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UK Agri-Tech Centres of Agricultural Innovation unveil shared vision online
The UK’s four Agri-Tech Centres have come together as one voice to showcase their commitment to positioning the UK sector as a global leader in sustainable food production.
A new website launched last month at the Agri-Tech Centres ‘capability showcase’ event organised by InnovateUK at Newport, Shropshire, summarises the vision, aims and achievements of the four Centres. In line with the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy to Create a Better Britain, the four Centres are positioned to provide the expertise, infrastructure and commitment to deliver innovation and new growth for the UK agrifood sector.
Each Centre has its own unique focus and purpose:
CHAP is fundamentally changing the way plant disease and pest threats are managed;
CIEL is driving new industry-led research to deliver sustainable animal production;
Agri-EPI Centre is accelerating the uptake of precision engineering solutions;
Agrimetrics is harnessing data to identify new agrifood solutions outside the scope of traditional thinking.
“It’s important that each Centre focusses on their specific objectives, but also, that they work together to address some of our most pressing food challenges that no one Centre can address alone,” says Innovate UK’s Calum Murray.
This new website provides new and existing audiences alike with an inspiring and compelling summary of why the Agri-Tech Centres are so important to UK food and farming – and what each Centre sets out to deliver.