NIAB is a pioneering plant science organisation based at the heart of the Cambridge science, technology and university communities and a thriving UK agricultural industry.
Since inception, Farm491 has steadily increased its membership inline with offering increased capacity and resources. Some of those members have quickly grown to the point they no-longer need ongoing support.
NIAB is a pioneering plant science organisation based at the heart of the Cambridge science, technology and university communities and a thriving UK agricultural industry.
Pelican Founders supports founders who pair positive social and environmental impact with profit. We believe the current investment model needs mending, and founders need more sympathetic and patient capital. We help find funding and expertise; to grow both the business and the environmental and social impact.
Project to create an aquaponic farm in East London rearing Bangladeshi fish and growing Bangladeshi vegetables. Our purpose is to provide a sustainable and fresher supply of food for consumption by the large Bangladeshi community in East London in particular. I also plan to create a restaurant serving traditional Bangladeshis dishes with many of the ingredients grown under the same roof.
Certified soil carbon offset and capture from Uk farms. A metric to measure and validate regenerative practices. On the journey to net zero agriculture.
Deliver robust technology and services that encourage ethologically sound management and training practices, resulting in healthy and happy horses and customers.
An easy-to-use, collaborative, online mapping platform to help you and your team design and manage land-based projects.
Coreo, is a no-code app building and data management platform. Ideal for use in the agri-ecological sectors, Coreo allows you to create your own data collection apps in minutes.
Supporting Veterans, Emergency Service Personnel and their families to resettle after suffering trauma by providing a therapeutic programme of rural and craft skills.
OptiYield® breaks the marketable yield ceiling by delivering both top- and bottom-line revenue increases for farmers and growers. Our goal is to combine soil, crop and computer science with best grower practice in order to achieve appreciable gains in crop yield, saleability and nutritional quality, whilst also diminishing grower risk.
A business focusing on the aquaculture of seaweed to produce a sustainable cattle feed to reduce methane production in cattle significantly.
Established in the heart of the Cotswolds, CopperNose Ltd is the creation of two brothers, Liam and Daniel. Having grown up with American beef jerky, CopperNose was inspired to set a new standard in craft jerky. Using only 100% grass fed, ethically sourced British silverside beef, CopperNose is able to track and trace each order back to the farm.
Micro herb grow boxes direct to your door. Silly Green boxes grow in the kitchen making food growing productive and complimentary to your cooking.
Cell Ag Ltd was founded in early 2016 as the first UK startup in the cell-based meat space.
The Great British Larder provide a marketplace to find and buy locally produced artisan food and drink products, and create a support framework for producers to help the British food sector and local communities work together.
Bath-based start-up providing innovative waste to energy solutions. We deliver affordable contained-based micro-scale AD solutions for smaller farms, that process cow slurries into upgraded bio-fertilisers and on-site power.
Jerky Snacks made with 100% game meat.
Leafe: The Compliance & Management Hub for Food Businesses – Food industry professionals can take hygiene records, inventory and more on their phones – paperless and over 65% faster.
Cirencester College is an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ college in a rural setting on the outskirts of Cirencester, Gloucestershire. One of only three designated specialist Sixth Form Colleges in the South West, Cirencester College is one of the top ranking Sixth Form Colleges in the country.
Founded in the UK with operations in Brazil, Russia & Ukraine, they enable farmers and agronomists to gain a detailed understanding of their crop at a high resolution in a very short space of time. Hummingbird Technologies have a range of crop management tools, which can provide detailed insight into how crops are growing to allow more informed input decisions on crop health.
Freedom Row seeks to identify the most vulnerable parties in modern food supply chains and reinforce them with the rights they deserve. Powered by Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things, we provide a real time enhanced due diligence platform for modern slavery identification in supply chains.
Co-founded by Professor Bruce Grieve, Director of e-Agri Sensors Centre at the University, and Dr Charles Veys, the company offers a new online crop analysis tool, that aims to help improve yield quality and shelf life significantly.
Seagreens is the UK’s leading producer of seaweed for human consumption with harvesting and production operations in the British Isles and Nordic region. It began in Norway in 1997, focussing on the nutritional value of seaweed in population health concerns. It has markets in the Commonwealth, the United States and Europe.
