Translational Research

The APGC has been developed and designed in collaboration with key stakeholders to deliver solutions to industry and societal problems.

APGC’s co-designed and integrated research programmes’ objectives are:

  • Become a global development hub for vertical and indoor farming systems, associated knowledge and technologies
  • Become a global development centre for crop varieties with traits suitable for use in vertical farms
  • Develop crops resilient to predicted future climate scenarios in any given territory, effectively future-proofing agriculture and the food supply chain
  • Cut breeding time-cycles for new crop varieties for traditional cultivation – ‘speed breeding’
  • Develop new efficient crop storage techniques to minimise losses during processing, transportation and storage
  • Develop crops and growth systems to support food production in the developing world
  • Support growers with technology transfer, research support and knowledge exchange
  • Encourage and support ‘spin out’ businesses and attract ‘spin in’ businesses to Tayside.


The impacts and benefits of the APGC’s research and facilities.

Integrated Research
Key translational research outputs associated with resilience to climate change, speed breeding and post-harvest research have been identified