We are delighted that the N8 AgriFood Launch (21-22 June, Manchester) was a great success and created a unique opportunity for a much needed discussion between members of the academia, industry, NGOs, government and farming community. Thank you so much for supporting our collaborative research partnership and attending the N8 AgriFood Launch.

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The N8 AgriFood Launch is the largest European agritech event of the year bringing together 500 attendees representing 50 businesses, NGOs, government members, scientists from the leading universities as well as representatives of the farming and agri-tech community.

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“Food and drink touches all of our lives many times every single day,” says Jonathan Oxley, N8 AgriFood’s Operation and Business Development Director.

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Are you a talented and ambitious middle-year student studying at one of the N8 universities (Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York)? Would you like to gain new work experience and boost your CV? Make sure to apply for one of the N8 AgriFood summer internships! Hurry up – the deadline is Sun 12th June 2016.

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  I am impressed by the potential embedded in the N8 partnership and look forward to helping drive this forward through working with …

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AD digestate can be used as a low-cost, sustainable source of crop fertiliser and organic matter. BioVale are organising a half-day workshop on 17 June that will explore the issues and the latest developments around using AD digestate on farmland.

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Through an exciting research portfolio N8 AgriFood’s newly appointed Professorial Chair in Agri Sensors & Electronics, Bruce Grieve, …

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P3 scientists awarded £1 million from the Wolfson Foundation.

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Dr Gulbanu Kaptan, Dr Nicola Bown and Professor Wandi Bruine de Bruin are delighted to invite you to attend the fifth meeting in the ESRC Seminar Series on Food Options, Opinions and Decisions (FOOD): Communicating better about food.   The seminar will take place on Thursday 14 April 2016, 12.45 – 5pm at Leeds University Business School, Leeds, LS2 9JT.

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Professor Mark Reed’s is the first professorial appointment funded by the programme. Mark believes that much of the current work on sustainable food production under-emphasises the potential trade-offs with other services that landscapes provide for us, and would like to redress this through his research.

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For companies, both currently within the food supply chain and those with an ambition to grow new business in the sector, N8 AgriFood provides a single portal for industry to access not only the greatest concentration of agri-food academic expertise in the UK, but also major food producers and processors, retailers, farmers, government, investors and public health and nutrition specialists. This forum is a unique opportunity for industry to explore at first hand the real the potential for collaborative new projects and solutions to the major food, supply chain and agritech challenges. Programme coming soon

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Newly appointed N8 chair, Professor Koen Lamberts delivered the keynote address to an audience of MPs, government department officials and leading academics at a specially convened reception at the Houses of Parliament. He began by underlining the strength of the North’s research and innovation base, which has world class assets and expertise in academic, research centres and business.

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