With decades of experience of designing best in class ion exchange processes for the removal of nitrate and other contaminants from ground water and over 100 years operational experience with commercial plants in both the UK and US, Agua DB was born to develop a ground breaking new nitrate treatment process. With Agua DB technology, a plant can now produce low chloride potassium sulphate and potassium nitrate products for local re-use in smart (variable rate fertilisation) irrigation equipment. This turns the problem of nitrate pollution into a sustainable solution.
Innovating to help protect and enhance crop yields, helping farmers to grow sustainably
R&D into engineering solutions for the CEA/Vertical farming industries
Vidacycle have created simple systems so you can use your smartphone, paired with electronic tags, to quickly and easily monitor your soils, fruits, vines and more on your farm.
KSUK specialises in the energy and environmental sectors using a strong electronics and engineering background to develop innovative solutions and technologies to reduce the human footprint while enhancing lifestyle and well-being.
Muddy Machines help farm’s overcome increasingly severe labour shortages by building robots that automate labour-intensive fieldwork. Initially, we are focused on developing selective harvesters with yield prediction.
Petiole is a mobile solution in precision agriculture. It measures individual leaf surface area and total plant leaf area in a tap.
AgriFoodX is a start-up micro-business with a focus on exploitation and valorisation of agri-food by-products (‘Wealth from Waste’). Our mission is to support innovation in the food supply chain within the context of a circular bioeconomy, translating research into commercial products and services.
Natural Apptitude produces data collection software for the agricultural and ecological sectors. We specialise in location data and citizen science projects, such as the Big Butterfly Count.
The company is run by a passionate and driven team with expertise in composting, humus and biochar. Our vision is to make products in a sustainable way that make a positive difference to gardening and horticulture. Making soil the best it can be.
We are a sustainable materials company revolutionizing & disrupting the packaging industry with innovative solutions utilizing agricultural waste. We believe in giving agricultural waste a second life and our vision has always been to inspire a world where no packaging harms the environment.
Agrinav is an intelligently designed variable rate fertiliser spreader. Using satellite analysis the system is able to generate a file for your field. Agrinav has been progressed as part of the Diatomic project.
Pre-O are a certification label that allows farmers that are making the transition to organic agriculture to market their produce with respect to the fact that harmful cultivation methods are no-longer used, and that the produce reflects a ‘pre-organic’ state. This is beneficial to the consumer unable to afford high-end organic produce, and beneficial to the farmer who is in the ‘organic-transition’ period yet suffering from non-organic prices. Until now, no outright ‘pre-organic’ offering has existed in the food market. Pre-O are making that change.
Dojit was created to ensure everyone gets the most out of the games they play. dojit does this by providing tools and services which increase player experience and satisfaction. These tools can be applied to tablet, mobile, console and online gaming platforms via plugins developed and provided by dojit.
Soiltech was founded in 2017 in collaboration with farmers to develop technology that can help optimize crop production from soil to storage. Unique to the industry, Soiltech developed a ruggedized wireless sensor that, in addition to providing in-ground data, goes beyond the field and travels with the crop all the way to storage.
Meadow Foods is the UK’s largest independent dairy and a leading supplier of milk and dairy ingredients to the food industry.
Beosense’s technology has been developed in the Bristol QTEC Incubator, and is based on a lab-on-a-chip technology which was developed for human use and is now being applied to livestock.
The leading global B2B online physical commodities trading platform that is economical, efficient and secure.
Wiilder has a mission to “Green the North” through living walls and green roofs.
Fieldtalk’s uniquely placed services can help you overcome the challenges your rural business faces, the environment you have to work in, and provide the right communications tools to run your business.
Phytoform Labs Phytoform Labs helps the horticulture industry by providing innovative breeding solutions to plant breeders and producers.
Agri Frontier Limited (“Agri Frontier”) are an Agri Investment and Advisory firm that specialises in helping to create world class farming and integrated agri businesses across the value chain, with a focus on frontier markets. Typical clients range from family owned to corporate farming businesses in Africa, International businesses with a desire to expand their operations to Africa, as well as Impact, Developmental and Private Equity investors.
