Agri-tech and industrial biotechnology

York and North Yorkshire is perfectly placed to be at the heart of sustainable food production and industrial biotechnology innovation.

Key information

If Agri-tech is the future of sustainable food production, then our region has the assets and innovations to be at the heart of it.

The sector is a huge global market, forecast to grow significantly to feed a growing population amidst climate change and other challenges.

York and North Yorkshire has a strong agricultural sector and an established cluster of assets, institutions and universities driving innovations such as vertical farming and controlled environment agriculture.

Meanwhile our industrial bioeconomy sector is playing a role in developing biological-based alternatives to materials and energy sources that rely on fossil fuels.