• 19 April 2018

Cultivating talent for agtech innovation

A career in agri-technology was not on Kristen Celotto’s radar when she graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Mathematics degree in 2015. That changed when she applied to the Bioenterprise New Graduate Employment & Mentorship Program in


  • 16 April 2018

Motorleaf Uses AI to Predict Crop Yields for Indoor Farmers & Greenhouse Growers

Between unpredictable weather, pests, and degrading soil quality, farming is an extremely difficult way to make a living. Indoor farming, though less weather-dependent, carries its own set of burdens.
Montreal-based startup Motorleaf wants to lighten the lift for indoor farmers by improving


  • 3 April 2018

LinkGreen CEO Warren Patterson Receives Community Entrepreneurial Award from Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre

Barrie, Ontario April 3, 2018 - Warren Patterson, CEO of LinkGreen (www.linkgreen.ca) received  the Community Entrepreneurial Award last week from the Henry Bernick Entrepreneurship Centre. This award was presented to Warren on March 27th at Georgian College for exceptional entrepreneurship having


  • 14 March 2018

Big Data and AI are poised to transform Canada's natural-resources sector

There's something growing within the operations of precision-agriculture company Farmers Edge Inc., and it's not your typical prairie cash crop.
The Winnipeg-based company isn't harvesting wheat, corn or lentils. It's farming data.
"We're ingesting hundreds of terabytes of satellite imagery data, and


  • 27 February 2018

PlantForm, McMaster collaboration awarded NSERC Engage Grant

GUELPH, Ont., Feb. 27, 2018—A research partnership involving PlantForm Corporation and a McMaster University scientist has been awarded an Engage Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).   The funding will advance research by Dr. Raja Ghosh focused on removing


  • 16 February 2018

22 B.C. Ag & Food Companies Pitched to a Sold Out Angel Investor Meeting

VANTEC Angel Network’s Sold Out Meeting Signals Investor Appetite for Agri-Tech Sector
Vancouver, B.C. – Twenty-two agri-tech and food businesses from across British Columbia gathered in Vancouver on February 7th to pitch their innovations to a full house at VANTEC’s monthly


  • 1 February 2018

Oilseed Innovation Partners helps food business expand production and market share

Guelph ON, 1 February 2018: A Waterloo Region local food business is growing its markets and developing new business opportunities thanks to the support of Oilseed Innovation Partners (OIP).
The Guelph-based organization, which supports innovation and commercialization of business opportunities related


  • 24 January 2018

24 Southern Ontario Companies Awarded Funding for Innovation

Third-round seed funding recipients to receive financial support and mentorship
For immediate release
Guelph ON, January 24, 2018 – Twenty-four southern Ontario companies have received financing to help them expand their operations, access new markets, attract investment and create jobs in the


  • 17 April 2018

Cornell partnership to provide milk monitoring data

Canadian automated in-line milk monitoring system company SomaDetect is partnering with Cornell University on a series of research studies to further develop and validate its product. View full article here.


  • 10 April 2018

Using sensors, block chain for better animal welfare in transit

Guelph – A new sensor-based tracking system for livestock could provide peace of mind for farmers, food companies and consumers that animals are being treated humanely during transport.
Transport Genie monitors microclimate conditions inside livestock trailers and provides that information to


  • 27 March 2018

Blendtek Named Business of the Year by Local Business Community

Cambridge, ON – March 27, 2018 – Blendtek Fine Ingredients Inc. is honoured to be named Business of the Year in the one to 49 employees category at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards held March 22, 2018. Steve Zinger, President of Blendtek,


  • 27 February 2018

Cosmetic and health products generate new markets for Ontario sweet corn

Guelph – A local biotechnology company is expanding its operations to meet growing global demand for its sweet corn-derived glycogen product.
Mirexus Inc., a University of Guelph spin-off company, is building a $6.8 million research and production facility that will have the


  • 20 February 2018

Soda That's Good for You?

Darren Portelli took one of North America’s most condemned junk foods and turned it on its head. The founder of Crazy D’s Soda Labs makes soda that he says is good for the gut. It also happens to be pleasingly


  • 12 February 2018

Growing Canada's new field of dreams

Feb. 12, 2018 - Canada has always been an agricultural powerhouse, but these days it’s not just about selling prairie wheat, P.E.I. potatoes and maple syrup to the world. Now we’re also building bio-cars from ag-based fibres, composites and foams.


  • 29 January 2018

Canadian Agri-Technology Innovation Spotlight: Giving Food a Second Chance

FoodMesh’s matchmaking service keeps surplus food out of landfills
When Jessica Pautsch got a call about half a million mislabelled granola bars about to be composted, the CEO and co-founder of MeshExchange sprung into action. Pautsch convinced the company to donate


  • 15 January 2018

Industry Members of the Industrial Bioproducts Value Chain Roundtable Release National Report Identifying Priorities to Position Canada as Global Leader in Value- Added Bioproducts

Sarnia, Ontario – Agricultural innovation and diversification are critical steps to ensure Canadian farmers and Canadian families continue to grow and strengthen for the future. The Government is supporting innovation and diversification in key growth industries, including our agriculture and agri-food