Collaborate to Drive Agri-Tech Innovation on the Norwich Research Park



Location: John Innes Conference Centre, Norwich Research Park


This event is being held in collaboration with Agri Tech East as part of Agri Tech Week 2019.

With an estimated 9 billion people inhabiting the planet by 2050, it is now, more than ever, apparent that feeding this rapidly expanding population will require multiple approaches to increase crop production.

Through innovative concepts derived from multiple disciplines this event will demonstrate the new agri-technologies and methodologies made possible by sharing expertise, platforms and funding opportunities from our academics with agritech companies based on the Norwich Research Park.

We invite you to register your interest to attend this upcoming collaboration event. You can find out more about the breadth of expertise, value-added support, innovation and funding opportunities available to companies from spin-out to SME and those that are more established. If you are looking for new ideas, collaborations, or even new space to relocate we would like to meet you.

Register your interest by October 30th (Please note that this system registration is an expression of interest only and does not guarantee an automatic place at the event – a separate confirmation email will be sent to you if your place has been accepted).

Confirmed Speakers

Nick Goodwin 
Norwich Research Park
Introduction to Norwich Research Park 

Mark Stevens 
British Beet Research Organisation
Challenge of foliar diseases in UK sugar beet production

Mark McMullan 
Earlham Institute
Analysis of invading pathogen genetic diversity for signs of adaptation

Stephen Dorling
Progress towards weatherproofing agriculture and horticulture, in the UK and beyond

Hannah Smith 
Anglia Capital Group
Anglia Angels and Agri-Tech: early stage capital to commercialise agri-tech innovations from NRP

Jonathan Jones 
The Sainsbury Laboratory
Improving blight resistance and tuber quality in potato using the GM method

Jacob Malone 
John Innes Centre
Plant protection against bacterial diseases

Pim Lindhout
The impact of hybrid potato breeding on potato science, breeding and industry

Confirmed Funding Agencies and Supporters

Norwich Research Park Doctoral Training Partnership

Knowledge Transfer Partnership Programme

Anglia Capital Group

Enterprise Europe  Network

European Space Agency Business Applications






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