus. On 11th July, the group will focus on AgriTech and innovation, including a short talk by another Farm491 member, Ian Bester of DiAgri. There will be several forces personnel there, many with great change…

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Breaking Down Barriers to Capital in the AgriTech sector – Closed Event

July 16 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Farm491 and Ashfords are hosting a roundtable discussion around breaking down barriers to capital in AgriTech, with a focus on moving beyond Series A to accelerate growth of the British AgriTech economy. Aimed at investors actively interested in the space, and including case studies of some fast growth AgritTech companies, the discussion will be a small, closed event to try and unlock more funding into the industry, exploring key questions such as: Is there currently enough funding within the UK…

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Agri-tech Cornwall Business Forum

July 17 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tredudwell Manor PL23 1NJ + Google Map

An opportunity for Cornwall's tech businesses to engage with others who are embracing the Agri-tech revolution. A series of short talks around Intellectual Property, Tax Breaks for RD&I as well as from businesses who have utilised Agri-tech to drive their business forward in the sector will make up the agenda for the day, and if weather permits there will be a demonstration of a new drone technology being trialed at Tredudwell. A light buffet lunch and a 'networking arena' will…

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August 2019

KTN Workshop @ Farm491

August 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

KTN's Agri-Tech Investment Showcase, supported by Farm491 and Rabobank, will take place on 14th October 2019 in London. As part of the programme, KTN applicants will be invited to attend a training workshop at Farm491 on the 15th August. The training session will be based on ‘Markets and Valuation”.

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