Impact and Society

Our Research

Considering the end-to-end food and farming value chain, together with systems within our agricultural ecosystem, looking at the value technology can liberate and how can we engineer solutions that deliver global impact to some of our world challenges. The University of Lincoln is focusing research around the United Nations sustainable development goals; so considering ways in which technology can impact global systems for good is a natural part of our research.

Research Projects

UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Network-Strategic Task Group in Agri-robotics

A strategic task group for Agri-Robotics (STAR); bringing together robotics, autonomous systems and AI research from around the UK focused on agriculture and the food production pipeline.

Project LeadProfessor Elizabeth Sklar

Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council - UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) Network


Developing data trusts for the food supply chain

Research to deliver a strategic roadmap and Proof-of-Value for the creation of viable Data Trusts in the Food and Drink Sector.  Data Trusts would enable more efficient and effective data sharing amongst actors within the UK food supply chain.

Project LeadProfessor Simon Pearson

Funder: Food Standards Agency


Collaboration on diffuse rural pollution

A project to continue to develop the diffuse rural pollution demonstration farm project and assess and report the environmental benefits from the mitigation measures employed.

Project LeadIsobel Wright

Funder: The Environment Agency