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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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September 2019

Free September workshop – Research Engine & Agro Mavens

September 19 @ 9:00 am - September 20 @ 4:30 pm

Research Engine & Agro Mavens are collaborating with Farm491 to deliver a special Inspiring AgriTech Innovation workshop focused on insight-driven marketing. The 2 day workshops are specifically designed for AgriTech and Agri-food startups. The two days will cover: Refining your business model Customer segments and your value proposition Developing/improving an elevator pitch Marketing plans How to market AgriTech Market research - tips and tricks, researching without breaking the bank Creating an insight-driven comms plan To apply, click here. A member…

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Innovation & Diversification Wales

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd
Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY
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Farm491 will be hosting a stand at Innovation and Diversification Wales on the 26th September in Builth Wells. Sarah will also be speaking about why AgriTech is so important for food sustainabilty. More information on the event can be found here!

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Macmillan Coffee Morning @ The Alliston Centre

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Alliston Centre, Stroud Road
Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JR United Kingdom
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Farm491 and the Growth Hub will be hosting a joint Macmillan Coffee Morning on 27th September from 10am-12pm at The Alliston Centre. If you would like to donate a cake on the day please email verity.payne@rau.ac.uk. If baking isn’t your thing then never fear; we also need people to buy cake so please come along, eat cake and make a dough-nation! For anyone who needs a competitive element to focus the mind; we will be awarding a star baker prize…

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October 2019

Pitching Agri-Food Businesses – Rothamsted

October 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Farm491 will be running a 1 hour session at Rothamsted Enterprises, followed by Q&A and discussions exploring common pitfalls agri-food 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 company valuation. The talk will also explore key metrics used to communicate the DNA of a start-up from environmental and social impact to growing revenues.

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New Scientist Live – The Future of Farming

October 10 - October 13
London Excel

Farmers Weekly will be joining this year's New Scientist Live show to showcase the game-changing technology that is transforming the world of farming. They will be joined by 14 leading farming businesses to show you how fast-paced and high-tech the farming industry really is. Get ready to explore robotic milking, microchipped slugs and burping cows. Plus, climb aboard a state-of-the-art tractor, get up close with a combine harvester and much more! Sarah will be visiting the show on the 10th October so please get in touch if you…

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