Office of Research

2016 Agriculture Technology Innovation Summit planned for Feb. 18

Published January 25, 2016

URBANA, Ill. - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is holding a summit on agriculture technology innovation and opportunities for entrepreneurship on Feb. 18 at the iHotel and Conference Center in Champaign.

Modern agriculture is being transformed by a confluence of new technologies and record-breaking investments in the sector to support new ventures. The University of Illinois is uniquely positioned where agriculture, engineering, and technology intersect. Topics such as drones, software, predictive analytics, sensors, data, and precision agriculture will be discussed.

This event will include speakers from industry, investors in agriculture, researchers, and examples of agriculture entrepreneurship. The one-day program will include keynote speakers, panel discussions, and a lunch program. The event is co-hosted by the U of I College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, the U of I Research Park, and the Office of Corporate Relations. 

The deadline for registration is February 4. Registration is free and is open at http://researchpark.illinois.edu/agtechsummit. The summit begins at 8 a.m. on Feb. 18 and concludes at 3 p.m.

An outline of the agenda for the summit is also available at the website, with a complete program available soon. 

News Source:

Neal Merchen, 217-333-0240