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Jump Start AgriTech


Date: 10 July 2017

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Venue: Tremough Innovation Centre, Penryn Campus. TR10 9FE.

The farming sector faces exceptional challenges to meet the food requirement of a quickly growing global population. The increasing population demands quality products while climatic change makes it more difficult to farm using traditional farming tools and management practices.

Satellite technology provides straight forward solutions to improve quantity and quality of agricultural production while sustaining the environment. New satellite data (geo-location systems “GPS” and images of the earth surface), together with the Internet of Things (IoT) technology for monitoring the environment are now available. These technologies provide BigData solutions for sensing and monitoring productivity and traceability of the whole agricultural sector and tackle the challenges we are facing.

During this event we will bring together academics from the university, institutional organisations, farmers and farmers’ associations, IT and software developers to discuss the future of farming from different perspectives. We will also take the opportunity to discuss funding and collaboration opportunities for innovation in business.


9:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome. Stefano Casalegno,

Future farming technology.

10:00 The open Access Farm Platform Data Portal. Paul HARRIS, Rothamsted research.

10:15 Earth Observation Satellite data for agriculture. Mark JARMAN, Satellite Applications Catapult.

10:30 IoT in the farming –  product traceability sector. Vladimir STOILJKOVIC, Satellite Applications Catapult.

10:45 UAV mapping for AgriTech applications. Dr. Karen Anderson – Drone Lab University of Exeter

Coffee break

Case studies in Agritech

11:15 Modern dairy Industry. Steve CHAPMAN,SC Nutrition ltd.

11:30 The Farm Crap App. Sustainable agriculture and manure management. FoAM Kernow, Not for profit.

11:45 siti4FARMER: a Decision Support System for precision farming. Caterina SANTACHIARA, ABACO.

12:15 Satellite internet connectivity and the “connected farm project”. Andy WILLIAMS AVANTI



Innovative Cornwall – grant opportunities

13:45 AgriTech Cornwall. Alex HUKE,University of Exeter.

14:00 SWCoE Opportunities. Cathrine Armour, Director of the SWCoE.

Networking – Facilitated Workshop

15:00 Facilitated Workshop

15:30 Closing remarks. Stefano CASALEGNO.



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The South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications is based in Cornwall with the University of Exeter as the lead delivery partner.
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