Our Research

Thorvald robot on lawn at Riseholme campus

Making a Difference Through Innovation

With a clear focus on improving productivity, efficiency, and sustainability through innovation, LIAT’s researchers are engaged in international impactful research designed to make a difference across the food chain. Encapsulating an interdisciplinary approach, our research brings together crop science, computer science, engineering, robotics, AI, and data management application.

The application of technological innovation is crucial to help solve some of the big challenges facing agriculture and food production. LIAT works closely with industry partners to apply research in a real-life setting, supporting industry needs.

Research Themes

Research Themes and Sustainable Development Goals

Our research is embedded in the following University research themes, a unique set of areas that key into our goals as a civic university undertaking internationally significant research with local relevance, and as researchers engaged in the pursuit of excellence. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals badges represent our research and collaborations in terms of their contribution to the issues the world faces today and into the future.

Research Centres