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Agri-EPI Centre is one of the four Agri-Tech Centres supported by Innovate UK (similar to Agri-metrics). We have been established as the go-to enabler, working with various agri-food and drink businesses, scientists and engineers to turn ideas into new innovative solutions and services that will generate economic growth and address sustainable productivity of food.

We have access to our own asset portfolio (ranging from pre and post harvest assets, laboratory equipment, drones, dairy and pig units); access to commercial farms (test facilities for new tech developments); innovation units for start up businesses (offices, conference facilities and engineering space) and international SmartFarms (New Zealand, China and Paraguay). In addition to this we support technology business by developing supply chain connections and assisting with connections to academia. We have a membership spanning all areas of our stakeholder groups including academia, supply chain (farmers, processers, retailers) and technology providers (space, software and hardware). We have over 120 members.

Profile: Agri-EPI The centre for Engineering Precision Innovation in farming, aiming to revolutionise farming & food systems through precision technology

We are a partner of choice for agri-tech developers (from start-ups through to established companies). We have delivered over 100 commercial & 45 collaborative R&D agri-tech projects.

We help develop profitable and productive solutions to empower more sustainable farms.

Competences & Capabilities

  • A farm platform providing testing, validation & engagement in real scenarios with farmers
  • Innovation hubs, testing facilities and workshop space
  • A catalogue of technical equipment to assist in validation, research & development such as Robortiks v4
  • Industry insight, technical knowledge
  • Project proposal, management & delivery
  • Extensive industry network
  • Business Support (Life Cycle Analysis, Investment, Bid Writing)
  • International links and development
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