How to capitalise on Ireland’s strength in the AgTech sector

James Maloney, Enterprise Ireland; Rita Guinan, head of enterprise, local enterprise office Tipperary; and Donal Mullane, regional manager, Teagasc.

James Maloney, Enterprise Ireland; Rita Guinan, head of enterprise, local enterprise office Tipperary; and Donal Mullane, regional manager, Teagasc.

A conference aiming to highlight opportunities to capitalise on Ireland’s strengths in the emerging AgTech sector has been launched.

The AgTech Symposium will take place on Wednesday, 5 July, at The Horse and Jockey Hotel in Tipperary.

AgTech is developing at pace across the country and the agencies involved are anxious to bring increased focus to this area in the South and East, that will lead to opportunities, innovation, connections, strategic alliances and targeted supports. The conference is be organised by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEO) of the South East Region and funded under the Action Plan for Jobs. It is in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland, Teagasc, Department of Agriculture, the Institutes of Technology, the Irish Farmers Journal, Agriforvalor, TSSG and industry.

It will offer insight into the future for AgTech in Ireland by investigating opportunities to grow AgTech, how we can grow and develop ready-built technologies to be used in an agricultural capacity and what is the real impact of AgTech on the farm with insights from progressive farmers and companies who are using technology on the farm every day.

It’s open to farmers, engineers, AgTech companies, investors, entrepreneurs and students with an interest in emerging technologies for agriculture.

Tickets are priced at €50 and include morning conference, light refreshments and lunch. Afternoon workshops are optional and free for conference participants to attend, however pre-booking is essential.

You can register by following this link: www.agtech2017.eventbrite.ie