Ground-breaking AgTech Symposium taking place in Tipperary on Wednesday July 5th

  • Morning Conference - Panel discussions with top AgTech Expert Representatives
  • Hear directly from the Farmers embracing AgTech
  • Afternoon Workshops – Bio-Economy, Automation – Smart Farming & Sensors and Engineering - GM
  • Meet the Agency – official representatives from numerous state bodies will be at the event to meet with delegates
  • Network – a selection of AgTech specialist companies will be in situ also

 

A ground-breaking AgTech Symposium will take place on Wednesday, 5th of July at The Horse and Jockey Hotel in Tipperary brought to you by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) of the South East Region and funded under the Action Plan for Jobs. The event has been organized in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland, Teagasc, Department of Agriculture, Institutes of Technology, the Irish Farmers Journal, Agriforvalor, TSSG and industry.

Ireland is extremely progressive in both agriculture and technology and this symposium aims to highlight opportunities that will capitalize on our strengths in the emerging AgTech sector. AgTech is developing at pace across the country and the agencies involved are anxious to bring increased focus to this area in the South and East, that will lead to opportunities, innovation, connections, strategic alliances and targeted supports.

The morning conference will bring together, key industry leaders in agriculture, technology, and drivers of AgTech innovation, along with entrepreneurs from successful start-ups, the investor community and farmers who are embracing AgTech on their farms for insightful panel discussions. The conference will offer insight into the future for AgTech in Ireland by investigating opportunities to grow AgTech, how we can grow and develop readily built technologies to be used in an agricultural capacity and what is the real impact of AgTech on the farm with insights from progressive farmers and companies who are using technology on the farm every day.

Barry Downes of Suir Valley Ventures and Andrew Wood of ApisProtect are just two of the big guns engaged to speak in relation to the business side of AgTech as they will look at opportunities from early stage start-ups to funding options and the potential benefit of an AgTech Innovation Fund for the region. From an agricultural perspective, Dr. Frank O’Mara of Teagasc and Dr. Patrick Barrett of the Department of Agriculture will join Professor Willie Donnelly, President of W.I.T. to share their national vision for AgTech. While Ethan Cleary of the IFA and Dermot Forristal of Teagasc are noteworthy panelists who will be discussing technology transfer on the farm and funding. The afternoon will consist of four unique breakout workshops focusing on Bio-Economy, Automation - Smart Farming and Sensors and GM Engineering.

Attendees at the conference will include farmers, engineers, AgTech companies, investors, entrepreneurs and those with an interest in emerging technologies for agriculture. The aim of the symposium is to grow, progress and increase profitability with AgTech across the region.

Tickets are priced at €50 and include morning conference, light refreshments, and lunch. Afternoon workshops are optional and free for conference participants to attend, however, pre-booking is essential and availability is quite limited, for that reason those interested in attending AgTech are urged to book for the event today www.agtech2017.eventbrite.ie

 

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