Agritech

Cornwall is pioneering new technologies


and creating a world class Agritech sector

By 2050 the world must feed 9 billion people. To meet this demand, we need to make changes to the way food is produced whilst ensuring the environment is protected for generations to come. Agritech is responsible for addressing these challenges and shaping the future of agriculture.

Cornwall is demonstrating why the UK is regarded as a Global Centre of Excellence for Agritech Research, Development, and Innovation. Agriculture is in the DNA of the region.  For generations, innovative farmers and producers have capitalised on the regions climate and natural assets, resulting in particularly strong Dairy, Grassland and Speciality Cropping sectors. The region’s Superfast Broadband connectivity provides unrivalled internet connectivity, making the region one of the best rurally connection regions in the world.

Cornwall is pioneering new technologies with the help of internationally recognised research and development institutions; Rothamsted Research, Plymouth University and the University of Exeter. These, bolstered by Duchy College – a leading educational facility, provide the perfect balance of research, education and expertise to grow or launch a successful agriculture technology business from Cornwall. This offer is further enhanced by the South West Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence, based at the iconic Goonhilly Earth Station, capitalising on the region’s expertise in Satellite Applications, driving innovation and research into Agritech.

To talk about growing your business by expanding into Cornwall and taking advantage of our strong Agritech roots, get in touch.

Water Powered Technologies


Cornwall has always been a key agricultural hub of the UK, but a recent boom in Agritech research and innovation has seen the region become a hotspot for the development of game-changing new technologies. Phil Selwyn, owner of Bude-based Water Powered Technologies, stands as a […]

CleanGrow


Agriculture runs deep in Cornwall’s roots. The region has been producing dairy and farming crops for generations, taking advantage of the longer growing seasons and wealth of natural resources. Today agriculture is faced with increasing challenges that require new approaches to empower farms to become […]

Trink Dairy


To your average passer-by, Trink Dairy is exactly the type of business that you would expect to see in Cornwall: a family run dairy farm nestled on the outskirts of St. Ives. But if you scratch beneath the surface, you’ll discover Rachel and Chris Knowles […]





Cornwall and New Zealand: Utilising natural synergies to achieve excellence in Agritech

14th November, 2018

Whatever industry you’re in, expanding your operations into a new country can be extremely daunting – especially if the products or services you deliver have been specifically designed to meet challenges faced in your home market. The key to a seamless and successful international expansion […]

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Cornwall: A strong Agritech focus

11th June, 2018

Cornwall is demonstrating why the UK is regarded as a Global Centre of Excellence for Agritech Research, Development and Innovation. Agriculture is in the DNA of the region.  For generations, innovative farmers and producers have capitalised on the regions climate and natural assets, resulting in […]

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Workspace

Cornwall’s eclectic mix of work environments offers a variety of opportunities from collaborative seaside co-working spaces through to industrial workshops

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Talent

Cornwall’s businesses engage with and attract a highly motivated pool of professionals who are making the most of Cornwall’s unparalleled work/life balance

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Finance & Funding

We work closely with various organisations to introduce your business to finance and funding opportunities throughout the region and beyond

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Lifestyle

Work hard. Play hard. Live well.

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Community

Cornwall is home to a uniquely supportive and collaborative business community, and as soon as you arrive, you’ll feel it.

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Location & Connectivity

1 hour to London. 5 minutes to the beach. Up to 330 Mbps

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Why invest in Cornwall?

If you’ve got questions about establishing your business here, or if you’d like to find out exactly how we can support you, get in touch today

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