The Family of Agri-Tech Centres
Driving greater efficiency, resilience and wealth across the agrifood sector
The Agri-Tech Centres are a unique collaboration between Government, academia and industry to drive greater efficiency, resilience and wealth across the agrifood sector. A £90m investment from 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. There are four Agri-Tech Centres (CIEL, CHAP, Agri-EPI Centre and Agrimetrics) Together, the four Centres aim 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.