agriculture & food

Meet the Industrial Strategy Challenge Director - Transforming Food Production

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  What Industrial Strategy Challenge are we leading? Andy and I are the interim co-Directors for Transforming Food Production, which seeks to deliver a step change in the way we ensure the sustainable supply of food.  We are facing a major …

The opportunity for innovative space applications

Satellite in space orbiting the Earth

The world’s most valuable resource The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data This recent observation by The Economist, has made me wonder if we, as a nation, are making sufficient use of all sources of data. …

Business opportunities in the China's agri-tech sector

Hydroponics infrastructure for precision farming, China

The Internet of Pigs is a good mix of high-tech platform and Chinese humour, but its creators at Beijing-based company Nongxin claim it is the solution to the country’s food security challenges. Home to one of the world’s largest populations, …

Discovering the innovation landscape in the East of England

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I am Innovate UK’s Regional manager for the East of England. That means I work with stakeholders, particularly the Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), to align our respective strategies for innovation and to understand and highlight the innovation strengths of the …