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LegumePlus final research dissemination meeting

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 2015. Researchers involved in the project presented their research and a group of around 40 delegates discussed the findings.

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NIAB's Sophi Taylor Building BREEAM 2015 finalist

The National Institute of Agricultural Botany's visitor centre has been short-listed for a national 'green' construction award for the second year in a row. 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 Port Talbot.

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E-Marketing Masterclass Programme for Food Sector SMEs

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 following areas:

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NIAB visitor centre short-listed for green award

The National Institute of Agricultural Botany's new visitor centre in Cambridge has been short-listed for a national 'green' construction award. 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.

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Innovation Farm Collaboration with Opportunity Peterborough Ecotech Cluster

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.

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InCrops Annual Conference

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.

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How shows, exhibitions and festivals can help your business

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:

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The embodiment of sustainability

MacLeod Complex Set on the border of the Cambridge Headquarters the MacLeod Complex has grown from the original farm site to a modern 3,300m2 glasshouse complex with a purpose built visitor centre.

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And… what do you do? Free* Business Pitch Training

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?

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NIAB Innovation Farm begins construction of zero-carbon reception building

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.

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Exploring the future potential of OSR on UK farms

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.

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Support offered to small businesses

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.

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Funding secured for NIAB Innovation Farm

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.

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New workshops and events announced - 2012

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 Food quality Thursday 28th June Breakthrough technology: crops for the future

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