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Emerging Imaging Technologies in Agri-Food Workshop

Event details
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
9:30 am – 16:00 pm
The workshop will feature a range of speakers from the agri-food and imaging sectors, presenting examples of ongoing projects

The agri-food sector faces many challenges, particularly the need to increase production to feed a growing population whilst limiting environmental impacts. The decreasing cost of cameras and sensors as well as a huge increase in computing power means that new imaging technologies are now viable options for the agri-food sector. These emerging imaging technologies will add value across the sector, from optimising inputs using precision agriculture to increasing the efficiency of food manufacturing lines. You can read an overview of recent sector developments here.

With this in mind, the KTN is organising this workshop to bring together experts from the imaging and agri-food sectors to discuss industry needs, technological gaps and potential opportunities for emerging imaging technologies in agri-food.


09:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome and Introduction

Dr Charlie Winkworth-Smith, KTN

10:10 Introduction by the Chair

Prof Simon Pearson, University of Lincoln

10:15 The Power of Imaging in Agri-food

Dave Ross, Agri-EPI Centre

10:45 Imaging Technologies for Food Manufacture and Analysis

Dr Martin Whitworth, Campden BRI

11:05 Active Imaging and Sensing for Agricultural Applications

Dr Dorian Parker, M Squared Lasers

11:25 Break, Networking & Exhibition

11:45 Funding Opportunities

Dr Simon Plant, Innovate UK

11:55 BBSRC and Funding Opportunities in Precision Agriculture

Dr Katherine Lutteroth, BBSRC

12:05 Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Russ Bromley, KTN

12:10 Driving Agri-tech Innovation through International Collaboration

Roger Hetherington, Enterprise Europe Network – East of England

12:15 Future Space – Platforms, Sensing and Analytics for Agriculture

Mark Jarman, Satellite Applications Catapult

12:35 Pitch Presentations – Session 1

13:05 Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

14:00 The Use of Imaging in the Ruminant Production Sector

Dr Carol-Anne Duthie, SRUC

14:20 Enabling Agri-tech by Computer Vision: 2D, 3D, Hyperspectral and More

Dr Wenhao Zhang, UWE Bristol

14:40 Pitch Presentations – Session 2

15:20 Closing Remarks

15:30 CloseFurther opportunity for networking over refreshments

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