250 High-level industry experts came together at Rothamsted Research in January 2017 to work collaboratively on cutting-edge solutions to issues spanning the entire agricultural ecosystem, from pre-farm gate to consumers’ plates.
Building on the inaugural Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum, the 2018 Challenge Summit will focus on driving forward global agri-food challenges and facilitating focussed round table discussions on innovation policy and practice which help and hinder advancements in agri-food. The summit will once again be run jointly by RoCRE and Rothamsted Research.
Participation will be by invitation, although attendees who have not already been involved are welcome to apply. Places are limited to a maximum of 25 for each challenge workshop, of which there will be a maximum of four.
250 delegates from over 130 different organisations
12 expert industry-led workshops
10 industry exhibitors
Over 10 hours of high-level networking
Download the White Paper
The 2017 ROIF white paper is now available for download. Read a summary of the event and find out how you can get involved in our ongoing innovation projects.
As part of the development team behind the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum, I would like to welcome you to this site. We hope you are reading this because you share our commitment to finding solutions to some of the key global food security challenges.
We have all heard the figures on population growth, the limitations on yield, the nutritional challenges and so on. I will leave it to you to read these elsewhere. This forum is about action.
With your involvement, we aim to do two things:
- Discover an effective way that we can come together to start tackling these challenges by opening up and thereby accelerating the innovation process.
- Bring potential collaborators together from across backgrounds, to begin that process.
Please have a look around the website and be part of the Rothamsted Open Innovation Forum, located here in our world class conferencing facilities near London at Rothamsted Research, the oldest agricultural research institute in the world.
Programme Director and CEO, Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise 2017