Accelerating Innovative Research program helps Ontario companies bridge commercialization gaps
  • 5 June 2018

Accelerating Innovative Research program helps Ontario companies bridge commercialization gaps

Thirteen Ontario companies are introducing innovative new products and strengthening their position in the marketplace after receiving innovation grants through the Agri-Technology Commercialization Centre's (ATCC) Accelerating Innovative Research (AIR) Program, delivered by Bioenterprise Corporation.
The AIR program was created to help

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#MadeInOntario yeasts have what it takes for craft brew excellence and performance
  • 29 May 2018

#MadeInOntario yeasts have what it takes for craft brew excellence and performance

Ontario yeast strains produced by Guelph-based Escarpment Laboratories brewed up a host of awards at the Canadian Brewing Awards and Conference May 24-26 in Halifax.
Brewers can now use these Ontario-grown yeast strains with the confidence they’ll perform consistently over 12

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Commissary Connect Gives Culinary Innovators an Edge
  • 25 May 2018

Commissary Connect Gives Culinary Innovators an Edge

More than just a rented kitchen!
Sarb Mund is an accountant by training, but this CPA loves food as much as he loves numbers. So when Vancouver issued its first food cart licences in 2011, he jumped at the opportunity to

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Big tech inventions in agriculture look to solve common problems
  • 24 May 2018

Big tech inventions in agriculture look to solve common problems

VANCOUVER—In plant nurseries and greenhouses around B.C., there are workers whose job it is to pick up and place potted plants all day long, causing back injuries and lost time at work that may now be eased with robotic inventions.
In

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Mirexus Inc. Signs Strategic Partnership with Cargill Beauty
  • 16 May 2018

Mirexus Inc. Signs Strategic Partnership with Cargill Beauty

Guelph, Ontario –  Mirexus Inc., a Canadian biotechnology company, and Cargill Beauty, the personal care platform within Cargill, have agreed to enter into a long term strategic partnership, allowing Cargill Beauty to deliver Mirexus’ innovative, natural bio-active – PhytoSpherix™ – to

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Motorleaf’s $2.85M seed round accelerates AI in greenhouse operations
  • 15 May 2018

Motorleaf’s $2.85M seed round accelerates AI in greenhouse operations

Motorleaf – an artificial intelligence startup focused on bringing actionable, data-driven insights to greenhouse and indoor operators – announced today it has raised $2.85 million USD to further develop its real-time, agronomic solutions for the fast-growing controlled environment agriculture sector. The

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Bioenterprise Corporation Forms Collaborative Partnership with Genome Alberta
  • 7 May 2018

Bioenterprise Corporation Forms Collaborative Partnership with Genome Alberta

Bioenterprise Corporation, a national, non-profit agri-technology business accelerator has signed of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Genome Alberta, a publicly funded not-for-profit corporation that initiates, funds, and manages genomics research and partnerships.
Genomics plays a significant role in the

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Boost IMPACTS Manure Waste
  • 23 April 2018

Boost IMPACTS Manure Waste

Making an IMPACT on manure and wastewater management.
As President of Vancouver’s Boost Environmental Systems, Dr. Sergey Lobanov sees manure and sewage differently than most people. “It shouldn’t be considered as waste,” he argues. “It’s a significant resource.”
Boost’s novel waste processing

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Will Superclusters and Accelerators Transform the Industry?
  • 31 May 2018

Will Superclusters and Accelerators Transform the Industry?

We take a peek at exciting seed projects that could energize the Canadian economy and act as engines of growth.
Supercluster is one of the latest buzzwords beings bandied about in the ag media these days. A cluster, as defined by

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Golden Leaf Awards
  • 29 May 2018

Golden Leaf Awards

Launched in 2001, the Gold Leaf awards are given annually to recognize both companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the biotech industry in Canada. The Awards’ importance to the recipients and the industry more broadly has grown

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Sedna Technologies Tracks Seafood Quality
  • 25 May 2018

Sedna Technologies Tracks Seafood Quality

Follow that lobster! Sedna Technologies’ tracking system ensures quality across the seafood supply chain.
Today, more Asian and European diners than ever are sitting down to Canadian lobster. But just how good is the quality of that crustacean after a journey

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Bioenterprise Ontario Announces Partnership with The Letter M Marketing
  • 22 May 2018

Bioenterprise Ontario Announces Partnership with The Letter M Marketing

The industry partnership demonstrates a commitment to advancing agri-tech companies.
Bioenterprise Corporation, a leading agri-technology commercialization accelerator is pleased to announce a corporate partnership with The Letter M Marketing, a full-service marketing and branding agency with Ontario agri-tech sector experience.
Through this

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Montreal-based greenhouse AI-maker Motorleaf raises US$2.85 million
  • 16 May 2018

Montreal-based greenhouse AI-maker Motorleaf raises US$2.85 million

Motorleaf, which has developed a technology product that uses hardware and software to predict yields at large commercial greenhouses and helps smaller indoor growers manage their greenhouses, said on Tuesday it has secured a US$2-million investment, adding to the US$850,000 it raised in January.
The

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Winner of $20,000 Social Enterprise Pitch Competition announced at Discovery 2018 Conference
  • 8 May 2018

Winner of $20,000 Social Enterprise Pitch Competition announced at Discovery 2018 Conference

TORONTO, May 1, 2018 - The winner of the annual Social Enterprise Pitch Competition was announced today at Ontario Centres of Excellence’s (OCE) Discovery 2018 conference.
The competition, held in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth (MEDG), is part of the Social Enterprise Zone (SEZ)

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PlantForm Granted European Patent
  • 2 May 2018

PlantForm Granted European Patent

GUELPH, Ont., Canada, May 2, 2018—PlantForm Corporation has been granted a patent by the European Patent Office – Methods of Improving the Therapeutic Efficacy and Utility of Antibody Fragments – under patent no. 2355849. The patent pertains to technology that improves the

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SomaDetect Measures More in Milk - Instantly
  • 23 April 2018

SomaDetect Measures More in Milk - Instantly

Bringing high-tech sensors into the dairy barn.
After Bethany Deshpande wrapped up her pitch at 43North’s startup competition last October, she was taken aback by the audience’s reaction. “I thought I was being booed,” the SomaDetect founder recalls.
It turns out the

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