£150K Boost to agri-food production projects

£150,000 has been awarded to three universities for projects related to Internet of Things technologies aiming to boost agri-food production. These technologies are been exclusively developed foe the agri-food industry.

The Universities are the University of Aberdeen, the University of Sterling and the University of Nottingham. It is expected that these projects will last a period of six months. These pilot projects will be presenting their findings at the Internet of Food things Network Plus Conference in Lincoln which is been held from the 17th to the 19th of September.

The three projects are:

Aberdeen – Improved food safety in B2B and B2C food delivery through IoT

Stirling – Use of sensors to improve Pig productivity

Nottingham – IoT Enhanced Factory Cleaning

With the recent announcement of better access to networks from Ofcom as well projects like this will likely become more common in research as well as actual deployment in the Industry. We wish them the best of luck with their efforts.