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Smart Agri-Systems Research and Innovation: Industrial Strategy Workshop

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The Lawnswood Suite

Weetwood Hall Hotel

Otley Road

Leeds

LS16 5PS

United Kingdom

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Smart Agri-Systems is a solutions-focussed, integrated WHOLE SYSTEM approach to business critical challenges, enabling wider societal and economic impact that is tailored to meet the needs of your business. The Smart Agri-Systems approach:

  • Supports business operations and strategy

  • Provides confidence in complex decision making

  • Enables industry partners to realise their competitive advantage

We provide a broad spectrum of expertise in on-farm monitoring, energy, waste, ecosystem services, Earth observation, supply chain tracking, data analytics, operational decisions, social sciences, governance and business forecasting. We bring together experts from across the University to identify system risks, target margin gains, adapt practices, select and create technologies, assess performance, and prioritise actions.

The workshop on June 4th 2018 will provide you with a unique opportunity to put forward a challenge area that affects your industry and engage with academics and other partners to develop a solution to your challenge. Our aim for the day is to match industry-led challenges with multi-disciplinary innovation teams who will work with you to develop Smart Agri-Systems solutions. The UK government is investing £90M into the Agrifood sector to transform food production through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Innovation advisors will be available on the day to offer guidance on accessing this funding for your Smart Agri-Systems solutions.

The workshop is free to attend and will include lunch and refreshments in the delightful surroundings of our Weetwood Hall Estate.

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Aim: Present the University of Leeds commercial research and innovation (R&I) in Smart Agri-Systems; identify priority areas for industry-led research and innovation; and develop a pipeline of projects that will be prioritised for delivery with University of Leeds.


Outcome: Establish a pro-active and engaged industry R&I network and a portfolio of priority industry-led, solutions-focussed research and innovation projects and potential delivery teams for Smart Agri-Systems; align the pipeline of projects to allow partners to engage in the UK government’s £90M Industry Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) investment targeted at the agri-food sector, UKRI programmes, and Horizon 2020 commissioned research.


Preliminary Schedule Time
Workshop opens with refreshments 09:30 – 10:00
1. Introduction, aims and outcomes for the day (Lisa Collins) 10:00 – 10:20
2. Breakout Session 1. Introduction to the industry challenges 10:20-11:00
3. Breakout Session 2. Identifying solutions to industry challenges 11:00-12.30
Networking Lunch (buffet provided) 12:30 – 13:15
4. Breakout Session 3. Achieving solutions: Project outline development; preparation of project pitch 13:15-14:30
Coffee break 14:30-14:45
5. Pitch Project Plans to Plenary Audience (feedback collected and handed to groups) 14:45-15:15
6. Breakout Session 4. Feedback discussion, planning for next steps 15:15 – 15:45
7. Summary and Forward Schedule 15:45 – 16:00

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The Lawnswood Suite

Weetwood Hall Hotel

Otley Road

Leeds

LS16 5PS

United Kingdom

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