Space, GIS & Cyber: applications in agri-tech

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A three-part programme aimed at start-ups and SMEs interested in the role space technology can play in sustainable agriculture .

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Please Note: This event is funded by ERDF through the GrowAgri Worcestershire Project. Attendees will be contacted and asked to complete an eligibility form prior to the event, with eligible businesses (SMEs based in Worcestershire UK) given priority over non-eligible ones.

Data and digital transformation is an increasingly important component in a variety of sectors including agriculture, whether it be for efficient running of machinery or for crop and soil analysis.

This three-part programme with software solutions company Borwell is aimed at start-ups and SMEs interested in the role space technology can play in sustainable agriculture.

The team from Malvern-based Borwell, will look at how data can be captured and represented through Geographic Information Systems (GIS), giving a valuable insight into how small businesses can access space technology and how they can reduce the vulnerabilities inherent in stored data.

A session on Cyber Security will provide advice on the most pertinent threats to business, delivered by security analysts who see, exploit and advise on these current threats. A tailored approach for Agri-tech will cover:

Safe ways of working and communicating with others

Top tips to improve your team's cyber-hygiene

Learn new skills and tactics, and share best practices with others

New threats and tactics used by hackers

Essential reminder of existing and current threats

A final session on Innovation will challenge enterprises to directly evaluate their businesses and builds on the GrowAgri agenda to improve efficiencies. This interactive workshop will discuss themes such as what makes a business sustainable & customer focused, production & service delivery processes (and how rigorously these are adhered to), and general leadership culture, examining how this supports innovation.

Technical aspects will include protecting intellectual property rights and supply chain practices and looking at how businesses can successfully collaborate with suppliers and partners to create an innovative ecosystem in the 4th industrial revolution.

It is also an opportunity for Worcestershire small to medium sized businesses who may already be using layered map data in support of asset management or surveying, who are keen to look at ways of diversifying their current businesses.

This webinar runs over three, four-hour sessions over three consecutive weeks. Delegates must attend all sessions - please book for all these dates:

Session 1: GIS & Satellite - Wednesday 12 May 2021 start time 9.30am tbc

Session 2: Security - Wednesday 19 May 2021 start time 9.30 am tbc

Session 3: Innovation - Wednesday 26 May 2021 start time 9.30am tbc

GrowAgri Worcestershire is a £1.5m joint project between WCG’s Pershore College and the European Regional Development Fund. The initiative aims to support business growth, increased productivity and the introduction of new products, processes and services and is open to all small to medium-sized Worcestershire businesses eligible for ERDF funding.

For more information about the GrowAgri Worcestershire project, email go to or call Project Manager Mark Harwood-Browne on 0300 135 7179.

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