Agri-Tech

From microbials to nanosatellites: Meet the 17 start-ups driving the agri-tech revolution

From microbials to nanosatellites: Meet the 17 start-ups driving the agri-tech revolution

The inventors behind 17 agri-tech solutions will present their ground-breaking technologies at this year’s virtual World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. The...

September 6, 2021

World Agri-Tech Summit announces start-up innovation challenge

World Agri-Tech Summit announces start-up innovation challenge

Entries are now open for the World Agri-Tech challenge for start-ups with innovative solutions to support sustainable agriculture. The World...

July 24, 2021

Farm automation ‘hackathon’ to generate ideas to make farm robotics safer

Farm automation ‘hackathon’ to generate ideas to make farm robotics safer

While the advancement of autonomous farm vehicles offers new economic and environmental benefits, their future growth also presents the new...

July 23, 2021

Ag-tech experts and growers to create prototype robotic lettuce harvester

Ag-tech experts and growers to create prototype robotic lettuce harvester

Work is underway in the UK to develop a robotic solution to horticultural labour shortages to help secure the harvest...

July 22, 2021

Herdwatch and UCD team up for agri-tech business training

Herdwatch and UCD team up for agri-tech business training

Farm management solutions business Herdwatch has partnered with University College Dublin (UCD) to launch a new ‘accelerator programme’ that will...

July 16, 2021

NI agri-food to take a leaf from the aerospace industry

NI agri-food to take a leaf from the aerospace industry

Northern Ireland’s agri-food industry is to take a leaf from the aerospace industry’s book, in harnessing robots within production lines....

July 1, 2021

Agri-tech earmarked as pillar of NI’s post-pandemic ’10X Economy’ plan

Agri-tech earmarked as pillar of NI’s post-pandemic ’10X Economy’ plan

Agri-technology has been picked out as one of five pillars central to a new strategy to ’10X’ Northern Ireland’s economy....

June 2, 2021

Survey report: 80% of farmers use some form of ‘agtech’

Survey report: 80% of farmers use some form of ‘agtech’

80% of farmers who took part in a recent survey use some form of agricultural technology (“agtech”), ranging from pasture/herd...

June 1, 2021

Nine new CAFRE Dairy Technology Demonstration Farms appointed

Nine new CAFRE Dairy Technology Demonstration Farms appointed

Nine commercial Northern Ireland dairy farms have been selected to showcase how technology could solve common farm problems and boost...

May 18, 2021

Innovation Strategy sets out plan for getting ag-tech on to NI farms

Innovation Strategy sets out plan for getting ag-tech on to NI farms

Big data, artificial intelligence and the transformative bio-economy are set to be prioritised for government support for Northern Ireland agriculture....

April 28, 2021

Agri-tech start-up which gives machinery the ‘power of sight’ clinches £75,000 prize fund

Agri-tech start-up which gives machinery the ‘power of sight’ clinches £75,000 prize fund

An early-stage agri-tech business that hopes to make farms safer by giving machinery the “power of sight”, has clinched a...

April 13, 2021

Lemken reports turnover of €365 million in 2020

Lemken reports turnover of €365 million in 2020

Agricultural implement manufacturer Lemken has said its sales have remained steady over the last year, despite the challenges of the...

March 18, 2021

New £12 million fund aims to boost investment in UK agriculture

New £12 million fund aims to boost investment in UK agriculture

A new £12 million research and innovation fund has been launched across the UK aiming to boost investment in the...

February 24, 2021

Walkers crisps to convert waste potato peel into low-carbon fertiliser for growers

Walkers crisps to convert waste potato peel into low-carbon fertiliser for growers

UK crisp firm Walkers has joined forces with a clean-tech firm to create low-carbon fertiliser from its waste potato peelings...

December 8, 2020

New agri-tech challenge offers £5,000 cash prize

New agri-tech challenge offers £5,000 cash prize

A new agri-tech competition, the Digging for Innovation Challenge, has been launched with a £5,000 cash prize. The competition hopes to...

October 22, 2020

Subsidised third-level courses on offer for people working in ag industry

Subsidised third-level courses on offer for people working in ag industry

The Institute of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee) is offering subsidised third-level courses for people already working in the agricultural industry....

August 20, 2020

NI real-time pig software shortlisted for a digital transformation award

NI real-time pig software shortlisted for a digital transformation award

Innovative software designed in Northern Ireland to drive efficiency in the local pig industry has been shortlisted for a prestigious...

June 29, 2020

Meet Northern Ireland’s 4 new Technology Demonstration Farms

Meet Northern Ireland’s 4 new Technology Demonstration Farms

The first four farms have been picked to form a new network of Technology Demonstration Farms across Northern Ireland aimed...

June 4, 2020