14 Feb 2018
Up to 70% grant funding will be available for SMEs joining successful projects, which will be carried out in partnership with a large food manufacturer. In particular, we are seeking businesses operating with grains and pulses, processors working with small batches of flours / flakes etc, and companies working on plant storage proteins.
Please contact Dr Phil Howell for further details
14 Feb 2018
01 Dec 2017
The councillors were given a presentation about the history of the Hub as well as its current work and future aims. Entomics, Aponic and Celbius also gave the Councillors a summary of their businesses during the Hub tour. Enterprise East Cambridgeshire interviewed and filmed Denise Elliott (Industry Liaison) and the Hub businesses; a video will be put onto their new website shortly. An article appeared in the Ely Standard.
This was great coverage for the Hub and we look forward to hosting the Councillors again soon!
10 Nov 2017
Thank you very much to all our attendees and speakers who helped make the Saving Waste in Horticulture: Optimising resources on Friday 10th November 2017 a great event.
09 Nov 2017
The Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub have just hosted the 3rd EU Interreg 2 Seas Mers Zeeen BioBoost partners meeting at the Sophi Taylor Building, NIAB. NIAB are the lead UK partner for this EU triple helix project with partners in the Netherlands and Belgium, which is aiming to encourage the development of a bio-based , circular economy in horticulture. The partners are working together to identify green waste streams, new concepts and products that utilise plant resources in more sustainable, efficient, higher value and integrated ways (www.bioboosteurope.com).
01 Mar 2017
28 Feb 2017
28 Feb 2017
Due to the Spotted wing Drosophila which has recently established itself across the UK as a pest problem for fruit farmers to deal with because the fly lays its eggs inside the developing fruit and not just in the rotting fruit. Management guidelines therefore requires that all residual fruit is picked to prevent/reduce the problem of infection and overwintering larvae. The result is a significant quantity of soft fruit waste which our BioBoost project at Innovation Hub has plans to recycle the waste.
10 Feb 2017