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Delivering the AgriTech park the country needs, where industry needs it

Delivering the AgriTech park the country needs, where industry needs it

AgriTech is a global race and we’re in danger of losing. ARC by SmithsonHill can provide a 1million SQFT globally significant AgriTech Park, needed…

farmer with cow and Herdsy collar, plant in lab, sensor in field. Turning Research into food at ARC Cambridge

Commercialisation of AgriTech ideas needed to meet food demand

Globally, the demand for food is set to increase by 50% by 2030 and 60-100% or more by 2050 (compared to 2010), while the challenges of climate…

Farm irrigation system spraying water on a field of wheat

AgriWaterTech companies pushing the boundaries of technology

Flooding, water-logged fields, delayed planting and the driest Spring on record: 2020 has been an unprecedented year for water in the UK. According…

Strawberries ready for harvest by seasonal workers

AgriTech’s increasingly important role in food harvest

As British farmers charter flights to bring experienced seasonal workers in for this years’ harvest, we question whether the right priority is being…

How the UK can help Israel scaleup in AgriTech

Lessons from Israel and how the UK can help with scaleup in AgriTech

The number of Israeli AgriTech startups has tripled since 2016. We explore why the UK's scaleup strength makes Cambridge the logical home for these…

Our MD Emma Fletcher in the press this week

Our MD Emma Fletcher has appeared in the press once again making the front page of IQ Business Magazine. There is a brilliant four page interview…

SmithsonHill trailblazes US – UK AgriTech business relationships post-Brexit

SmithsonHill return to the UK following a successful delegation to St Louis’s AgriTech cluster. As the UK AgriTech industry looks ahead to a…

Informing the next generation of AgriTech placemaking

As our regular blog readers will be aware, the UK is facing a food security, climate change and future sustainability crisis. Leadership in…

plants growing in a hydroponics system

SmithsonHill welcomes the government’s vision for the future of farming

SmithsonHill welcomes the speech by Rt Hon Theresa Villiers MP, DEFRA Secretary of State, at the Oxford Farming Conference on 8th January 2020,…

CGTN Francais interview Emma Fletcher at ARC Cambridge

CTGN visit ARC Cambridge

It was our pleasure to welcome the team from CGTN Français, together with Ting Zhang from Crayfish.io, to the ARC Cambridge site last week,…

Emma Fletcher being interviewed on camera

AgriTech in the news this week

There's been a focus on AgriTech in the news this week, with our MD, Emma Fletcher appearing in the Cambridge  Independent, discussing the future of…

Technical FAQ

Technical FAQ

Following questions from our stakeholders, we've prepared this blog to answer some of the questions which occur frequently. What is AgriTech?…