Our ‘Connected Yard’ software helps horse owners and livery yard owners to provide an early warning of issues with their horses to avoid injuries and vet call-outs whilst also saving them time. Our technology analyses live video feeds of horses in stables and fields and uses Artificial Intelligence to proactively identify issues and send an alert with the video attached.
Organic Arable is an independent farmer-controlled business specialising in marketing organic grains and pulses.
Faire have patents globally granted in the area of animal monitoring systems and methods. Faire innovation group is a sensor engineering, manufacturing and software company delivering solutions across the industrial, medical and agri-sectors. Based in Bristol, the team have developed a proprietary platform with application and data service potential across the dairy, livestock, equine and companion animal sectors.
RuraLink provide tailored career consultancy services to individuals, employers and education providers in the land-based sector.
Weedingtech provides a greener, cleaner and safer way for communities to maintain their outside spaces. Foamstream offers organisations a herbicide-free approach to controlling unwanted vegetation, as well as sanitisation and cleaning solutions.
Stable helps Dairy, Livestock and Arable farmers insure themselves from volatile commodity prices. To make it simple, quick and affordable for everyone, it’s all based on public indexes from Government organisations like the AHDB and DEFRA.
As a Farm491 member, Mike is looking to work with other member companies on equity fundraising (Mike has worked with PE funded companies and has track record in preparing pitches, preparing companies for due diligence and managing investment deals), grant applications (£500k raised in the last 12 months from Innovate UK) and improving sales and marketing performance.
The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association brings together British farmers committed to producing high quality food in a more natural way
We think insects are the future for feeding the world’s population. Tasty, nutritious and packed full of protein these little critters can add a nutty, nutritious boost to your baking. We produce a cricket blended flour using organic flour from our local millers and adding a fine-milled cricket powder.
We can take you from idea to creation. We develop both Android and IOS mobile apps and specialise in Bluetooth and Computer Visions apps.
Applied Inspiration is a global facing advisory firm providing capability development to people, teams and institutions in the education sector and those who see education as empowerment.
Kilimo IoT builds Smart Sensors & an Application Platform with affordability in mind to enable a lower cost of entry into Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). Our aim is to help reduce the impact of environmental conditions on agriculture and reduce the impact of agriculture on our environment by using technology to make agriculture sustainable.
Breedr is the world’s first app for livestock farmers that uses shared data to optimise yield, quality and profitability.
Through our research and knowledge exchange work we are influencing farm practice and driving change within organic and non-organic farming businesses. ORC wants to mitigate climate change, improve food security and increase sustainability.
We are working on behalf of the whole UK food industry and all consumers to develop and implement a means to secure provenance honesty and transparency.
Altered Carbon is a digital vapour detection company that has patented a sensor capable of detecting complex mixtures of compounds, such as an infection or contamination. Machine learning enables one of our arrays to detect multiple different target scents. They are manufactured using low-cost methods and run on almost zero power.
We’ve built a platform that will help food producers justify the value of their produce and sell direct to the public in a new way, by sharing updates about the production process.
A full stack Agri Ecosystem platform, driven by Real-time data & AI, orchestrating all the actors in agri value chain in order to bring inclusive growth. The focus is on optimizing returns and creating value for every player in the value chain by leveraging technology and agri expertise.
IceRobotics are committed to improving the health and welfare of livestock globally, through our advanced wearable technology. Our innovative monitoring sensors use an advanced accelerometer that measures orientation and acceleration across three axes, multiple times per second. Each animal’s movement is recorded constantly, and our intelligent algorithms analyse the data collected, providing accurate alerts and information on fertility, lying time, lameness and mobility.
UNDP works to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities through the sustainable development of nations, in more than 170 countries and territories
We create alternative animal feeds to reduce dependency on fishmeal, soybean, corn & wheat products. That means less water consumption, less deforestation, more bio-diversity & less agri-chemical use globally.
Trogon deliver high speed, reliable internet connectivity in poor infrastructure or poor connectivity environments.
Ekogea’s BioComplex additive is a unique marine algae derived biological/ growth performance additive. BioComplex improves microbial activity in a range of farming/ industrial processes by speeding up natural biology – particularly as an animal feed supplement, in crops, waste water and biogas (winning ADBA’s World Best Biogas Plant award).
