Food and Agri-Tech in the Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor
4th February 2019
Home to a world-leading cluster of innovative farmers, food producers, scientists and entrepreneurs, the Tech Corridor is already an agritech hotspot and provides the perfect place to build your business alongside experts in the field.
Technology has driven a 64 per cent increase in UK agricultural productivity since 1974, and now offers the opportunity to help farmers achieve increased and better-quality yields from their crops.
Based at Norwich Research Park, the John Innes Centre is home to some of the leading lights in plant science, and is working on projects including the multi-organisation Future Wheat initiative, which aims to develop new, resilient strains of wheat, one of the world’s most important crops. Elsewhere on the research park, the Sainsbury Laboratory looks at plant-microbe interactions, and as well as carrying out high-level scientific research is committed to delivering solutions that reduce crop losses to important diseases.
Opportunities for collaboration with industry are also abundant, with the likes of G’s Fresh, one of Europe’s biggest fresh produce companies, and Corteva Agriscience playing a big part in the region’s economy, while a vibrant community of SMEs are building applications using technology such as drones, sensors and robotics to help farmers make the most of their assets and meet the demands of a fast-growing population.
Get in touch with the Tech Corridor team to find out how we can help your agri-tech business grow and thrive.