ALLTECH recently announced the signing of a research alliance with Harper Adams University in the U.K.
The alliance will be for three years and will be overseen by a steering committee consisting of staff members from Harper Adams and three Alltech staff on research partnerships.
"We are really excited to work with Harper Adams University. They are a well-established institution with a long tradition of working in the rural sector, and their vision for the future is an excellent fit with Alltech's," Dr. Jules Taylor-Pickard, Alltech solutions deployment team manager, said. "This research alliance will help Alltech bring further solutions to our markets and to solve real problems, benefitting society and the agriculture and food industries."
Alltech has collaborated with a number of top academic institutions in the past, including 12 research alliances across the globe, in order to find sustainable solutions to the key issues facing the agricultural industry, the company pointed out. This alliance represents one of three European connections and will advance the interests of all parties involved through educating the next generation of scientists.
"Europe, as a region, is one of the fastest to adopt new technologies and one of the best in terms of investment in agriculture. Harper Adams University is an ideal partner for Alltech in our mission to revolutionize the agriculture industry through novel technologies, working in synergy with the animal, while remaining safe and traceable for the consumer, without harming the environment. We are very excited to see where this research alliance will take us," Alltech chief scientific officer Dr. Karl Dawson added.
"Harper Adams University is delighted that a formal alliance has been put in place with Alltech and has every confidence that it will be beneficial to both parties. It really is an excellent model of how universities and industry should be working together for the benefit of agriculture," Harper Adams deputy vice-chancellor Peter Mills said.