Agxio is a data science and machine learning company that specialises in the agricultural, biotech and life sciences industries. Founded in 2018 by a world-class team of award-winning technologists, scientists, entrepreneurs and practitioners. Over 25 years of experience building global technology solutions in highly complex and regulated industries. Agxio has developed a platform architecture that combines data science, artificial intelligence and low code solutions to address complex issues in the agricultural industry.
Glas Data have designed FarmHand, an open cloud-based ecosystem designed to unify agricultural data.
Hiom Advisory is a boutique advisory and consultancy firm working predominantly in the commodity, food , agriculture and energy sectors. With a head office in the UK and working with associate offices in other geographies, including Asia, The Middle East and Africa, we have a deep understanding of our markets and work with clients based across the globe.
Square Mile Farms is developing the concept of an urban farm network to offer ultra-fresh, delicious and nutritious produce directly to customers. We’re doing this by developing technology and platform that enable us to rapidly install controlled environment farms in multiple locations in the heart of the city, within a square mile of our customers. We are on a mission to make food production sustainable, nutritious and local again, empowering local communities in the process
A revolutionary new patented machine for harvesting agricultural hedges to produce valuable Biomass.
James has joined Farm491 as an advisor member and is keen to work with member companies on commercial and business strategy, as well as general management advice and mentoring; he is passionate about people and enabling them to exceed their own expectations.
We believe it is possible to build a sustainable food system that avoids the exploitation of animals and the use of chemical additives in our food by using sustainably sourced plants and reducing the impact on the environment.
Farmacy plc was formed in 1999 and successfully provides independent agronomy, environmental, precision and nutritional services to UK growers. They deliver these services on over 300,000 hectares mainly in the East Midlands, East Anglia and Cotswolds through over 60 dedicated Farmacists.
CapChar is a local circular greenhouse gas removal solution providing benefits to the climate, soil and our waterways. Our technology turns low-grade wood chip into biochar, which is then sequestered in soil and in time will be offered to the market as carbon removal certificates.
We are building a scaled Regenerative Agriculture Enterprise in the UK by acquiring farms and transforming them to best-in-class regenerative practice using internationally-proven approaches. This is about growing affordable, nutrient-dense food and high-quality fibre at scale on regenerating soils. The result is farming which is more profitable, re-vitalises rural economies, captures carbon, enhances water cycles, improves both farmer wellbeing and the quality of food.
CRM Agri is a leading independent provider of grain trading information and strategies. We help agribusinesses manage price risk and secure strong financial performance in an increasingly volatile market.
SteelRock Technologies provides unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and counter-UAV products.
Rothamsted Agritech Business Centre comprises the Daniel Hall Incubation Centre, The Lawes Open Innovation Hub and The Russell Building, offering office and laboratory space and business support services to businesses of all shapes and sizes.
Our GrowBoxes are a highly engineered modular and mobile production environment, in a shipping container, custom built for a wide variety of crops and business models. We work closely with our customers to design the optimal mobile environment for individual growing needs.
Digital cattle and sheep tags to track animal location, movement and behaviour in near realtime across extensive farming conditions with auto alerts
RAW Energy is a specialist company that owns, consults on and develops renewable energy assets in the UK and abroad helping to meet national energy demands and assisting in the transition to a fossil free energy network
Farm-r is an online marketplace that allows you to rent out contractor services or find the best local services, rent-in or rent-out under-utilised farm machinery and rent out your labour services.
BioCarbon Engineering provide integrated analytics and planting solutions for large-scale ecosystem restoration projects. By capturing and analysing data on ecosystems they are better able to monitor them over time and make decisions about how to manage planting and maintenance activities.
Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd – CropNuts is Kenya’s leading ISO 17025 Accredited soil analysis & testing company. Supports farmers across Africa.
RegenFARM is a farm design tool based on proven regenerative agriculture methods. RegenFARM will enable farmers and farmland investors to determine the most productive and profitable way to use their natural assets anywhere in the world, making them resilient to the impacts of climate change, and a participant in the developing circular economy.
FLOX is a smart farm management system using cameras, sensors and advanced machine-vision to enable poultry farmers to operate more efficiently, maximise profits and make data-driven decisions.
