The AgriTech Ireland’s Industry Day took place on 29th March 2023 at the RDI Hub, Killorglin, Co. Kerry.
This event aimed to inspire the AgriTech Industry to grow and make connections with growth enabling supports. AgriTech Ireland cluster at MTU in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland are working together to accelerate the growth of the AgriTech industry. The sector is expected to double in size by 2030 driven by increased international sales.
The Keynote Speaker, Aidan Connolly – President of AgriTech Capital and author or “The Future of Agriculture”, delved into the macro challenges of food security and climate change and demonstrate case studies and best practices to accelerate growth in AgriTech.
Profile: Aidan is President of AgriTech Capital, a resource for new and established companies working at the interface of agriculture and technology.
Prior to this Aidan was CEO at Cainthus and CIO at Alltech among other senior roles in a 25 year plus career at that company. He is also a non-executive director at Origin Enterprises, the leading crop inputs company in Northern Europe.
AgriTech Capital has aided governments, fortune 500 food companies and large agri-businesses on their AgTech strategy. Aidan adds the innovative thinking and capital investment needed to go from possibility to reality. He has a strategic understanding of the marketplace and the regulatory parameters that set the environment.
Aidan has worked in over 100 countries and speaks five languages. He has worked in political associations, with state and national governments in the US, China, Europe and Brazil, international organizations such as the European Union and the United Nations.
Aidan also contributes to a wide range of publications in agriculture and business, including Forbes.