We would like to share with you an online event hosted by British Embassy Bucharest- a virtual inward mission to the Midlands for CEE Agritech companies Event will be particularly useful for agri/tech companies.

Date: 28th Jan, 2021 (9.15-12.00 GMT)  


9.15 Introduction and welcome 

  • Tim Luft, Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP) Dealmaker

9.30 Utilising Midlands’ Agri-Tech infrastructure & ecosystem

  • Parmjit Chima, Head of Engineering, Harper Adams University

9.45 Running an Agri-tech company in the Midlands 

  • Halvard Grimstad, COO, Saga Robotics

10.10 Collaborative environment in UK agri-tech scene

  • Les Hurdiss, Hub Operational Manager, Agri-EPI Centre

10.15 Fireside chat - establishing an Agri-tech business in the UK: the journey from setting up to scaling up globally

10.30 Coffee & Break out rooms for 1to1 discussions

11.00 Business support to the agri & food tech companies in the Midlands - Telford and Wrekin (High Potential Opportunity in Precision Agriculture)

  • Liz Wakeham-Jones, Senior Account Manager, Telford & Wrekin Council

  • Jane Lycett, Agrifood Specialist, Midlands, DIT

11.30 Setting up a Business in the UK (accountancy / legal) 

  • EBS (Martin Williams MD)

11.45 Access to finance – raising VC and Business Angels rounds in the UK

  • Discussion with invited UK agritech focused VCs

12.15 Summary and Questions from the Panel

12.30 Wrap up and networking

Should you be interested in joining the event please email Cristina Dragu at cristina.dragu@fcdo.gov.uk