Who we’re watching in the Cambridgeshire AgriTech Cluster

We are proud to sponsor the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards’ AgriTech Company of the Year award. Now in their second year, the awards are looking for innovative AgriTech solutions which bring cutting edge technologies together with agriculture and farming. The applications for the award have now closed, but whilst we are waiting to see the official short-list, we want to share a list of some of the exciting AgriTech companies we’ve been keeping our eyes on as part of the emerging UK AgriTech cluster based in Cambridgeshire.

Here are just a few of the companies that have shown vision and innovation in applying technologies to crop and food production. Some of them are working in developing countries to help them innovate and grow in a sustainable way, whilst others are using tech to help make farmer’s lives easier and businesses more efficient. We think they are worth a closer look.

AgriInsights

AgriInsights do data mapping for African Agribusiness. Connecting People – to Place – to Opportunity.

AgriMetrics

Agrimetrics provides data and tools to AgriFood businesses, researchers and policy-makers to address our most pressing global food challenges.

agriVue

agriVue specialises in the use of UAVs (drones) to analyse crops and provide data to farmers. Their drones are able to identify crop health, weed pressure and poor drainage areas in fields.

DogTooth Technologies

Dogtooth Technologies is a Cambridge-based technology start-up that sells smart robots for harvesting soft fruits such as strawberries and raspberries.

Entomics

Entomics is transforming food waste into sustainable sources of energy by leveraging novel insect-based technologies.

Herdsy

Herdsy is a world first, the only plug & play herd analytics tag and software combination. Their technology works on bovine, sheep, deer and poultry.

HumingbirdTech

HummingbirdTech offer advanced crop analytics and artificial intelligence for farmers.

Kisan Hub

KisanHub is a world-class team, building world-class software that helps farmers and growers.

PBD BioTech

PBD Biotech has developed a novel rapid diagnostic test for TB and other mycobacterial diseases in humans and animals.

Yagro

Farm input purchasing made easy. Farmers can manage their costs and boost profitability with Yagro’s online technology platform.

These are just a few of the AgriTech companies based in the Cambridgeshire area, but there are many many more. Across the London to Cambridge corridor, there are hundreds of companies in AgriTech and related technologies that are making the most of the world-leading science and technology development cluster based in this area.   It really is an exciting time to be part of the emerging AgriTech Cluster in Cambridgeshire.