Innovation Hub

New products, new concepts and new ideas.

The Innovation Hub is designed to expand horizons, ways of thinking and to introduce new concepts. It will showcase groundbreaking technology and the most innovative products available to the market.

Seminars and workshops at Dairy-Tech are eligible for Dairy Pro points and registered Dairy Pro members can collect points which will be recorded against their personal and business profiles, giving recognition to their professionalism in dairying. To become a member register at the AHDB stand – Find out more about Dairy Pro

We are currently working on the 2023 timetable, please keep checking for updates.

In the meantime, we’ve left the 2022 timetable below so you are able to get an idea of the type of speakers and content included on the hub.

To download the 2022 Innovation Hub timetable, please click here

Dairy Tech 2022 – April 7th


Sponsored by RABDF

Royal Dairy Innovation Award 2022

See the finalists present their latest products to the judges for a chance to win the Royal Innovation Award 2022.

Judges: Tim Downes, Chair of Judges; Micheal Marsden, Trident Feeds; Lyndsay Chapman, CIEL


Delivered by Cattle Eye

Royal Dairy Innovation Award 2022 Finalist 1: Cattle Eye

Roger Allen


Delivered by DeLaval

Royal Dairy Innovation Award 2022 Finalist 2:

DeLaval Flow-Responsive™ Milking

Gary Edwards, CMS Solutions Manager UK & IRE


Delivered by Kingshay

Royal Dairy Innovation Award 2022 Finalist 3:


Richard Simpson, Development Director


Sponsored by Trident Feeds

Driving cow intakes and milk yields with the high energy rumen-protected protein NovaPro

Georgie Croxford, Head of Technical, Trident Feeds

Worldwide Technology


Sponsored by NZTE

New Zealand Agritech Innovation

Vanessa O’Neill, European Regional Director of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Latest in Data and Automation


Sponsored by RABDF

Data for dairy performance

George Lester, Dairy Farmer


Sponsored by Trioliet

Trioliet – Automation in feeding technology

Martyn Northover, Area Sales Manager UK-South


Sponsored by RABDF

Putting robots to work – a real farm perspective

Bruce Mackie, Rora Holsteins

Funding Your Innovation


Sponsored by UKRI

UKRI’s Transforming Food Production Innovcation Showcase: Accelerating innovation in farming

  • Tom Jenkins (BSc, PhD, FRSB), Deputy Challenge Director – Transforming Food Production UK Research and Innovation
  • Lucy Mather, livestock and aquaculture manager, KTN
  • Jonathan Statham, CEO, RAFT Solutions
  • Douglas Armstrong, CEO, IceRobotics,
  • Andrew McLay, Innovation Lead, Transforming Food Production, UKRI


Sponsored by Leyton

Enabling cash flow through tax relief incentives

Matilda Hayward, Senior Technical Consultant and Matthew Davidson, Sales Manager



Sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers

How Mole Valley Farmers is helping farmers reduce their carbon footprints

Dr Matt Witt, Sustainability Manager, Mole Valley Farmers


Sponsored by Carbon Metrics

Financial benefits to carbon management – a case study

Helen Dent, Director, Carbon Metrics


Sponsored by Defra

Defra – An introduction to Future Farming

John Powell, Head of Agricultural Sectors Team


Sponsored by Envirosystems UK Ltd

‘DEFRA Farm Innovation’ research explores an alternative approach to reducing slurry ammonia emissions

Dr Henry Russell, Envirosystems UK Ltd

Emerging Agri-tech


Sponsored by Agri-Epi Centre

Game Changing agri-tech – a vision for the future of sustainable dairy production

Duncan Forbes, Head of Dairy, Agri-EPI Centre


Sponsored by AHV

Quorum Sensing & Biofilm: Not a new phenomenon

Andy Adler, Veterinary Director, MoleCare Veterinary Services

The App Store


Sponsored by Concept Dairy

Using the latest technology to give farmers more control over their future milk price

Diarmaid Mac Colgain, Founder & CEO of Concept Dairy


Sponsored by Herdwatch

How the farm management app Herwatch can help your business

James Greevy, Head of Innovation


Sponsored by Proagrica

Farmplan Business Cloud – the cloud accounting software package specifically designed for the agricultural community

Victoria Giles, Regional Account Manager


Sponsored by Safepoint

Improving farm safety through Safepoint’s lone worker safety solutions

Matt Rumbelow, Head of Design and Marketing Co-Founder


Sponsored by AHDB

AHDB Mobility App

Dr Nick Bell, Director of Herd Health Consultancy

The Future Of Dairying


Sponsored by Westpoint Farm Vets and Kingshay Farming and Conservation Ltd

Maximise the performance of your herd with training

Tim Potter, Senior Clinical Director Westpoint Farm Vets and Kingshay Farming and Conservation Ltd


Sponsored by Lely

Where next with the future of robotics on dairy farms?

Christian Nightingale, Commercial Sales Support, Barn Equipment


Sponsored by CIEL

Agriculture’s net zero challenge – what are the realistic options for dairy?

Phil Bicknell, head of Business Development, Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock


Sponsored by Bennamann

Adopting a new apporach to slurry management and the potential financial, operational and enviromental benefits

Dr Chris Mann, Chairman and CTO

Science And Research


Sponsored by University of Nottingham

A palm-free fat supplement for dairy cows

Phil Garnsworthy, Professor of Dairy Science


Sponsored by EVONIK

No Soya? No problem! Amino acid balancing to save the planet

Holly Malin, Technical Service Manager UK, Ireland & BeNeLux


Sponsored by University of Bristol

Cybersecurity for Food Security – precision agriculture and precision livestock farming

Sharad Agarwal, Research Associate


Sponsored by University of Reading

Production and nutritional value of multi-species swards: Results from the Diverse Forages Project

Zoe Barker, Postdoctoral Research Assistant


Royal Dairy Innovation Award 2022 – Winner announcement