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Young Innovators' Forum visit to NIAB Innovation Hub, 22 Feb: Booking now open. Please note the change in start time!

The next Young Innovators’ Forum visit will be at NIAB Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub in Soham (Cambs) on 22 February, starting at 13:30. Join us for a chance to take a look at agri-tech innovations at the Hub, which is a purpose-built facility for farmers, entrepreneurs and other users wishing to engage in applied research work to reduce all forms of waste in the food supply chain.

• Find out about the work & research at the Innovation Hub

• Learn about how to commercialise a business idea

• Discover how we can reduce and use crop and food waste

You’ll also meet some of the start-ups working in the agri-tech space, including:

Entomics, Cambridge University students who met at a Hackathon and are using larvae to turn food waste into useful products;

Aponic, who are developing vertical farming systems for fruit, veg and herb production; and  

Celbius who will be talking about how the application of ultrasonic energy can be used in agriculture to lower costs for extractions, fermentations and biotransformations.

Young farmers, research scientists, trainee agronomists and industry entrants all welcome at this free, informal event. Book early, as places are limited and given on a first come first served basis. To book your place at the visit, please email

Free transport by minibus from the Plant Sciences Department to the Innovation Hub will be provided by CambPlants Hub. The minibus will leave from the Downing Site at 13:00. To book your place on the minibus transport and for questions, contact CambPlants Officer Maria Huete-Ortega,

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