University of Reading

Reading, England

The University of Reading is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities, and is ranked 10th in the world. It has an international reputation for research spanning the whole food chain, and in particular has strengths in the areas of food chain and health, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity. Reading's approach to food security is about society using its resources effectively and efficiently to meet global nutritional needs.  

The university's Centre for Agri-Environmental Research (CAER) develops the science underpinning the sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystem services to enhance and protect food production while minimising environmental impacts.  Its Centre for Food Security joins together existing areas of research excellence to provide a platform for real-world research into the challenges of ensuring global food security. 

Reading are 4 times Prize Winners of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, the most prestigious form of national recognition open to a UK academic or vocational institution, recognising and celebrating the outstanding work and impact of higher and further education institutions. 

G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology

UTTARAKHAND, INDIA

Founded in 1960, the G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, also known as Pantnagar University, is celebrated for bringing about a revolution in agricultural education, research and extension, and for paving the way for the creation of 41 other agricultural universities in India.

The university utilised its 16,000 acres of land to launch one of the largest seed production programs at the time. The Nobel Peace Prize-winning scientist Dr. Norman E. Borlaug described Pantnagar as the "Harbinger of the Green Revolution” in India.

The university has been a significant force in the development and transfer of High Yielding Variety Seeds one of the main contributors to the dramatic rise in agricultural output during the last half of the 20th century, and of the related technology. The Mexican wheat varieties, developed by Dr. Norman Borlaug were tested in Pantnagar and locally adaptable selections and improved varieties were released for farmers. 

The G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology was founded as a collaboration between the Government of India and US universities including the University of Tennessee, the Ohio State University, the Kansas State University, the University of Illinois, the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Missouri. With a campus of over 10,000 acres, G.B. Pant University is now the second largest university in the world.

Gavin Jones Limited

SURREY, England

Gavin Jones Limited offer a full range of professional landscape management services delivered across the UK by a 400-strong team of gardeners. They are accredited Investors in People GOLD, and appointed Royal Warrant Holders for Landscape services to HM The Queen. 

They have accrued many industry awards including, BALI Grand /Principal Awards and RHS Chelsea Flower Show medals and won awards for projects undertaken for 2012 London Olympics - Queen Elizabeth Park, Potters Field Park, Bluewater Shopping Centre, Land Securities, Coca-Cola, The Level - Brighton and Google UK, amongst others. They have worked with a number of well-known companies, including Toyota, Imperial College, Foster Wheeler and Belron to deliver and maintain a series of ecology enhancements. 

Arnia

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, ENGLAND

Arnia is an innovative UK technology company working in 14 countries. Arnia’s unique remote monitoring system enables the collection of a rich dataset for scientists to assess the impact of factors such as land use, agricultural practices and forage quality on the health and dynamics of honey bee and bumble bee populations.

At present there is no geographic wide-scale data available about the status and dynamics of the honey bee and bumble bee populations in the UK.

Arnia has been working with scientists and supplying universities with hive monitoring equipment since 2010. The universities and bee research groups Arnia have worked with from across the world include: INRA: French National Institute for Agricultural Research; University of Wurzburg: Prof. Dr Juergen Tautz; Newcastle University; Exeter University; Kingston University; University of Ghent; Comenius University: Bratislava, Slovakia, Faculty of Natural Sciences; Eurofins; Bee Informed Project: US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food & Agriculture; University of California, Davis: Harry Laidlaw Honey Bee Facility; Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens ;University of Wisconsin; University of Maryland; Jamaican Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries: Apiculture Unit ; Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Maejo University, Chiang Mai, Thailand; International Institute of Logistics of Montreal.

Arnia has also presented at leading international apicultural conferences around the world.

Himalayan Farmlands Initiative

NAINITAL DISTRICT, Uttarakhand, India

The Himalayan Farmlands Initiative is a programme of the Sanskara Development Trust which undertakes conservation measures for wildlife by working with local communities, organisations and governing authorities.

The Himalayan Farmlands Initiative objective is to protect the farmlands in the Kotabagh Block in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, and create environmental, social and economic security for the village people by introducing ecologically sustainable and safe farming practices, allowing for the original hill folk to retain their farm lands thus protecting the health and natural environment for future generations.

Banwasi Seva Ashram

Sonbhadra, uttar pradesh, india

Our field partner in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh is the Banwasi Seva Ashram. The Ashram has a 60-year history of working successfully to empower local communities. Founded in 1954 by experienced social workers, the Ashram is a voluntary organisation promoting Mahatma Gandhi’s principles – it develops and implements programs to achieve cooperative self-sufficiency and self-reliance with the participation of the local beneficiary communities.

London Film Academy

LONDON, ENGLAND

Regarded as one of the most prestigious international film schools in the world, the London Film Academy ranks top of International Film School List. The LFA formed a partnership with Club Panico, created in the mid 1980s and with patrons that include Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones and Sir Ben Kingsley. Together with the LFA, Panico now serves as a stepping stone to industry for graduate and post graduate students.

Sutro

San Francisco, CA, USA

Data2O is a water testing and data analytics company. Its first product, the Sutro Aqua, is a sensor-driven, connected, learning device to monitor and understand water chemistry. It automates testing saving you time and money and keeping people safe. Sutro is a “drop-in” automatic water chemistry monitor that uses a platform of sensors to measure any reagent-based colorimetric process. Providing rapid in-situ results at a fraction of the cost of the competition, with a web-enabled UI.