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UK AgriTech Industry

We’ve mapped the UK’s growing AgriTech industry using Real-Time Industrial Classifications (RTICs). Find out more about the companies investing in new agricultural technologies today using our innovative financial, investment and company data.

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What is AgriTech?

AgriTech is the sector term used to describe Agricultural Technology. In short: it’s the use of technology in farming to help improve efficiency, sustainability, and profitability, allowing us to make more from less.

With new technological advancements and a concentration in renewable practices, the UK’s agricultural industry has seen a radical transformation in recent decades, resulting in the emergence of a thriving new AgriTech sector. The industry is made up of companies developing and implementing new agricultural technologies with a focus on Net Zero, through automation, drone technology, precision framing and more.

AgriTech sector summary

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Here are the key facts about the AgriTech sector. The sector has a turnover of £13.1bn currently, has received £1.3bn of investment and the sector is growing at 7.1% per year.

1,227
COMPANIES CONSIDERED
£13.1bn
TOTAL TURNOVER
25,568
TOTAL EMPLOYEES
£1.3bn
TOTAL INVESTMENT FUNDING
£919.3m
TOTAL INNOVATE UK GRANT FUNDING
7.1%
AVERAGE COMPANY GROWTH PER YEAR

AgriTech verticals

Our industry data goes deep. See the top verticals and specialisms making waves in the UK AgriTech industry today.

Our AgriTech RTIC is made up of 7 individual verticals. The top verticals in this sector include AgSciences, and Remote Sensing. You can find out more about the verticals by downloading our RTIC report, or by signing up for a free trial of The Data City platform.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0003 AgriTech 1200 companies

    Companies developing and implementing new agricultural technologies, with an additional focus on Net Zero advancements in the field.

    • AgriTech: AgSciences

      Companies in the field of life sciences pushing for agricultural innovation by providing specialised products or services, like GMO seeds

      515 companies
    • AgriTech: Automation

      Companies producing machinery and/or technology that enable the automation of agricultural processes

      150 companies
    • AgriTech: Drone Technology

      Companies providing drone technology, or services reliant on drone technology, to the agricultural industry

      99 companies
    • AgriTech: Management Platforms

      Companies providing software and/or platforms that enable agricultural data management and analytics

      209 companies
    • AgriTech: Precision Farming

      Set of products and/or services that enable real-time and off-field monitoring and control of agricultural processes

      83 companies
    • AgriTech: Remote Sensing

      Companies providing products that make possible agricultural monitoring off-field

      377 companies
    • AgriTech: Vertical Farming

      Companies producing the technology and related services and infrastructure that enable vertical farming

      114 companies

AgriTech industry growth

Based on a growth rate of 7.1%, we expect that this sector could be worth £13.7bn by 2024. Below you can see our forecast of the growth of the sector.

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