International science with local solutions

We have a unique role in the UK in driving research and the development and adoption of controlled environment and precision agriculture, underpinned entirely by science.

Through local and international collaboration and partnership we 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 and its consequences.

The global hub for precision and controlled environment agriculture and the agrotechnology sector is expected to be worth $23 billion by 2025.

Our projects


Our facilities

Positioned between research and industry, our four core facilities bring together a range of technologies in a single research facility, interconnected but independent, facilitating scientific innovation and discovery in controlled environments and precision agriculture and phenotyping.