3D bioprinter revolutionises skin research
A new piece of technology at the University of Plymouth is helping researchers develop a working skin substitute. The 3D bioprinter will enable the team to test whether extracts from native Cornish plants and seaweeds have powerful skin-care applications.
Scientists join forces to boost crop production
Academics from the University of Plymouth have signed a memorandum of understanding with the University of Jeddah to explore joint projects that would allow plants to be grown in controlled conditions in the Middle East
Factory conditions could alleviate climate threat to plant production
Plant Factory Cornwall, created by scientists at the University of Plymouth with funding from Agri-Tech Cornwall, aims to use artificial lighting powered by solar energy to create the best possible conditions for fruit and vegetables to flourish.
A Cornish plant factory
Find out more about the Plant Factory project at the University of Plymouth.
Understand how researchers at the University of Plymouth are investigating autonomous harvesting.
A recipe for soil
Discover research at the University of Plymouth investigating manufacturing soil.
Launch of Plant Factory Cornwall
What's on at the University of Plymouth: Launch of Plant Factory Cornwall. Sustainable Earth Institute event. University of Plymouth, 14 August 2018.
Scientists develop harvesting robots that could revolutionise farming practices
Scientists at the University of Plymouth are working with companies in Cornwall to develop ground-breaking technology which could assist fruit and vegetable growers with the challenges they face in harvesting crops
University benefits from £10m project to enhance use of technology in agriculture
Four research projects based at the University of Plymouth have received funding as part of Agri-Tech Cornwall, a three-year, £10million initiative part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, with match-funding from Cornwall Council