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Driving Innovation in Scottish Agri-Food

24 May 2017

CENSIS will be exhibiting and speaking at this event organised by Agrimetrics, the world’s first Big Data Centre of Excellence for the agri-food industry.

Aimed at farmers, producers, processors and executives in the agri-food sector, as well as retailers, policy makers and intermediaries working directly with industry in Scotland, the event will showcase the latest developments in Scottish agri-food innovation. This is a chance to meet the new Agri-Tech centres, learn who the knowledge providers are and understand the support available for innovation.

Highlights of the day:

  • Presentations from:
    • Professor Louise Heathwaite, Chief Scientific Adviser for Rural Affairs and Environment (CSA RAE) to the Scottish Government
    • Former NFUS President Nigel Miller
    • Graham Young, Industry Development Director from Scotland Food and Drink
    • Graeme Cook, Director of the Centre for Knowledge Exchange and Impact
  • Hear case studies in the areas of Farms of the Future; Food Safety and Security; and Innovation, including
    • Use of wireless IoT networks to deliver value for precision agriculture
      • (CENSIS presentation on the LoRA IoT network)
    • 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


Royal Highland Centre
Edinburgh, Scotland EH28 8NB United Kingdom



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