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A networking organisation for plants-related research and impact

REAP is an annual conference organised by Agri-TechE that brings together farmers, growers, scientists, technologists and entrepreneurs to discover and discuss the very latest developments in agri-tech. 

This year’s conference was held on-line, using Swapcard, a digital platform that enables delegates to network and hold one-to-one meetings. The event also included a day-long programme of seminars and talks on topics from soil microbiology to global food security, and was co-sponsored by EIT Food.

Our virtual stand at the Conference, supported by CambPlants Hub, Annual Food Agenda and Future Kitchen show-cased cutting-edge research from Cambridge University into methods for improving agricultural production and making it more sustainable, including making flowers more bee-friendly, agrivoltaics and epigenetics. Visitors to our stand could follow links to films from the EIT Food funded projects, Annual Food Agenda (Connecting the DotsSweet Temptation! and Too Good To Waste) and FutureKitchen (Featured Videos at

After the event, participants said it had been useful both in extending their knowledge of agri-tech and for the industry connections available.

Researchers whose work was featured were:

Adam Muhammad Adam, Postgraduate Student, Dept of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge.

Carlos Bastos, Graduate Student, Dept of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge.

Dr Andrew Bladon, Research Associate, Dept of Zoology, University of Cambridge.

Dr Paolo Bombelli, Post-doctoral Researcher, Dept of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge.

Dr Sebastian Eves-van den Akker, BBSRC David Phillips Fellow, Dept of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. 

Dr Claudia Martinho, Research Associate, Dept of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.

Dr Giles Oldroyd, Russell R Geiger Professor of Crop Science, The Crop Science Centre, University of Cambridge.

Hamish Symington, Postgraduate Student, Dept of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge.

Dr Eiko Yoneki, Affiliated Lecturer and Senior Researcher, University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory Systems Research Group.

Please find an article on some of the outcomes from the REAP 2020 Conference HERE.

Thanks to EIT Food #AnnualFoodAgenda and the University of Cambridge BioScience Impact Team for their support.

Text supplied by Abigail Youngman.


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