Members

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.

Oxford Software Innovation

Oxford Software Innovation

We can take you from idea to creation. We develop both Android and IOS mobile apps and specialise in Bluetooth and Computer Visions apps.

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Agri Frontier

Agri Frontier

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.

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Weed Spotter

Weed Spotter

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. 

Severn Snacks

Severn Snacks

Jerky Snacks made with 100% game meat.

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Muddy Machines

Muddy Machines

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.

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BioFactory

BioFactory

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.

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Pentalib

Pentalib

Deliver robust technology and services that encourage ethologically sound management and training practices, resulting in healthy and happy horses and customers.

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Houndstooth Wireless

Houndstooth Wireless

Our mission is to provide accessible drone detection to all levels of security systems

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RAW Energy

RAW Energy

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

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Natural Apptitude

Natural Apptitude

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.

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Trogon

Trogon

Trogon deliver high speed, reliable internet connectivity in poor infrastructure or poor connectivity environments.

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Kilimo

Kilimo

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.

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AgriFood X

AgriFood X

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. 

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Agua DB

Agua DB

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.

CropNuts

CropNuts

Crop Nutrition Laboratory Services Ltd – CropNuts is Kenya’s leading ISO 17025 Accredited soil analysis & testing company. Supports farmers across Africa.

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CRM AgriCommodities

CRM AgriCommodities

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.

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CapChar

CapChar

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.

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NIAB TAG

NIAB TAG

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.

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Cirencester College

Cirencester College

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.

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Organic Research Centre

Organic Research Centre

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.

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Meadow Foods

Meadow Foods

Meadow Foods is the UK’s largest independent dairy and a leading supplier of milk and dairy ingredients to the food industry.

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Fotenix

Fotenix

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.

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LettUs Grow

LettUs Grow

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.

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Envopap

Envopap

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.

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Pre-O

Pre-O

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.

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XT Technologies

XT Technologies

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.

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Agxio

Agxio

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.

 

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RuraLink

RuraLink

RuraLink provide tailored career consultancy services to individuals, employers and education providers in the land-based sector.

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Rothamsted Agritech Business Centre

Rothamsted Agritech Business Centre

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.

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