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.

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 […]

Precision Grazing


According to recent figures the global population is forecast to grow by 2.3 billion by 2050 meaning that food production will need to increase by between 60 and 70 percent to meet this demand. If this target is to be met, many traditional farming methods […]

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 […]


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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Oxford Farming Conference 2018 | Food Security & the post-Brexit world

15th February, 2018

It was a particularly busy Oxford Farming Conference this year, in part due to the announcement that was being made by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Michael Gove. ‘Embracing change’ was the strap-line of this year’s Oxford Farming Conference, very […]

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Why invest in Cornwall?

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