Barclays Eagle Labs has partnered with the University of Lincoln to open an AgriTech hub focusing on the future of farming.

Eagle Labs are a growing national network of incubator spaces that provide business incubation, growth programmes, mentoring and co-working and office space for ambitious high-growth businesses.

By cultivating a community of likeminded entrepreneurs through a providing a collaborative work environment, access to their peers and opportunities to maximise growth through digital connections, curated events and funding opportunities, Eagle Labs are able to help start-ups to grow at pace.

Eagle Labs also specialises in positively disrupting key industries by bringing together key corporate players, industry bodies, leading universities and start-ups to enable rapid innovation and investment by asking them to collaborate and currently have dedicated LawTech, HealthTech, EnergyTech and AgriTech industry-aligned programmes and also have an AgriTech focussed Lab based at the Riseholme campus of the University of Lincoln.

With more than 30 Eagle Labs across the country and many more in the pipeline, our focus is to help to connect, educate and accelerate ambitious UK businesses and entrepreneurs.

Located at the University's Riseholme campus, Lincolnshire's Eagle Lab houses state-of-the-art robotics labs, a demonstration pack-house and a model refrigerated supermarket aisle, complemented by more traditional facilities, including  beef cattle and sheep to develop cutting-edge AgriTech research and help UK agriculture become the most digitally enabled farming industry in the world.

Eagle Labs Farm opened in Autumn 2020 and helps AgriTech entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers develop, prototype and test products. Lab members also benefit from support of a dedicated Ecosystem Manager, access to Barclays’ banking services, business expertise, mentoring and coaching and a year-round events programme. Find out more about the Eagle Labs Farm in Lincoln here.