The South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications 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.
09:15 Registration (Wilkinson Room)
09:45 Welcome to North Wyke; Professor Michael Lee, Head of Site North Wyke
10: 00 Impact Lab Concept, Robert Kathro & Khalid Mahmood, Envir. Futures & Big Data Impact Lab
10:20 Big Data Applications: Making big data analysis easy; Dr Alberto Arribas, Met Office
10:40 Agrimetrics Data Platform; Kathryn Berger, Agrimetrics Analytics Lab
11:00 Networking Break
11:30 Agritech Project; Dr Robin Jackson, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
11:40 North Wyke Farm Platform , Dr Paul Harris, Rothamsted
11:50 Startup Pitches/ Industry Challenge
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 Business support from Impact Lab/ Farm Platform tour (pre-book slots)/
1:1 Surgey with Impact Lab Innovation Managers / Business Mentors
1:1 Meetings with reseachers & interested companies to disuss projects
15:00-16:45 Shakeup workshop – South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applicatons
Catherine Armour, Paul Harris, Alex Huke, Khalid Mahmood
Rothamsted Research is the longest running agricultural station in the world and has a track record of 175 years of cutting-edge science and high-impact innovation. The sensors and predictive modelling capability at Rothamsted’s North Wyke “Farm Platform” (NWFP) makes it one of the most instrumented farms in the world assessing whole life cycle analysis of livestock grazing systems from an economic, animal husbandry and environmental perspective. This enables research teams to conduct experiments focused on addressing some of agriculture’s most pressing challenges, e.g. mitigating climate change, protecting natural resources and sustaining the rural economy in grassland dominated areas.
Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab is a partnership of seven Devon-based research organisations, working together to help local businesses for using complex data to create new products and services, particularly those that safeguard the environment for future generations.
The Impact team could help SMEs to develop ideas for using their own data stets or third party data, or from the rich datasets generated by Impact partners- University of Exeter, Rothamsted Research, Exeter City Futures, the Met Office, University of Plymouth, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Plymouth College of Art. This broad set of partners are able provide specialist support for a range of problems.
The package of support from Impact Lab partners include access to:
All services are provided free of charge (grants require match-funding) and are available to Devon-based SMEs involving big data or environmental science.