The inclusion of ‘place’ as one of the UK Industrial Strategy’s five factors of productivity, recognises that plans evolving from it must be delivered locally.
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER) states, when it comes to a centre of expertise on the convergence of agriculture and enabling technologies from other sectors, its “Cambridge or Overseas”
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Local industrial strategy states the aim of being the “UK Capital of AgriTech”
The UK is a global centre of excellence for AgriTech research, development and innovation, with £200 million of additional funding invested nationally since 2013 through the UK Strategy for Agricultural Technologies.
ARC has the unique opportunity to build on the established reputations of Cambridge University, Cambridge-based science parks, the technology and agriculture corridors in our vicinity and the East of England’s life science heritage.