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Tuesday 28th June

IoT in Food and Agritech

We look forward to welcoming you to the South Yorkshire IoT Meetup – “IoT in Food & Agritech” (in person or online)

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This meetup is for anyone with an interest in IoT (Internet of Things) and data across the region, everyone is welcome! The theme for 28 June is ‘IoT in Food and Agritech’, brought to you from the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering (NCEFE) at Sheffield Hallam University.

In a period of concern about food security, technology offers a way for food production to become more efficient and less wasteful. IoT in particular provides the opportunity to monitor the food growing or manufacturing environments, for example with sensors to detect moisture/light levels or machine processing activity. There is also a need to ensure data security in order to give confidence in food supply chains. Join us to hear about progress in the field!

Time: Tuesday 28 June 2022 – 5:15PM-7:15PM

Location: National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering, 811 Attercliffe Rd, Sheffield S9 2AA


  • 5:15PM – Refreshments & Networking
  • 5:40PM – Welcome & Introduction (and start time for online participants)
  • 5:45PM – Talks & Open Mic
  • 6:45PM – Pie & Peas Meal

Speakers: (10 minute talks + Q&A)

Mark Davies, Ioetec – Welcome

Professor Martin Howarth, Centre Director – Introduction to the National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering

Ken Brockbank – Sector Manager, Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering – West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership – AgriTech: A key sector for the Yorkshire region

Alec Anderson, Founder and Managing Director, Koolmill Systems  A disruptive and sustainable processing solution for rice and other cereals. Operating in 7 countries with over 40 partners, including NCEFE.

David Dixon and Gabrielė Barteškaitė, Co-founders Future Greens – A Sheffield-based indoor vertical farm growing salad and microgreens in an innovative way that is good for people and the planet.

Ben Thompson, Hartpury AgriTech Centre Manager – An industry facing and serving complex focussed on improving awareness, access and training with the latest technology and innovative solutions for agriculturalists

Time permitting, we will host an open slot towards the end for anyone wanting to shout out about their relevant IoT activity / events / interests.

For a taste of what’s to come, check out our last event, ‘IoT in Space’, here!

Our aims are to:

  • Create a vibrant group around IoT and cybersecurity that enables individuals and organisations to share their capability and stimulate discussion and collaboration (sales-type pitches are discouraged)
  • Enable real-world IoT applications, through facilitating technology research/development and commercial progress
  • Help position South Yorkshire as a leading IoT centre and lay the groundwork for larger events/activities that reinforce this reputation

We will follow Sheffield Digital’s Code of Conduct for meetups.

If you require any further information or support, please don’t hesitate to contact: with ‘SY IoT meetup’ in the title.

In registering for the meetup, you agree to your data being shared with Barnsley Council and DMC Barnsley. We’ll keep you up to date with our upcoming meetups and share relevant news we think you’d like to know about.

SY IoT Meetup is led by:

Ioetec  A Sheffield-based start-up working to improve cybersecurity for IoT devices

With sponsorship from:

Barnsley DMC – A place to start and grow your business, across two buildings with a community of outside the box thinkers

TEAM SY – Connecting the tech ecosystem across South Yorkshire

Additional supporters include: Things Network Sheffield, SmartSheffield, and the IoT Security Foundation