AGRI INNOVATION DEN 2019
Agri-Innovation Den is back for 2019 with an all new format and a fantastic business development prize package, worth £40,000
The competition, supported by BASF and Farm491, is designed to showcase new developments in agricultural technology, and we are inviting entrepreneurs from across the UK to pitch their concept and explain why it could revolutionise UK farming.
Ensuring new and progressive technologies have an opportunity to thrive is one of the biggest challenges faced by any industry and Agri-Innovation Den aims to facilitate this growth within agriculture.
We want to hear from individuals who are developing new technology for the agricultural industry. In return we are offering a bespoke publicity, mentoring and business support package, alongside access to a network of progressive industry professionals who can help take your business to the next level. Whether you have a pioneering piece of software, a working technology, a dynamic approach to precision data or a concept you are confident will make a difference to farmers, we want to hear all about it.
- Print and digital advertising to the value of £30,000 across Farmers Guardian, Dairy Farmer and Arable Farming
- An innovative PR and marketing package, which includes the creation of bespoke content for your exclusive use, comprising a promotional video, article, press release and social media support
- Two delegate packages to the Oxford Farming Conference 2020, including conference tickets, accommodation, dinner and Emerging Leaders Programme participation
- Six hours of mentoring for the business in 2020
- A 12-month membership of Farm491, including: one-to-one business support with the Farm491 team; access to AgriTech knowledge network; funding advice and building a scalable funding strategy; access to hot-desking facilities and meeting rooms; promotion on Farm491 site, newsletters and social media
The deadline for applications is August 30, 2019
Finalists will be invited to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges at Farm491, Cirencester, on November 21, 2019.
“It will be key for all farms in the future to have technological solutions to be able to support them in their work, no matter the size and scale of your business”
Veena Adityan, co-founder, Smartbell
“The insight I received from all of the judges was great and the more we can learn the more exciting we cab become.”
Ian Wheal, CEO and co-founder, Breedr
“I would urge anyone in the agri-tech sector to bookmark this event as a golden opportunity to gain development, industrial links and sector exposure.”
Charles Veys, Fotenix
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