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The Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub welcomed Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP for a visit to the Hub

24 May 2018

The visit commenced with an introduction of NIAB by Tina Barsby and the Chair of NIAB Board Jim Godfrey. Then the work of Hub was introduced by Lydia Smith and the importance of a circular economy. The visit also included Lucy Fraser MP, Mayor James Palmer, a representative member from our Steering Group Nick Allpress (Allpress Farms) and Martin Lutman from the Combined Authority.

The visitors also had a short tour, meeting some of the Hub businesses and the work of our EU project BioBoost concerned with higher valorisation of waste resources was promoted.

The Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub welcomed Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP for a visit to the Hub on  24th May 2018

The Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub welcomed Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP for a visit to the Hub on  24th May 2018

The Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub welcomed Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP for a visit to the Hub on  24th May 2018

The Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub welcomed Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP for a visit to the Hub on  24th May 2018

The Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub welcomed Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP for a visit to the Hub on  24th May 2018

The Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub welcomed Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP for a visit to the Hub on  24th May 2018

The Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub welcomed Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP for a visit to the Hub on  24th May 2018

The Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub welcomed Rt. Hon. Michael Gove MP for a visit to the Hub on  24th May 2018

Festival of Plants

19 May 2018

A great day showcasing the work of NIAB and the Innovation Hub to the public at the Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, Festival of Plants Day.

We had a focus on Soil Health with mycorrhiza fungal spores to look at through the microscope, soil samples for Visual Soil Assessment with guides as well as different soil types on display. We also promoted the work of BioBoost, our new business at the Hub; AgriGrub with their soil conditioner Frash and Celbius with Wildlife Friendly Zlug; a slug barrier made from olive waste.

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, Festival of Plants Day

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, Festival of Plants Day

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, Festival of Plants Day

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, Festival of Plants Day

Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, Festival of Plants Day

Mayor James Palmer and Cllr Charles Roberts visit and tour of the Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub

14 Feb 2018

Mayor James Palmer and Cllr Charles Roberts visit and tour of the Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub

Mayor James Palmer and Cllr Charles Roberts visit and tour of the Eastern Agri-Tech Innovation Hub

Innovation Hub hosts East Cambridgeshire District Councillors

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!

Innovation Hub hosts East Cambridgeshire District Councillors

Great attendance for Saving waste in horticulture: Optimising resources

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.

Event flyer & programme

Great attendance for Saving waste in horticulture

Great attendance for Saving waste in horticulture

Innovation Hub hosts the 3rd EU Interreg 2 Seas Mers Zeeen BioBoost partners meeting

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).

BioBoost and Interreg

Innovation Hub hosts the 3rd EU Interreg 2 Seas Mers Zeeen BioBoost partners meeting

Innovation Hub hosts the 3rd EU Interreg 2 Seas Mers Zeeen BioBoost partners meeting

Pleased to welcome Priti Patel for discussions about NIAB Innovation Farm and the new Innovation Hub

01 Mar 2017

Pleased to welcome Priti Patel for discussions about NIAB Innovation Farm and the new Innovation Hub

Fenland Councillors Meeting

28 Feb 2017

Fenland Councillors Meeting

Fenland Councillors Meeting

Fenland Councillors Meeting

A very interesting visit to Walpole Farm with Paul Walpole, discussing future uses for waste blackberries at the Innovation Hub

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.

Visiting Walpole Farm

Visiting Walpole Farm

Lucy Frazer QC, MP for South East Cambridgeshire, visited Innovation Hub on 10 February 2017 to meet the team and see the progress of projects at the Hub

10 Feb 2017

Lucy Frazer MP visits Innovation Hub

Lucy Frazer MP visits Innovation Hub

Lucy Frazer MP visits Innovation Hub