The Veterinary Health Innovation Engine (vHive) is a research centre, startup and incubator supported by a co-investment of £8.5 million in resources dedicated to the development and adoption of new digital technologies in animal health.
Zoetis and the University of Surrey have provided matched financial and in-kind support through people expertise, products and technologies. The Centre is designed to have available resources in excess of 12 million US dollars for the next 3 years.
We are very grateful for Enterprise M3 for their financial support of £200,000 towards the development of the vHive work-space.
This exciting new initiative has been created with the important intent to serve as a technology and smart business hub that others will be able to join – as observers, as participants in projects, and as joint investors in the future of this pioneering centre.
We will seek additional funding for individual projects within the initiative in the coming year, and welcome proposals for collaboration.
Creating lasting partnerships
The Centre for Digital Economy (CoDE)
Based at the Surrey Business School, the Surrey Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE) is a major effort focused on the impact of digital technology on businesses, the economy, and society. CoD analyses the broad economic, organizational, and sociological changes brought about by the advance and spread of digital technology. The rapid speed of development of precision farming technologies and digitalised animal medicine will greatly benefit from the specialised input from the CoDe and Surrey Business School, providing business insights to support an ever-changing animal health arena.
Zoetis Centre for Digital Innovation
The Centre for Digital Innovation is a Zoetis tech-city hub located in Shoreditch, London, which combines digital expertise from Silicon Valley with our conventional global animal health business. The vHive initiative will facilitate external validation of novel digital technologies developed by Zoetis, and the VetSupport+ data ecosystem will provide Big Data to contribute to animal health research by the University of Surrey and other vHive partners.
The School of Veterinary Medicine
As the UK's newest School of Veterinary Medicine, we are creating a vet school that is different. Our School consists of a number of specialist departments, including the Department of Veterinary Preclinical Sciences, the Department of Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health, and the Department of Pathology and Infectious Disease. The diversity of these departments within the School will make a marked contribution to vHive for both veterinary science and One Health.
The 5G Innovation Centre
As part of the vHive initiative, the world’s leading independent testbed - for trialling emerging 5G ideas, proving concepts, validating standards and vendor inter-operability testing - will be extended into the animal facilities at the School of Veterinary Medicine, offering next-generation opportunities for trialling new digital technologies for animal health.
Interested in collaborating?
We are is constantly exploring exciting new partnerships between specialist institutions and, companies and centers.