Our impact

The Advanced Plant Growth Centre exists to harness the entrepreneurial spirit within the agriculture, food and drink sectors and enhance the collective capability and innovation. Our unique state-of-the-art facilities combine the best technological and digital solutions with world-recognised plant science to enhance food and crop security for the future and to mitigate against the impacts of climate change.​

3D rendered visualisation of the new Innovation centre building. A 2 story glass and wood building.

We are using the transformational investment in research infrastructure to expand the role UK-based science can play in the global Agriculture 4.0 ecosystem, enhancing controlled environment, precision agriculture and phenotyping. 

Our work offers the UK a clear role to lead the crop science agenda in a rapidly expanding commercial market, expected to be worth $23 billion by 2025.

Image: APGC and International Barley Hub main building visualisation.

Our purpose

Ensuring that Scotland and the UK takes the lead in an emerging market and potentially globally disruptive technology.​

Enabling novel research, development and innovation. 

To become world leaders in controlled environment agriculture ‘know-how’.​

Increasing capacity for new crops to cope with climate change, pest and disease and reduced availability of agrochemicals. 

Delivering the needs of Scottish and global agriculture.

Focussing on climate change mitigation, to understand better and predict how climates will influence crop productivity.

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