The four-year LegumePlus project came to an end in 2015 and, to celebrate
the achievements of all involved, a dissemination event titled Bioactive
Legumes: Forages with Veterinary, Nutritional & Environmental Qualities:
Opportunities and Development was held at NIAB Innovation Farm in October
Researchers involved in the project presented their research and a group
of around 40 delegates discussed the findings.
The National Institute of Agricultural Botany's visitor centre has been
short-listed for a national 'green' construction award for the second year in
The Sophi Taylor Building, opened in 2013, is one of only four
construction projects short-listed for the BREEAM 2015 award in the 'offices
- new construction' category, in recognition of the building's environmental
credentials in construction and management. The other buildings are 1 Pancras
Square at Kings Cross, Blox in Prague and the Tata Steel Visitor Centre in
E-Marketing Masterclass Programme for Food Sector SMEs
Posted on Thu, 05/06/2014 by David Broach
NIAB Innovation Farm is pleased to confirm that its Digital Marketing
Masterclass programme will commence on 16th September 2014. This
programme will be specifically targeted at SME's in the food
production sector and will consist of 4 workshops covering the
The National Institute of Agricultural Botany's new
visitor centre in Cambridge has been short-listed for a national 'green'
With a roof covered by living plants and photo-voltaic cells, rainwater
harvesting, automatic ventilation, biomass boiler and a zero carbon
construction, the Sophi Taylor Building has some of the most outstanding
green building credentials in the UK.
Innovation Farm Collaboration with Opportunity Peterborough Ecotech Cluster
Posted on Tue, 21/01/2014 by David Broach
A new Collaboration between NIAB Innovation Farm and Opportunity
Peterborough is offering 16 fully funded places for
clean technology SMEs based in the East of England on its
new digital marketing workshop programme worth £3,600.
Innovation in Crops 2013: Biosciences, Biorenewables, Bioeconomy,
25 November, John Innes Centre, Norwich
The InCrops annual conference will be held on 25 November at the John
Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich.The event will showcase tangible
project achievements, exciting new funding opportunities from the adapt group
and beyond, and the world-class facilities available to businesses at InCrops
project partner, the Norwich Research Park.
How shows, exhibitions and festivals can help your business
Posted on Mon, 14/10/2013 by Claire Pumfrey
The workshop is the perfect opportunity to gain top tips on
how to make the most of your stall and the upcoming fairs and events, to
ensure your Christmas sales reach their full potential!
Covering topics such as:
And… what do you do? Free* Business Pitch Training
Posted on Wed, 13/03/2013 by Claire Pumfrey
How to Transform any conversation you
have in to a potential sale, collaboration or business partnership!
Do you run your own business? What do you say when someone asks you "What
do you do"? Is your answer strong enough to turn that person into a potential
client, collaborator or a promoter of your business?
NIAB Innovation Farm begins construction of zero-carbon reception building
Posted on Mon, 06/08/2012 by Dr Lydia Smith
Work has begun on a new £1.4 million building on the outskirts of
Cambridge dedicated to showcasing the benefits of plant genetic innovation in
agriculture and industry.
Scientist and broadcaster Professor Heinz Wolff celebrated the start of the
construction of NIAB Innovation Farm's reception building, on NIAB's Park
Farm site near Histon, with a traditional sod-cutting ceremony.
Producing quality rapeseed on Thursday 26th April, 2012
Oilseed rape growers and advisors can explore the
science behind the crop's recent developments to better understand how they
can improve on-farm production and crop marketing at this season's first NIAB
Innovation Farm workshop.
Are you a small to medium business (SME) based in Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk,
Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire or Hertfordshire? In these difficult times the
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is investing £90 million into our
region to support SMEs via a range of activities and projects which could be
of direct benefit to your business. From resource audits, grants and
innovation support, to collaborative projects with universities, ERDF has the
potential to make a real difference.
A unique £6.8 million NIAB project has secured EU funding to
improve the transfer of innovative plant science from research laboratories
through to commercial markets.
NIAB Innovation Farm has been awarded a £2.7 million grant from the
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with additional match-funding
coming from industry and academic partners.
NIAB Innovation Farm 2012 event programme has been provisionally
announced. This set of specialist workshops provides an exciting opportunity
to connect and assist researchers, plant breeders, agri-food businesses
policy makers, innovators and consumers.
Thursday 26th April
All about oilseeds
Tuesday 19th June
Thursday 28th June
Breakthrough technology: crops for the future