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June 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event is not run by an association in the Tech Alliance, but may be of interest to some members.

SAT Summits are industry led events dedicated to increasing the depth of the conversation and understanding of the agritech eco-system and its potential. This particular SAT Summit focuses on SEED and is a deep dive into the Agritech sector from a funding, support and start-up perspective. The conversation goes beyond the overviews to get us thinking and dives into issues (in many cases for the first time on such a platform) like agricultural problems that need an agritech solution, what to do with an idea, research and development, funding, the investor landscape, strategic partnerships, acquisition, data owenership and much more…

The summit agenda is structured to include esteemed keynote speakers, international best practice, industry leader case studies and discussion panels allowing for LIVE Q&A in specific topic areas. Furthermore, the agenda uses virtual event technology to explore different sectors within the industry in greater detail….areas.

This unique event will also highlight some of the great innovators and shine a spotlight on some of the highest potential start-ups in the space.

Topics will include:

  • The 4th Revolution in Agriculture Global Opportunities
  • VCs and Funding
  • Investment Opportunities
  • Start-Ups
  • Scaling & Growing
  • Data, Legal & GDPR
  • Hubs, Research and Initiatives
  • Product Rollout
  • Strategic Partnering & Collaboration
  • R&D Best Practice
  • Traditional Industry Adapting
  • Acquisition


Lorcan Allen Business Editor, Business post

Hadar Sutovsky – Vice President External Innovation, ICL Group, Israel

Peter Wren-Hilton – Managing Director, Wharf 42, New Zealand

Theo Kanellos – Director Business Development and Allliances, Zoetis International

Cathal Fitzgerald – Senior Investment Director Food and Agriculture, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Brendan O’Connell – Chief Executive, AgriTechNZ

Ger Heffernan – Principal, Heffernan Financial Advisory.

James Maloney – Enterprise Ireland

Danny O’Brien – Managing Director EMEA, SVG Ventures | THRIVE

Nicky Deasy – Managing Partner, Yield Lab Europe

Donal Ryan Investment Director, Finistere Ventures

Dr. Michael Gifford Head of Commercialisation, NIAB, UK

Edmond Harty – Former Entrepreneur of the Year & Adjunct Full Professor, UCD

Dr. Terry Smith – President, Dairy Strategies, USA

Mike Salter – Innovation Scout/R&D Facilitator, AB Agri, UK

Karen Hildebrand PHD – Head, WW Solutions Architecture, Agriculture, Amazon Web Services

Mareese Keane – Co-Founder, Opengate Partners, USA

Donal Ryan – Managing Partner, Finistere Ventures

Those that should attend include:

  • Agri-Tech Companies
  • Technology Specialists
  • Cloud, Bandwidth & SaaS Providers
  • Venture Capitalists and Investors
  • AgriBusiness Partners
  • Food & Drink Companies
  • Regulatory & Government Agencies
  • Banks, Finance & investment Institutions
  • Consultancy & Advisory Firms
  • Legal Firms
  • Academia
  • International Trade Associations
  • Industry Service Suppliers

To adapt to the current environment and the growing demand for delegates to enjoy the conference experience in an online manner, SAT Summit will come to you as a virtual event.

While our delegates will join in from the comfort of their homes and offices across Ireland and around the world, the event itself will be broadcast live from our dedicated studio in Dublin. Many of our speakers and panellists will appear live on stage, while our international keynotes and participants will be video-conferenced in to join the conversation.

Delegates will have the opportunity to step into the unique virtual summit environment, which includes access to the main virtual conference stage for the full day, live speaker & panel Q&A sessions, a virtual exhibition hall, copies of presentations & content post-event, as well as the opportunity to network, connect and chat with fellow online attendees, speakers and partners in real time.

Virtual attendance will be easily facilitated by our specially customised conferencing platform and dedicated AV team.

Benefits of virtual attendance include:

  • Access to Virtual Main Stage for all keynotes, presentations and debates
  • Deeper dives into topics with multiple streaming tracks
  • Video content of the latest industry innovation
  • Breakout and roundtable sessions
  • Opportunities to meet 100’s of attendees virtually, and set up meetings and conversations
  • Online virtual exhibition hall
  • Meet the industry using our matchmaking and profiling facilities
  • Copy of attendee list post-event
  • Copy of all presentations post-event



June 30, 2021
8:00 am - 5:00 pm