Driving Innovation in Scottish Agri-Food

24 May 2017

Edinburgh & Lothians

Venue: Royal Highland Centre, Highland Hall, Ingliston, Edinburgh

Time: 09:30 to 15:30



Agrimetrics invites you to “Driving Innovation in Scottish Agri-Food” on 24th May 2017, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Highland Hall, Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, EH28 8NB.

Innovation is the Foundation of Future Farming (Nigel Miller)

Come along to hear the latest developments in Scottish agri-food innovation, meet the new Agri-Tech centres, learn who the knowledge providers are and understand what support there is for innovation.

  • Professor Louise Heathwaite PhD, FRSB, FRSE, Chief Scientific Adviser for Rural Affairs and Environment (CSA RAE) to the Scottish Government will open the day, followed by former NFUS President Nigel Miller and Graham Young, Industry Development Director from Scotland Food and Drink who will highlight the issues affecting the sector. Graeme Cook, Director of the Centre for Knowledge Exchange and Impact will discuss the benefits of collaboration.
  • The four new Agri-Tech Centres of Innovation in Agriculture will be introduced and case studies on Productivity in the Farms of the Future; Food Safety and Security; and Innovation in the Agri-Food sector will be presented by:



  • Case studies include: software implementation of a potato yield model; the use of wireless IoT networks to deliver value for precision agriculture; creating an international barley hub; dynamic models to enhance disease control in aquaculture; precision livestock farming; satellite data for grassland agriculture; the development of industrial biotechnology in Scotland; waste valorisation and product innovation for growth amongst others.

For the full programme, please visit: www.agrimetrics.co.uk

Network and visit the stands at the exhibition area to learn what support is on offer. Refreshments are provided.

Eligibility: This event is aimed at farmers, producers, processors and executives in the agri-food sector, retailers, policy makers and intermediaries working directly with industry in Scotland. For more information please contact: events@agrimetrics.co.uk