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Gold Sponsor

EIT Food

EIT Food is the world’s largest and most dynamic agri-food innovation community. We accelerate innovation to build a future-fit agri-food system that produces healthy and sustainable food for all.
Supported by the EU, we invest in projects, organisations, and individuals that share our goals for a healthy and sustainable food system. We unlock innovation potential in businesses and universities and create and scale agri-food startups to bring new technologies and products to market. We equip entrepreneurs and professionals with the skills needed to transform the food system and put consumers at the heart of our work, helping build trust by reconnecting them to the origins of their food.
We are one of 9 innovation communities established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.

Silver Sponsor

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise (SE) is Scotland’s national economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. It supports businesses to innovate and scale to transform the Scottish economy by focusing on new market opportunities through targeted investment, innovation and internationalisation.

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The James Hutton Institute (SEFARI Gateway)

SEFARI stands for Scottish Environment, Food and Agriculture Research Institutions, whose research and expertise provides solutions to critical mid to longer-term challenges for Scotland’s environment, agriculture, land use, food and rural communities. These institutions are underpinned by long term investment in capabilities and expertise through the Scottish Government’s Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Research Portfolio. SEFARI Gateway, Scotland’s Centre of Expertise for Knowledge Exchange and Innovation, provides bespoke access to the Portfolio’s research, expertise, and analysis to ensure scientific evidence helps inform the health, wealth and wellbeing of Scotland.

Bronze Sponsor

Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is the earned-first global communications agency. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, Weber Shandwick has won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry, including PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year 2024. With offices across Scotland and a network extending to 113 cities on six continents, Weber Shandwick is Scotland’s only communications agency with a global presence. The agency has extensive expertise in supporting AAA businesses, including Intelligent Growth Solutions, Calysta, Quality Meat Scotland, MOWI and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board.

Tayfusion

Tayfusion Digital is a database design company and digital transformation consultancy. Our team have been developing business systems for 25 years.
We specialise in business data systems and innovative Agritech technologies. Our systems are designed to be ‘software and industry agnostic’, meaning that they can be integrated into existing systems easily and applied in any environment to support most business types and models.
Our Agritech products aim to address the pinch points experienced by industry practitioners. We reach across sectors including crops, cattle or soft fruits. By digitising processes we can drive operational efficiencies, reduce waste and eliminate repetitive tasks.
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UHI

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Start Up/SME Sponsors

Rethink Carbon

Rethink Carbon is a climate-tech startup that is revolutionising land management with an innovative platform. Our mission is to empower land managers by providing a user-friendly tool that enhances decision-making for the benefit of nature, climate and communities.

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Dyneval

Discover Dyneval – a platform technology for motility measurement, patented by physicists.

Our core technology enables precise motility measurement of spermatozoa and microorganisms, such as bacteria and algae.  Launched into the livestock production market in 2022, its versatile application extends to human fertility and biotechnology.

For the fertility industry, our vision is to become the gold standard for semen quality assessment, available to anyone anywhere, delivering automated precision based on absolute measurement.  Our ground-breaking approach allows for the first-ever measurement of semen motility lifetime under quasi-in-vivo conditions, providing unparalleled insights into pre-conception sperm behaviour correlated with improved conception rates.

Our technology is helping livestock production to inform breeding plans and ensure quality at every stage of the supply chain. We are revenue-generating with sales across six continents, supporting farmers’ sustainability goals through optimising production and enhancing food security whilst lowering methane emissions.

AgriSound

AgriSound Limited was launched in January 2020 and is based in York. The company was founded by Casey Woodward, an experienced agri-tech innovation expert, with an aim to bring modern technology to insect monitoring. AgriSound has created special smart sensors and listening devices to monitor insects across a range of environments including beekeeping, farming, educational and corporate sites, with the aim of deploying sensors across the planet to transform how people monitor insect activity and make a positive impact on biodiversity.
Since its establishment, AgriSound has partnered with a number of companies and projects, including Dyson Farming, Innocent Drinks, National Trust Scotland and Royal Horticultural Society to spread the message worldwide and is continually looking for opportunities to branch out further.
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Agrecalc

Agrecalc, a carbon footprint tool developed by combining practical expertise with world-class agricultural science, is a precise instrument that offers both breadth and depth of on-farm and through-the-supply-chain calculations of GHG gas emissions.

Agrecalc is the largest source of collated farm benchmark data from thousands of farms, having been used as the designated tool to deliver carbon audits under various schemes since 2016. It is recognised as the preferred carbon calculator in many of the emerging government programmes.

With a mission to increase efficiency and business viability of food production, the scientists, consultants, and developers who work on Agrecalc, strive to constantly upgrade the calculator according to the most up-to-date available research results and recommendations.

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MI:RNA

MI:RNA is a high traction, high growth, innovative veterinary company with a strong first mover advantage in the microRNA space. They are a female led, gender balanced team of leading experts with an entrepreneurial mindset and a diverse range of skills, set to bring this technology to the global market. The technology that MI:RNA have created works in the epigenetic space, using nucleotides and AI to, not only diagnose disease accurately, but, vitally, to predict disease progression. They are the only company, in the world, to bring microRNA epigenetic tests to market, that’s either in veterinary or in human health.

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