FutureTech Food and Drink

5th September 2019

IoT for the food and drink sector – shaping opportunities for growth in Scotland

05 September 2019, 10:00-15:30

West Brewery, Glasgow G40 1AW

CENSIS, has been commissioned by the Scottish Government to explore and support use of IoT in Scotland’s key economic sectors. Our third workshop in this space explores opportunities around food and drink. This includes everything from how food is grown, to tracking or monitoring equipment, and implementing technologies that can improve or enhance compliance and safety. Examples could include:

  • Crop growth and maximising crop yields – monitoring weather conditions, soil and moisture sensors to optimise irrigation, crop maturity.
  • Livestock monitoring – herd health, automated feeding, controlling environments in barns
  • Equipment monitoring – tracking expensive, portable equipment, and the introduction of drone technology
  • Maintenance – monitoring machine performance to avoid down times.
  • On the factory floor – data analytics to drive quality improvement and increase efficiency
  • Compliance and safety in the food supply chain

Who is it aimed at?

This is a non-technical event, with a focus on designing IoT into real world projects with a focus on user-services, quality of outcome and viable business cases. The day includes examples of IoT in food and drink, guest speakers and a breakout session to discuss opportunities.

You do not need to have a food and drink IoT project or even be planning activity – we are keen to hear more about your challenges and explore how IoT technologies could address them.

Provisional Agenda

  • 10:00                    Registration and coffee
  • 10:30                    Welcome and introduction (CENSIS)
  • 10:35                    View from a challenge provider
  • 11:00                    Opportunities for IoT in food and drink (CENSIS)
  • 11:30                    Coffee break
  • 11:50                    Workshop (discussion groups to identify opportunities)
  • 12:50                    Group feedback
  • 13:00                    Next steps and closing remarks (CENSIS)
  • 13:15                    Lunch and networking (plus opportunity for 1-2-1 meetings with CENSIS staff)
  • 15:00                    Close

On the day you will hear from CENSIS staff and invited speakers who have experience in applying IoT technologies to food and drink. We will show you IoT fits into this sector and provide examples of it in practice. We will then break off into teams to identify challenges you have encountered in your own organisations and work together to identify potential solutions before sharing these with the wider group. By the end of the workshop, we aim to identify a potential use case can be developed in to a project.

Apply for your place

Places are limited and preference will be given to people working, or otherwise directly connected to, the food and drink sector in Scotland.

If you would like to attend, please email workshops@censis.org.uk with your name, job title, employer details and a sentence on why you would like to attend.