Farm Hand works with local organisations, as a technology partner, to provide simple internet-of-things enabled products and services to the farmer. We aim to leverage mobile phone proliferation as well as the existing relationship between farmer aggregators and farmers. We ensure to keep farmers at the centre of the process and utilise their input for continual product improvement.
The Learning Link Multi Academy Trust (LLMAT) was formed in November 2017 with the clear mission of becoming leaders in shaping the future for our Children’s education.
Water resources and information technology solutions. With Water Consulting helps organisations successfully formulate and deliver their water projects or analyse and develop water strategies and policies.
AgCap specialises in the provision of investment and transactional support across the food and agribusiness sectors.
Our mission is to provide accessible drone detection to all levels of security systems
Geo-4D is an independent geoconsultancy based in Oxfordshire, UK, specialising in advanced remote sensing, data integration and 3D data services. Our core staff experience combined with a hand-picked suite of the best software available enables efficient and effective workflows, delivering accurate, cost effective and flexible solutions.
Our focus is to provide sustainable digital farming techniques to support farmers increase efficiency and decrease waste.
LettUs Grow are a Bristol-based start-up designing irrigation and control technology for vertical farms. The roots of crops are suspended in a dense nutritious mist which delivers consistently high yields for vertical farms.
Art psychotherapy, counselling and well-being training for students and staff in schools.
Green Future Biofuel prepares all with the idea that taking the first step into the pool of renewable energy. Our company as a whole is our generic forefront for how we believe we should provide our services to the rest of the world. We are the next step.
Weed Spotter is a software-based fully-automated solution which is compatible with low-cost consumer-level drones for spotting weeds with no technical/professional knowledge required.
We provide agricultural business intelligence and analytics to growers by supporting in their decision-making processes. Our technology collects data from farm systems to create customised solutions and real-time monitoring to increase overall farm productivity.
Plusfarm Kenya is an Agritech startup based in Eldoret, Kenya. Run by a group of young technology enthusiasts, the company is fast growing. Their products range from farm management softwares to portable cold boxes targeted to smallholder farmers in rural Africa, the goal being to bring the African agriculture sector to par with the rest of the world through technology and user-centric business models. The company embraces technology transfers and partnerships with like-minded individuals and entities.
Bergs Timber produces and sells sawn and processed timber products with the emphasis on adaptation to customer needs.
Queensbridge Associates is a venture advisory firm and technology company incubator with a focus on business solutions to social and environmental challenges. Modern Victory Gardens is a project by Queensbridge in response to the threat of climate change and global water stress. The venture will repurpose urban shopping centres into local hydroponic farms, leveraging ambient heat, light and thermal mass to cost-effectively produce secure, sustainable food as well as local jobs.
It’s time for us, the consumers, to create the products we want; Tasty, healthy and responsible.
The Consumer Brand allows us to collectively realize the specifications of a product, to have it manufactured as we wish and to have it marketed at the right price.
Here at The Innovation Beehive we seek to release the creative potential of people at work, through innovative consulting projects and cutting-edge innovation training. We see people as the beating heart of the Innovation Ecosystem in your organisation, and all of our solutions are geared towards enabling people to deliver on the promise of their creativity
Based in the Royal Forest of Dean, United Kingdom – It is our mission here at MJECT & Co. to raise public awareness and self-sufficiency, as well as support and improve the quality of corporate responsibility through sustainable alternatives, natural resources & ecological investments.
We are here to accelerate your ideas to market. Our team on experienced engineers encompass the complete development lifecycle from initial design through to prototyping, testing and manufacturing.
Naq Cyber is the number one platform for SMEs looking to become legally compliant and protect against cybercrime and other data-related incidents.
The MagGrow system is a patented, proprietary technology for droplet formation that yields superior spray drift-reduction and spray coverage performance.
We find and create practical, accessible solutions to address the issues raised by the quest to be ever more sustainable in the modern world. Living a low impact lifestyle and pushing to become climate positive is something we are all passionate about. We are aiming to produce a blueprint that other burgeoning communities can follow and evolve.
Overstory specialises in architecture, design, and delivery of information systems.