SmithsonHill continues sponsorship of Cambridge Independent AgriTech Company of the Year award

We are proud to sponsor the Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards AgriTech Company of the Year award for the second year running. The awards seek to show case pioneering solutions to AgriTech challenges which bring together cutting-edge technologies with agriculture and farming. AgriTech can be used to increase crop production and yields in farming, reduce costs and reduce global food waste.

The AgriTech cluster has come a long way in the last year and SmithsonHill has been at the forefront with their proposals for ARC which would provide a community-based facility dedicated to advancing AgriTech and associated science & technology sectors at the centre of the AgriTech cluster.

Last year’s award winner was Dogtooth Technologies for their autonomous strawberry-picking robot that uses machine learning and computer vision to solve the challenging labour problems faced by growers. Awarded ‘Highly Commended’ was KisanHub for its cloud-based platform that connects agri-business, enterprise and growers with the multiple data sources they need to better understand their business. The winners have achieved a lot since the #SciTech awards with KisanHub going on to win the Business Weekly Award for ‘Young Company of the Year’ followed by the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards, where they collected the Hewitson’s award for Business Innovation.

Emma Fletcher, MD, explained why SmithsonHill continue to support the AgriTech of the Year Award:

The Cambridge AgriTech Cluster has come a long way in the last year, with all of the 2018 AgriTech of the Year Award finalists, and many other local businesses, going from strength to strength. With our current climate, biodiversity and food production emergency, it is more important than ever that AgriTech helps find solutions to the many challenges we are facing. The judges of the AgriTech Company of the Year award will be looking for solutions that bring together cutting-edge technologies with farming to address any agricultural challenge.

For more information and to enter the award, visit the Cambridge Independent online.