Cornwall is pioneering new technologies

and creating a world class Agritech sector

By 2050 the world must feed 9 billion people. To meet this demand, we need to make changes to the way food is produced whilst ensuring the environment is protected for generations to come. Agritech is responsible for addressing these challenges and shaping the future of agriculture.

Cornwall is demonstrating why the UK is regarded as a Global Centre of Excellence for Agritech Research, Development, and Innovation. Agriculture is in the DNA of the region.  For generations, innovative farmers and producers have capitalised on the regions climate and natural assets, resulting in particularly strong Dairy, Grassland and Speciality Cropping sectors. The region’s Superfast Broadband connectivity provides unrivalled internet connectivity, making the region one of the best rurally connection regions in the world.

Cornwall is pioneering new technologies with the help of internationally recognised research and development institutions; Rothamsted Research, Plymouth University and the University of Exeter. These, bolstered by Duchy College – a leading educational facility, provide the perfect balance of research, education and expertise to grow or launch a successful agriculture technology business from Cornwall. This offer is further enhanced by the South West Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence, based at the iconic Goonhilly Earth Station, capitalising on the region’s expertise in Satellite Applications, driving innovation and research into Agritech.

To talk about growing your business by expanding into Cornwall and taking advantage of our strong Agritech roots, get in touch.


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Water Powered Technologies

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Precision Grazing

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Cornish businesses set to benefit from closer ties with New Zealand

9th August, 2019

A new agreement between Cornwall and the Waikato region of New Zealand opens up opportunities for Cornwall-based businesses looking to trade in the Asia-Pacific region. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 29th July 2019 between Cornwall Trade & Investment (CTI), the Cornwall Chamber […]

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Artificial intelligence start-up searches for the perfect home, settles in Cornwall

11th June, 2019

Truro is a long way from home for New Zealand tech start-up SimSage, but company founders Sean Wilson and Peter de Vocht say it’s the perfect place for the early-stage company. According to Wilson and de Vocht, Cornwall offers a unique opportunity for the New […]

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Cornwall’s eclectic mix of work environments offers a variety of opportunities from collaborative seaside co-working spaces through to industrial workshops

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Cornwall’s businesses engage with and attract a highly motivated pool of professionals who are making the most of Cornwall’s unparalleled work/life balance

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Finance & Funding

We work closely with various organisations to introduce your business to finance and funding opportunities throughout the region and beyond

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Work hard. Play hard. Live well.

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Cornwall is home to a uniquely supportive and collaborative business community, and as soon as you arrive, you’ll feel it.

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Location & Connectivity

1 hour to London. 5 minutes to the beach. Up to 330 Mbps

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Why invest in Cornwall?

If you’ve got questions about establishing your business here, or if you’d like to find out exactly how we can support you, get in touch today

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