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9th October 2019
SRUC, West Mains Road, King’s Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3JG

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Imaging systems and IoT for precision agriculture

CENSIS and SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) explore technology in this space around:

  • Crop growth – maximising crop yields, monitoring weather conditions, soil and moisture sensors to optimise irrigation, seeding and planting, weeding and crop maintenance, assessing crop maturity and harvesting.,
  • Livestock management – general herd health including predicting and measuring animal weight gain, automated feeding, controlling environments in barns
  • New equipment – UAVs and drones for real-time monitoring and analysis, autonomous vehicles/driverless tractors, robotics and automation

The event is free to attend.

The event is designed to get you ‘up to speed’ on some of the latest imaging technologies as they may be applied to precision agriculture, and used either to address business challenges or spark an idea for a new application, product or service.

On the day you’ll have the opportunity to network with attendees, meet technology developers, find out about funding support for collaborative work and perhaps leave the event with a new business or project partnership.

You’ll hear how vision, imaging and IoT are being applied to agriculture and are changing the way we farm, using examples and real-world case studies from SRUC researchers.

CENSIS will introduce the Vision Lab, a dedicated facility in its Glasgow office helping businesses adopt or deliver innovative computer vision or imaging solutions. We’ll also discuss funding opportunities and highlight any wider funding calls in this area.

Following a networking break, you will have an opportunity to pitch your own idea, company or research to the audience with a view to building new research and business networks.

The event will include networking time and the opportunity for discussions with CENSIS and SRUC staff.

Provisional agenda

13:0013:30Arrival and lunch
13:3013:45WelcomeNeil Clelland
13:4514:00The CENSIS Vision LabHelen Sandison
14:0015:00SRUC projects showcaseSRUC researchers covering a number of case studies
15:0015:15Coffee break
15:1515:302-minute industry pitching opportunities
15:3015:45Funding opportunitiesKTN and European Space Agency
16:0016:30Close and networking