APGC is a James Hutton Institute development that also involves cutting-edge expertise from technical, commercial and academic partners.
The unifying goal is to see the creation of a single specialist centre where the various strands of research and technical development can be worked on in the round.
This will accelerate progress and establish a technical and intellectual lead that brings economic opportunity and prepares for environmental and climate changes.
Why collaborating with us?
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