Four centresOne Vision

The Agri-Tech Centres of Agricultural Innovation

The Agri-Tech Centres are a unique collaboration between Government, academia and industry to drive greater efficiency, resilience and wealth across the agrifood sector. A £90m investment from the UK’s strategic innovation agency (Innovate UK) is enabling the Centres to harness leading UK research and expertise as well as build new infrastructures and innovation.


join up existing excellence and invest in pioneering resources and research
address challenges that no one part of the sector can address alone
open up opportunities for transformational change
position the UK as a global leader in sustainable food production



The Centres are essential catalysts for change.  They provide a gateway for business to access the best scientific expertise - stimulating new research, practice and technology for the agrifood sector.  Each Centre has its own unique focus; building capabilities that can lead the world in delivering sustainable food and farming solutions.

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Crop AND soil health & protection

CHAP (Crop Health and Protection) is fundamentally changing how soil and crop threats are managed with fewer interventions, lower environmental impact and improved productivity.

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Animal productivity, welfare & health

CIEL (Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock) is driving new industry-led research and innovation to position the UK livestock sector as world-leaders in sustainability.

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Engineering & precision technologies

Agri-EPI (Engineering, Precision and Innovation Centre) is accelerating the adoption of new technologies to boost productivity.

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Data science, analytics & modelling

Agrimetrics is driving ground-breaking solutions from a range of valuable data sources influencing how we produce, supply and ultimately consume food.

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Success & Impact


A step change in crop and livestock productivity over the next five years with the uptake of precision and data technologies to reduce costs of food production and minimise impacts on the environment.


Holistic systems in place that benefit all; from food producers to processors, retailers, suppliers and society. Improving biodiversity to foster a thriving wildlife population, protecting our natural resources and enhancing the landscape.


A catalyst for innovation; new businesses, services, tools and products that meet the global food and environmental challenges of today and tomorrow.


Transparency across the whole food chain with world-leading standards of sustainable production, welfare and environmental responsibility meeting the needs of a healthier society