Benefiting Agriculture using Space Technologies

Benefiting Agriculture using Space Technologies

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Benefiting Agriculture using Space Technologies

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Are you a Start-up or SME interested in knowing how Space Technology can be used in the agricultural, forestry and fishery sector?

Join the Science & Technology Facilities Council in collaboration with the Astropreneurs Space Startup Accelerator, Agri-Epi Centre and Agrimetrics to find out how Space Technology can help you!

Space Technology is already being used in the Agricultural sector and this webinar will highlight the benefits.

  • How the Agri-Tech and Agri-EPI Centres can help you
  • Precision farming uptake in the UK
  • What do farmers want from space technology
  • The benefits of the Astropreneur H2020 business support programme

Speakers will include:

Nick Trigg - Science & Technology Facilities Council

Nick is an Innovation Manger at the Science & Technology Facilities Council and has many years of experience supporting early stage technology companies during the Start-up phase. Nick is currently the UK Progrramme Manager for the Astropreneur Space Startup Accelerator Programme.

Freddie Reed - Agri-EPI Centre

Freddie Reed is Projects and Technical Manager for Agri-EPI Centre. A Mechanical engineering graduate with farming background, Freddie is responsible for identifying ground-breaking new agricultural technologies and initiating projects with industry and academia on Agri-EPI's Satellite Farm Network. Alongside his main role with the Satellite Farm team, Freddie also project manages a DFID/Innovate UK funded international project breeding disease resistant rice varieties in Nepal, India and Pakistan.

Matthew Smith - Agrimetrics

Matthew leads product success at Agrimetrics following 11 years at Microsoft in research, consulting and business development and 3 years in Conservation Policy at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. He has a PhD in Mathematical Ecology and a BSc in Ecology.


10:00 Welcome and Introduction to Astropreneurs - Nick Trigg

10:05 Introduction to Agri-EPI, Harper Adams & Agrimetrics - Freddie Reed

10:10 Space Technology use in Agriculture, the Satellite Farm Network - Freddie Reed

10:30 Commercializing Space Data through the Data Marketplace - Matthew Smith

10:50 Space available data and how to access it- Nick Trigg

11:00 Astronpreneurs - 3 minute pitches

11:15 Q & A

11:30 Close

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