The Corridor is already home to several agri-tech start-ups as well as established research institutes, including John Innes Centre, The Institute for Food Research and the National Institute for Agricultural Botany (NIAB).
Scientists from Cambridge University are connecting cows to the internet, using special collars that monitor movement and help farmers detect when the animal is sick.
The Smartbell concept was developed during a Cambridge Venture Weekend organised by the Accelerate Cambridge start-up programme. Those behind the project estimate a 300 cow dairy herd could save as much as £40,000 by using the collars.
Meanwhile scientists at Norwich’s John Innes Centre have developed peas that will help animals absorb more protein from their diet – and reduce the need to import soya.
Claire Domoney and her team used non-GM methods to develop peas that will reduce farm feed costs while giving the same or higher nutritional benefit as standard peas.
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