Big Opportunities for Big Data in Food, Agriculture and Environment



North Wyke
EX20 2SB


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16/05/2018 - 9:15 am


16/05/2018 - 6:00 pm

The South West Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence would like to invite you to attend this workshop focused on opportunities for big data in food, agriculture and the environment. The workshop is being run with Rothamsted Research, the longest running agricultural station in the world.

Who should attend?

SMEs interested in developing collaborative projects in applying big data applications for improving food production and environment futures. Devon-based businesses could take advantage of the funding available to improve their products and services through the Impact Lab-ERDF Funding and other funding opportunities. Large companies interested in working with SMEs are also encouraged to attend. This may include hardware and software companies, machine learning, imaging, visual, analytics, input supply companies, seed, fertiliser, pesticides, food processing and retailers, water & environment consultancy firms, etc.

Draft Agenda

09:15 – 09:45 Registration

09:45 Р10:00 Welcome to North Wyke; Professor Michael Lee, Head of Site North Wyke

10: 00 – 10:20 Impact Lab Concept, Robert Kathro & Khalid Mahmood, Envir. Futures & Big Data Impact Lab

10:20 – 10:40 Big Data Applications: Making big data analysis easy; Dr Alberto Arribas, Met Office

10:40 Р11:00 Agrimetrics Data Platform; Kathryn Berger, Agrimetrics Analytics Lab

11:00 – 11:30 Networking Break

11:30 – 11:40 Agritech Project; Dr Robin Jackson, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

11:40 – 11:50 North Wyke Farm Platform, Dr Paul Harris, Rothamsted

11:50 – 13:00 Startup Pitches/ Industry Challange

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 17:00 Business support from Impact Lab/ Farm Platform tour (pre-book slots)/

1:1 Surgery with Impact Lab Innovation Managers / Business Mentors

1:1 Meetings with researchers & interested companies to discuss projects

15:00-16:45 Shakeup workshop – South West Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence

Catherine Armour, Paul Harris, Alex Huke, Khalid Mahmood

17:00 Close


If you’re interested in attending, please visit the event page by clicking here.

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