A Catalyst for Change
The 4 UK Centres of Agricultural Innovation are a unique collaboration between Government, academia and industry to drive greater efficiency, resilience and wealth across the agrifood sector. The support of the UK’s strategic innovation agency (Innovate UK) is enabling the Centres to harness leading UK research and expertise as well as build new infrastructures and innovation.
The Centres are essential catalysts for change. They are a gateway for businesses seeking access to the very best science, expertise and technologies – stimulating new research, technology and solutions for the agrifood sector. Each has its own unique focus, building capabilities that can lead the world in delivering sustainable food and farming solutions.
Four Centres One Vision
The UK Agri-Tech Centres were originally funded as part of the Agri-Tech Strategy that was launched in 2013 as part of a £150 million commitment to UK Agriculture by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Our remit is to:
- join up existing excellence and invest in new innovative resources and research that don’t exist elsewhere
- address challenges that no one part of the sector can address alone
- open up opportunities for transformational change
- position the UK as a global leader in sustainable food production.
Find out more about the vision, aims and impacts of the Agri-Tech Centres at www.agritechcentres.com.