£4.3 million funding to roll out 5G in rural communities


£4.3 million funding to roll out 5G in rural communities

The government has announced the winners of a £25 million competition to pave the way for the future rollout of 5G technology in the UK.

Announced on the first anniversary of the Digital Strategy, test bed companies across the UK will lead efforts to make the country a world leader in 5G technology. Six small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), universities and local authorities have been selected to represent the best of innovation, resources and expertise in the UK.

The Digital Strategy was launched in March 2017 to drive the UK’s connectivity, telecommunications and digital sectors, investing in key industries, infrastructure and skills.

The six organisations will test 5G across a range of applications, including smart farming, using the internet of things to improve healthcare, increasing productivity in manufacturing and researching the future benefits of self-driving cars.

Milkalyser is working with one of the six project leads – 5G RuralFirst, led by Cisco and lead partner University of Strathclyde – who have received £4.3 million funding. The partnership’s focus is to deliver testbeds and trials to exploit 5G benefits for rural communities, focussing on industries such as agriculture, broadcasting and utilities.

The project aims to bring connectivity to rural communities, enabling smart farming in partnership with Agri-Epi Centre; researching innovative methods of delivering broadcast radio over 5G; as well as the delivery of 5G connectivity for IoT in utility and other industries in rural areas.

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Milkalyser launches at Dairy Tech 2018

On Wednesday 7th February, the Milkalyser team travelled to Stoneleigh Park for the Dairy-Tech 2018 show where we officially launched Milkalyser in the UK.

Professor Toby Mottram talks to members of the Bulgari group.

It was fantastic to meet so many of farmers, biologists and technicians and discuss the range of fertility problems currently facing the dairy industry.

The official launch of Milkalyser took place in the Dairy-Tech Show’s press centre, where our founder, Professor Toby Mottram, spoke to an engaged crowd on how Milkalyser can revolutionise fertility in the dairy industry.

We were pleased to receive a wide range of feedback and comments on the new milk analysis system and we are working hard to integrate this to Milkalyser as we enter our final stages of development.

Dairy-Tech also provided an opportunity to catch up with our Italian collaborator and distributor Bulgari. We were delighted to host the Bulgari group for the day, and to update them on developments since our European launch at the Cremona fair.

For those who expressed an interest in the technology, Milkalyser will be available for commercial trials in late 2018/early 2019.

We will be looking to recruit a selection of beta testers for this period. This will be an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of a revolutionary fertility management system. Get in touch if you are interested.

If you weren’t able to make the show then you can still find out more about Milkalyser and how it could benefit you here. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for all our latest updates.

ByFrancesca Harding

Milkalyser to launch at Dairy-Tech 2018

We are very excited to announce that Milkalyser will be launching at the Dairy-Tech 2018 event. We will be showcasing our newly developed inline milk progesterone analyser and we will be available all day to discuss how our product will revolutionise fertility in the dairy industry. This will be the first time that Milkalyser has been showcased in the UK and we are looking forward to sharing our work with you. In addition to this, our founder Professor Toby Mottram will be speaking at 12-12:30, discussing the role of technology will play in the future of dairy farming.

Dairy-Tech 2018 is being held on 7th February at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Milkalyser will be exhibiting at stand B13, where we can’t wait to discuss our product with you. However, if you can’t make the event we now have twitter so please follow us for all the latest Milkalyser updates.

ByFrancesca Harding

A visit from Ben Bradshaw and new premises

It’s been an exciting couple of months for Milkalyser, not only have we expanded into new premises but we have also hosted a visit from local MP Ben Bradshaw. Milkalyser have now joined the growing number of local science and technology companies at Exeter Science Park. The park is the home of science and technology in the south-west, with companies working in a range of areas from biosciences and medicine, to materials and sustainability. This space will now become our development area for Milkalyser, as well as providing a space to showcase our work.

Exeter Science Park Centre

We have already welcomed our first visitor to our Exeter Science Park exhibition workshop. On Friday 10th November,  MP for Exeter Ben Bradshaw paid us a visit whilst on a tour of the park. Our marketing partner, David Selway, explained the problems currently facing the dairy industry and how we are trying to solve them. Ben was interested to learn about the work that both Milkalyser, and eCow, do in improving dairy cow health; and recalled meeting founder, Toby Mottram, at previous events.

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ByToby Mottram

New vacancies following investment

Latest investment creates more work

We have just won a new £500k investment and we are going fast to develop our new technology with enquiries coming in from around the world.   If you are interested in working in Agritechnology in which our company group is a pioneer, then send your CV to Harriet@milkalyser.com . We have a number of vacancies developing as we expand.

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