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A3 Scotland

Tue, April 26, 2022
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

What is the A3 Scotland event?

A3 Scotland 2022 is an inaugural not-for-profit conference for the Animal Health, Agritech and Aquaculture (AAA) sectors to encourage innovation, investment and collaboration.

Industry, investors, scientists and government officials from all over the world will gather in Edinburgh, Scotland's dynamic and stunning capital city, seeking strategic partnerships and to discover the latest in R&D.

The event offers a packed 2-day programme featuring influential and expert speakers across each of the sectors, with a variety of informative sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities.

The programme is enhanced further with optional pre and post conference tours showcasing some of the world-class research facilities and expertise located in Central and Highlands Scotland.

What is AAA?

The AAA sector is of key importance for Scotland and indeed Scotland is already a major contributor in the animal science sector globally.

The optimisation of animal health, promotion of sustainable food security and stimulation of economic growth, both locally and internationally, make a major contribution towards the ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions from UK agriculture by 2040, underlying the urgent need to work collaboratively to address the challenges of climate change.

EIT Food sponsors the event

EIT Food is an A3 Scotland sponsor and part of the organising committee for the event. We will deliver a session on sustainable aquaculture on day 2 of the conference.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event and discussing how aquaculture will be a key driver in addressing several of the UN SDG's by 2030. In particular, EIT Food offers innovation opportunities in the aquaculture sector and opens up collaboration in regions across Europe and beyond.

EIT Food's session will take place at 9.50am on 27th April 2022. The agenda will be as follows:

  • 09.50: Introduction to EIT Food from Director of EIT Food North West, Jayne Brookman
  • 09.55: Introduction to EIT Food's sustainable aquaculture focus area with Innovation Programme Manager Mercedes Groba
  • 10.00: EIT Food Breeze Project Presentation with Ian Armstrong of Pulcea and Rachel Brown of AquaPharma Group
  • 10.10: Partner Presentation with Birgir Örn Smárason of Matis
  • 10.20: Open Discussion with Sarah Riddle of SAIC to explore how aquaculture sustainability goes beyond the planet
  • 10.40: Final Comments

EIT Food Partners join A3 Scotland

Partners from across EIT Food's community will participate in the event. This includes:

  • Pulcea: use expertise in marine physics and medical devices to deliver technical innovation into the rapidly expanding aquaculture industry.
  • AquaPharma Group: develops and delivers disease prevention and water conditioning systems for a wide range of aquaculture segments.
  • Matis: food and biotech R&D company that participates in national and international R&D and innovation projects
  • Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC): work to increase the economic impact and reduce the environmental footprint of aquaculture.
  • Zoetis: develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis is a platinum sponsor at A3 Scotland.
  • Agri-EPI Centre: accelerate the research, development and adoption of precision agriculture and engineering technology.

Contact Communications and Engagement Officer Laura Elphick: laura.elphick@eitfood.eu for more information

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