Digital innovation farm Tech Box Park at Hartpury – Enabling the growth and development of Gloucestershire’s Agri-Tech businesses

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Are you an innovative SME looking to develop a product or service for the Agri-Tech sector?

Officially launched this month, Hartpury’s pioneering new Tech Box Park programme provides access to specialist, innovative workspace and free support to businesses looking to develop new or existing Agri-Tech products or services and help them accelerate to market.

The brand-new facility provides dedicated working space and support packages, access to Hartpury’s commercial farm, and an extended farming network for practical trials and feasibility testing across the county where businesses can explore, test, research, and develop new products, or enhance existing ones.

 “With the largest and fastest-growing network of Agri-Tech SMEs to work with, it’s an exciting time to be working in Gloucestershire.” Catherine Briggs – Tech Box Park Manager

Tech Box Park benefits…

Our FREE programme gives SMEs access to:

  • Space for collaboration, idea generation, expertise, advice, and physical activities
  • Advice and guidance from a network of Agri-Tech and Food-Tech experts
  • Use of Hartpury’s commercial farm and an extended farming network for practical farm trials and feasibility testing
  • Access to farming data, research, equipment, and resources to test, refine and grow your propositions
  • Your own Tech Box Park workspace unit complete with the latest technology
  • A suite of support packages tailored to your specific business needs
  • Hartpury’s enviable support and world-class knowledge network that includes farmers, entrepreneurs, technologists, and academics

Looking to make a £10K investment in your business?

Get £5K back via our Innovation Voucher Scheme to help your business grow

Innovative work space – available NOW

A place, and a space for innovation

Join existing members and entrepreneurs today!

Each of our five Tech Box units provides an innovative, self-contained working space for desk-based product development and testing. The flexible, high-tech work and demonstration space offers SMEs a unique environment to launch products to clients physically and virtually.

Our suite of business support

Our fully funded 12-hour programme offers bespoke business support packages in:

  • Innovation for Environmental Sustainability
  • Product Development and Testing Facilities
  • Field Validation and Market Testing
  • Showcase Marketing and Promotion

“The DronePrep team has been working with Hartpury Agri-Tech team to explore how farmers can use drones to create diversified income for farm estates. It has been an amazing adventure thus far and we are incredibly excited to join the Tech Box Park community to strengthen ties with Hartpury and the farming community.” – Gareth Whatmore, DronePrep/Sky Highways – CEO

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Shaping the future of digital farming…

Hartpury is committed to the advancement of Agri-Tech and supports the vision of HM Government that the UK becomes a world leader in agricultural technology, innovation, and sustainability.

The Digital Innovation Farm project, home to both the £2 million Tech Box Park and £2 million Agri-Tech Centre, provides a unique opportunity for students and staff to connect with business, whether through research partnerships or work placement and employment opportunities.

“Our state-of-the-art complex will be attracting leading Agri-Tech companies and contributing to increased productivity in the UK and beyond.” Russell Marchant – Vice-Chancellor, Principal & CEO – Hartpury University and Hartpury College

Book a Tour…

To find out more about how we can support your business, or book a tour of our facilities contact our team on 01452 702546 or email enquiries@DIA-T.Hartpury.ac.uk

Hartpury.ac.uk/techboxpark

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