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Young Innovators Forum

An informal get-together for plant scientists and young farmers

  • Discovering the importance of scientist/grower relationships

  • What’s taking place in plant growth facilities & the practical applications

  • How to work with and inform the research taking place

Designed to help scientists and farmers understand more about each others' worlds, the Forum organises free to attend, informal events in the lab and in the field, aimed at helping bridge the gap between research and production.

Watch this space for updates on future visits!

YIF has been catalysed by Agri-Tech East in collaboration with CambPlants Hub and the Cambridgeshire Young Farmers Club, focusing on PhD students and post docs at the research organizations in the East of England, and the early stage career producers (such as the management trainees at the larger producer businesses, or those destined to take over the family holding).

YIF is sponsored by the Morley Agricultural Foundation.

Click on the links below to read more about past YIF visits. The latest one was to the NIAB Innovation Hub in February 2018, where we met with three of the start-ups working in the agri-tech space, 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.

Agri-Tech East Young Innovators Forum visit to NIAB Innovation Hub

Young Innovators Forum - Visit to Bayer

NIAB CUF Potato Agronomy visit to Innovation Farm

G’s Mushroom Farm in Littleport



Upcoming events


Jun 07, 2018

Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge

Science on Sundays at the Botanic Garden 2018

Aug 19, 2018

University of Cambridge Botanic Garden

Upcoming events