South West
Advisory Services
Aqua Technology
Arable crops
Engineering and precision farming
Forestry and logging
Livestock, Breeding stock and genetics
Livestock, pets and horses


Farm491 is a leading UK-based innovation space focused on the future of farming and food systems. Based and owned by the Royal Agricultural University, we work with entrepreneurs through all their stages of growth leveraging our unique network of academic, industry and farming contacts and in-house experts to help companies achieve their aspirations primarily through strategic advice, support raising investment, finding the right talent to build the team, access to new customers and being part of a network of other entrepreneurs.

Farm491 is also involved in local and national policy on Agri-Tech and works with national and international partners to help reduce the fragmentation in the UK innovation ecosystem.

In supporting agri-tech and agri-food entrepreneurs in converting their idea or technology into a viable and successful business, we do so against three core values: empowering farmers, empowering consumers and building climate resilience.