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Herbaceous Tech.

28th November 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Will Gemmill – Strutt & Parker - will introduce the event, including a short overview of the immediate future for agriculture.


DryGro - Sean Peters

Is developing a new way of growing biomass that uses low-cost infrastructure and a novel way of controlling the environment in which plants grow. Lab tests have demonstrated that plants in the system grow faster than they do in the open environment and use 99% less water compared to traditional agriculture. Currently focused on duckweed production in Kenya, DryGro intends to revolutionise animal feed, which is currently Soya dominated and inefficient.

Waterscope - Alex Patto

Operating on the liquid side of humanity's supply chain, WaterScope is developing a rapid, easy-to-use, affordable test for bacterial contamination. Their technology uses optics to identify bacterial contamination early and their novel cartridge makes testing extremely simple, not dependent on user skillset or resource availability. Contaminated drinking water affects a tenth of the world’s population. Bacterial contamination is estimated to cause over 500,000 diarrhoeal related deaths globally each year: over 2,000 every day. To date they have run successful real world trials in refugee camps in Africa.

30Mhz - Antony Yousefian

30MHz provides growers with everything they need to set up a wireless sensor network, and start monitoring their crops and growing environment in moments, without technical expertise. To do so they utilise a combination of sensors including dewpoint, soil moisture, light intensity, temperature, humidity, windspeed, airflow and CO2. 30MHz provides a private, scalable mesh network and an intuitive analytics platform with real-time alerts, visualizations, heatmaps, charts and graphs. Real-time crop monitoring helps growers make quick, informed decisions with granular, accurate data.

Each speaker has ten minutes followed by a panel Q&A

Hosted at the Bradfield Centre on Cambridge Science Park.
Registration is at 1600, the seminar itself runs from 1630-1830, with networking therafter.

Free to Members

(Membership includes ten seminars annually for only £50pa [single ticket] or £100pa [two tickets])

£15 to one off attendees (students/post-grads/post-docs £5)

If this is your first CETC please feel free to email George Neville-Jones for an introductory ticket.

With generous help in the inital seminar design from Belinda Clarke at Agritech East


28th November 2019
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free – £15


Bradfield Centre
184 Cambridge Science Park
Cambridge, CB4 0GA United Kingdom


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