The application of ICT and precision technologies is transforming not just agriculture but the development of supplies and services supporting agriculture and therefore the production of food globally. Through accurate measurement of a wide variety of parameters and data management, we are now better able to account for the variability that nature brings to agriculture leading to more sustainable, environmentally friendly and profitable farms and the creation of the nutritious foods consumers are demanding. Teagasc is leading Ireland’s large scale efforts in the area of collaborative innovation in partnership with industry in the AgTech sector.
Teagasc is delighted to showcase our AgTech capability to industry through the AgTech Gateways event in our Ashtown Conferencing Facility in Dublin. Come see our showcase of AgTech capabilities and platform technologies in areas such as crops, pasture-based farming, dairy, remote sensing and sustainability. Hear from international experts about emerging trends in AgTech, new market opportunities and investment strategies.
Background: Teagasc hosts two Gateways events a year alternating between our Dublin (Ashtown) and Cork (Moorepark) sites. The focus is on outreach and engagement with Irish-based industry to showcase the AgriFood and AgTech R&D capability and licencable technologies Teagasc has available. The format is one of short talks from international experts in innovation and R&D followed by lunch, networking and demos/exhibits. The linkages forged in our Gateways often develop into future R&D collaborations and technology licences.
10 – 11 Registration and networking
11 – 1 The event will be opened by Teagasc’s Chairperson, Liam Herlihy. Speakers include Teagasc’s Associate Director of Research, Declan Troy, outlining Teagasc’s AgTech capabilities followed by speakers on investment trends in AgTech (Aidan Connolly, CEO at Cainthus), why Ireland is becoming a centre of AgTech innovation (Michael Stapleton from IDA Ireland), Future Scenarios for Smart Farming (Simone van der Burg, Wageningen University) and the current AgTech research landscape in Ireland (Donagh Berry, Director of VistaMilk – an SFI/DAFM Research Centre).
1 – 3 Lunch and exhibits and the opportunity to network and speak with Teagasc researchers in each of our AgTech areas.
Date And Time
Thu, 16 May 2019
10:00 – 15:00 IST
Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre
D15 DY05 Dublin