Day 1 - Developing affordable, scalable detection solutions for crop threats

(16th February) 

09.30    Arrival and coffee

09.50   Welcome and introduction

10.00   STEFAN LEUTENEGGER, Imperial College London, UK

10.25    STEPHEN ASTON, One Acre Fund, Rwanda

10.50    FIRAT GÜDER, Imperial College London, UK

11.15     Coffee break

11.35    PHIL SWARBRICK, CABI, UK

12.00   COLIN TURNBULL, Imperial College London, UK

12.25   DANNY COYNE, IITA, Kenya

12.50   Lunch and networking 

13.50   TONY CASS, Imperial College London, UK

14.15    DOUGLAS MIANO, University of Nairobi, Nairobi

14.40   PAUL FRENCH, Imperial College London, UK

15.05   Coffee and networking

15.30   Introduction to Sandpit event

15.40  Participant introductions (1 minute pp) 

16.10   Workshop Session 1: Identifying the challenges in developing countries

16.50  Wine and Nibbles (continuing discussions)

17.30   Check-in at De Veres Sunningdale Park Hotel (for overnight attendees)

18.30  Dinner at De Veres Sunningdale Park Hotel


Day 2 - Sandpit event

(17th February)

09:00   Coffee and networking

09:20   Workshop Session 2: Identifying strategies / ideas to address shortlisted challenges

10:30   Coffee Break and discussions

10:50   Workshop Session 3: Technologies needed to implement strategies / ideas

12:00   Working Lunch

13:00   Workshop Session 4: Formulating proposals

14:00   Workshop Session 5: Pitching proposals

16:00   Coffee Break (proposal evaluation by judges)

16:30   Workshop Session 6: Judges feedback 

17:00   Drinks & Nibbles

17:30   Workshop close