The UK’s Family of Agri-Tech Centres

Driving greater efficiency, resilience and wealth across the agrifood sector

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

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    Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock

    A world-leader in sustainability, CIEL connects researchers, innovation SMEs and industry partners to improve the livestock food production supply chain. Join us!

    Crop Health and Protection (CHAP)

    CHAP’s vision is for the UK to be a global leader in the development of applied agri-technologies to help secure our future by nourishing a growing population sustainably while delivering economic, environmental and health benefits to society.

    Find out more about CHAP.

    Agricultural Engineering, Precision and Innovation (Agri-EPI)

    Agri-EPI’s vision is to support the development and growth of innovative solutions to help farmers and agri-food business become more sustainable and profitable through the application of novel technology.

    Find out more about Agri-EPI.


    A place to find, manage and monetise food and farming data. Agrimetrics amplifies data’s value by using the latest linked-data technologies to form connections, improve visability and speed-up access. By providing a marketplace of pre-linked and analysis-ready data, saving organisations time and money by cutting data projects from years to months and hours to days.

    Find out more about Agrimetrics.

    Dutch-UK collaboration will advance innovation for global sustainable farming

    The four UK Agri-Tech Centres – CHAP, CIEL, Agri-EPI and Agrimetrics – are progressing a sustainable farming partnership with world leading agricultural research and training organisation, Wageningen University & Research (WUR) in the Netherlands.

    The new partnership will seek to advance science and innovation to help meet the challenges of sustainable global food production, including the reduction of its environmental impact.

    Read more here…

    Dutch-UK collaboration
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