A ground-breaking Agtech symposium is set to grace County Tipperary this week at the Horse and Jockey Hotel.
It is being held in conjunction with the Local Enterprise offices of the region and under the Action Plan for jobs.
The event has been orgainsed in conjunction with numerous other organisations also, such as Teagasc, Department of Agricuoture, Institutes of Technology and many more.
The symposium aims to highlight opportunities that will aid our developing Agtech sector.
As you know and i am sure you have seen first hand, Agtech is starting to take the industry by storm with numerous excellent additions in recent years.
The hope is that this symposium will lead to opportunities, connections, innovation, strategic alliances and targeted supports within the industry.
The day will commence with a morning conference, with panel discussions from Top Agtec Experts. It will bring together key industry leaders in agriculture, technology and also drivers of the Agtech revolution.
Also present will be farmers embracing Agtech, investors,and entrepeneurs in the industry.
This conference will offer an idea into the future of Agtech in Ireland, and will also investigate opportunities within the industry of how it can grow and evelop further.
it will also highlight the real impact these technologies have on the industry, and will offer insights from progressive farmers and companies who are using the technologies daily.
The afternoon will see a range of workshopes take place, focusing on Bio-economy and Automation (smart farming and sensors Engineerins-GM).
Signed up to speak on the day are Baryy Downes of Suir Valley Ventures and Andrew Wood of Apisproject. They will speak on the business side of AGtech and also will look at opportunities available to early stage start ups with regards funding options etc.
Also on the day Professor Willie Donnelly, president of W.I.T, will be on had on the day along with Dr. Frank O'Mara of Teagasc and Dr Patrick Barrett of the Department of Agriculture.
They will share their visions for the industry, while other panelists, such as Ethan Cleary of the IFA and Dermot Forristal of Teagasc, will discuss technology transfer on the farm and funding involved.
Tickets to the symposium are priced at €50, this includes the morning conference, refreshments and lunch.
Workshops held in the afternoon are optional and free for all conference attendees.
Numbers are limited, therefore prebooking is required.
All interested parties are urged to book the event today at www.agtech2017.eventbrite.ie