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

9:00am

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

9:00am

Delivered by Cattle Eye

Royal Dairy Innovation Award 2022 Finalist 1: Cattle Eye

Roger Allen

9:10am

Delivered by DeLaval

Royal Dairy Innovation Award 2022 Finalist 2:

DeLaval Flow-Responsive™ Milking

Gary Edwards, CMS Solutions Manager UK & IRE

9:20am

Delivered by Kingshay

Royal Dairy Innovation Award 2022 Finalist 3:

DigiFarm

Richard Simpson, Development Director

9:30am

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

9:40am

Sponsored by NZTE

New Zealand Agritech Innovation

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

Latest in Data and Automation

10:10am

Sponsored by RABDF

Data for dairy performance

George Lester, Dairy Farmer

10:35am

Sponsored by Trioliet

Trioliet – Automation in feeding technology

Martyn Northover, Area Sales Manager UK-South

10:45am

Sponsored by RABDF

Putting robots to work – a real farm perspective

Bruce Mackie, Rora Holsteins

Funding Your Innovation

10:55am

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

11:35am

Sponsored by Leyton

Enabling cash flow through tax relief incentives

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

Environment

11:50am

Sponsored by Mole Valley Farmers

How Mole Valley Farmers is helping farmers reduce their carbon footprints

Dr Matt Witt, Sustainability Manager, Mole Valley Farmers

12:10pm

Sponsored by Carbon Metrics

Financial benefits to carbon management – a case study

Helen Dent, Director, Carbon Metrics

12:25pm

Sponsored by Defra

Defra – An introduction to Future Farming

John Powell, Head of Agricultural Sectors Team

12:35pm

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

12:45pm

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

13:20pm

Sponsored by AHV

Quorum Sensing & Biofilm: Not a new phenomenon

Andy Adler, Veterinary Director, MoleCare Veterinary Services

The App Store

13:30pm

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

13:40pm

Sponsored by Herdwatch

How the farm management app Herwatch can help your business

James Greevy, Head of Innovation

13:45pm

Sponsored by Proagrica

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

Victoria Giles, Regional Account Manager

13:50pm

Sponsored by Safepoint

Improving farm safety through Safepoint’s lone worker safety solutions

Matt Rumbelow, Head of Design and Marketing Co-Founder

14:00pm

Sponsored by AHDB

AHDB Mobility App

Dr Nick Bell, Director of Herd Health Consultancy

The Future Of Dairying

14:05pm

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

14:15pm

Sponsored by Lely

Where next with the future of robotics on dairy farms?

Christian Nightingale, Commercial Sales Support, Barn Equipment

14:30pm

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

14:45pm

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

15:05pm

Sponsored by University of Nottingham

A palm-free fat supplement for dairy cows

Phil Garnsworthy, Professor of Dairy Science

15:15pm

Sponsored by EVONIK

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

Holly Malin, Technical Service Manager UK, Ireland & BeNeLux

15:25pm

Sponsored by University of Bristol

Cybersecurity for Food Security – precision agriculture and precision livestock farming

Sharad Agarwal, Research Associate

15:35pm

Sponsored by University of Reading

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

Zoe Barker, Postdoctoral Research Assistant

15:45pm

Royal Dairy Innovation Award 2022 – Winner announcement