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Industry Collaborations and Partners



BIO|FOOD|TECH is a confidential, contract research, processing and analytical services company which provides specialized services to companies and entrepreneurs in both the food and bioprocessing sectors. The professional team is made up of food scientists and technologists, microbiologists, engineers and technologists.  BIO|FOOD|TECH's Concept to Pilot to Market support for innovation involves prototype development, scale-up and manufacturing in its CFIA-registered pilot plants. Over 100 clients are assisted by BIO|FOOD|TECH each year. The accredited Lab Services Division assists companies every day with analysis to enable export of their products internationally. Food production /safety workshops are regularly scheduled for industry registrants; Artisan Workshops training is made available for food and beverage artisans, upon requests. Learn more by visiting www.biofoodtech.ca 

British Columbia Innovation Council



British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) encourages the development and application of advanced or innovative technologies to meet the needs of industry in BC. BCIC accelerates technology commercialization by supporting start-ups and developing entrepreneurs. With their partners, BCIC delivers programs and initiatives that promote company growth, resulting in jobs, increased revenue and economic development in BC. Learn more by visiting www.bcic.ca

Canada's Smartest Kitchen


For food companies of all sizes, Canada¹s Smartest Kitchen¹s multidisciplinary team creates better tasting food products tested by consumers. Their proprietary SMART Process for food product development supports startups and multinationals alike with a customizable suite of services that can inject value at any stage in a product¹s pathway to market. Under the creative leadership of Peter Crooks, Executive Director, the team has established an internationally recognized network of industry professionals. With sought-after expertise ranging from in-depth retail category experience to export readiness, this strategic network provides invaluable insight to de-risk the product development process. Learn more by visiting www.smartestkitchen.ca




Innovacorp is Nova Scotia's early stage venture capital organization, working to find, fund and foster innovative Nova Scotia start-ups that strive to change the world. Early stage investment is at the core of the business model. Innovacorp also gives entrepreneurs access to world-class incubation facilities, expert advice and other support to help them accelerate their companies. Target industries include information technology, life sciences, clean technology and oceans technology. Learn more by visiting www.innovacorp.ca

Innovation Stockyard


Innovation Stockyard is a business incubator located in St. Joseph, Missouri. Situated where the highest concentration of Animal Health Corridor companies reside, Innovation Stockyard offers strong expertise and a unique specialization in animal health ideas, but can also provide support services for any innovation across the biotechnology spectrum. Utilizing their one-on-one approach to test, develop and prepare new ideas for market launch, this organization is dedicated to giving new innovations their best chance for success. Both their team and board members have extensive animal health industry experience in all aspects of business management and scientific research, with the added benefit of managing a 25,000 sq. ft. on Missouri Western State University’s campus. The Innovation Stockyard team provides support and assistance to emerging companies through a comprehensive suite of technical and business services. Learn more by visiting www.innovationstockyard.com

Lambton College

Lambton College

In support of bioprocess technology development and optimization, Lambton College’s Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre performs collaborative applied research projects and contracted fee-for-service analyses to deliver its partners direct assistance in advancing biochemicals, biomaterials, and modern bioprocesses. Providing access to funding, technical expertise, and a robust array of labs and equipment, the Centre offers Canadian SMEs in industrial biotechnology the resources they need to commercialize innovative processes and novel technologies. By also presenting experiential learning and employment opportunities for Lambton College’s students to work one-on-one with industry personnel, the Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre is growing the professional knowledge and skills base of the next generation of Canada’s workforce in the industrial biotechnology sector. Learn more by visiting www.lambtoncollege.ca

Niagara College


Niagara College’s Research & Innovation division provides real-world solutions for business, key industry sectors, and the community through applied research and knowledge transfer activities. Teams conduct projects that deliver innovative solutions, such as producing and testing prototypes, evaluating new technologies, and developing new or improved products or processes for small- and medium-sized businesses. With funding support from various regional, provincial and federal agencies, students and graduates are hired to work alongside faculty researchers to assist industry partners leap forward in the marketplace. Learn more by visiting www.ncinnovation.ca


Ontario Genomics 

ontario genomics

Ontario Genomics [formerly “Ontario Genomics Institute (OGI)”] connects companies, researchers, and policymakers to support the early stages of genomics technologies’ move from the lab to solve real world problems in the clinics and industry. We aim to understand both the challenges and opportunities in the agricultural, and other, sectors, and work with you to find innovative solutions to address these needs.  Learn more about how Ontario Genomics can help your business or contact Elaine Corbett, Senior Manager, Business Development & Research. Ontario Genomics is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation and is a provincial node for the federal granting agency, Genome Canada. Learn more by visiting www.ontariogenomics.ca

Prince Edward Island ADAPT Council


PEI Adapt

The PEI ADAPT Council works collaboratively with the Island’s agri-entrepreneurs to foster rural economic development by expanding the sustainable production, manufacturing and distribution of Island agricultural products.  By investing in the commercialization of new agricultural products and business expansion opportunities, ADAPT provides a broader role than the traditional early-stage business support model. Learn more by visiting www.peiadapt.com

Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech


The Sumas Regional Consortium for High Tech (SRCTec) is a non-for-profit organization governed by a select group of technology executives that form a volunteer board of directors. SRCTec is a coalition of local government, industry partners and high education institutions interested in attracting tech based investment into the “Region” (including the District of Mission, City of Abbortsford and Chilliwack). As a consortium, SRCTec understands the necessary infrastructure and programs required within the Region, in order to create jobs, foster innovation and drive skilled training.  SRCTec is committed to the technology-led economic and educational development of the region. Learn more by visiting www.srctec.org

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