• 11 January 2018

SkySquirrel in $3M Raise and Merger

SkySquirrel Technologies, the Bedford, N.S. company that uses aerial imaging to improve vineyard productivity, has raised $3 million and merged with its Northern California research partner VineView Scientific Aerial Imaging.
The new company will be known as VineView and will change its business

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  • 20 December 2017

Bioenterprise Corporation Receives 2017 Premiers Award

Guelph, ON – Bioenterprise Corporation was awarded a Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence in a ceremony held on December 8, 2017 in Cambridge, ON, for the creation of the AgRegKit, an agricultural regulatory resource for entrepreneurs. The Premier's Award for

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  • 13 December 2017

PlantForm research partnership receives GlycoNet grant

GUELPH, Ont., Dec. 13, 2017—A research partnership between PlantForm Corporation and scientists at Ryerson University and the University of Victoria has been awarded a GlycoNet Collaborative Team Grant from the Canadian Glycomics Network (GlycoNet). The funding will support work led by Dr. Warren Wakarchuk

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  • 11 December 2017

Guelph and area businesses honoured as agri-food innovators

Several Wellington County food and farm businesses were honoured with awards for innovation last week.
Regional recipients of the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence, an award that honours those who create new agri-food products, add value to existing products and

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  • 6 December 2017

Bioenterprise Celebrates Expert Network Achievements of Robynne Anderson and Dr. Thierry Chopin

Robynne Anderson, a member of Bioenterprise Corporation’s Board of Directors has been inducted into the prestigious Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2017. 
Ms. Anderson and her fellow inductees, Patty Jones and Jean Szkotnicki were formally inducted into the national Hall

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  • 5 December 2017

A new solution to cleaning wastewater on shrimp farms

Guelph – Ontario shrimp farmers could soon be going green – with algae. New research is using algae to naturally clean recirculating saltwater on shrimp farms. Still in the early development stages, the new, highly efficient process of removing nutrients

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  • 29 November 2017

Aqualitis Set To Raise, Then Launch

Aqualitas, the Liverpool cannabis producer, is set to close a $6.5-million funding round with private investors next month, with the hopes of getting to market next year.
The close of this funding round will bring the total equity capital raised by

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  • 24 November 2017

Guelph company making cosmetic ingredient from corn receives federal funding

A Guelph-based start-up company that has patented a process for isolating glycogen from sweet corn for cosmetic products is receiving $1 million in federal funding.
Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield made the announcement at Mirexus Biotechnologies on Friday.
“The new plant will allow

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  • 9 January 2018

Variety is the spice of life

Cambridge, Ontario – Blendtek, an innovative local food ingredient company, is expanding the public palate by making novel and otherwise unique ingredients more accessible– and traceable – for food processors.
With hundreds of ingredients now in their warehouse, Rob Bianchin, vice

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  • 13 December 2017

13 Southern Ontario Agri-Tech Firms Receive Grants to Commercialize Innovative Research

Grants Awarded to Accelerate Industry Adoption of Solutions to Problems in Agriculture and Agri-Food Sectors
Guelph, ON (December 12, 2017) - Bioenterprise Corporation has announced thirteen (13) recipients of innovation grants that support research-based technologies coming out of Ontario. The grants aim

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  • 12 December 2017

Bioenterprise Corporation Teams Up with Ag-Bio Centre to Help Quebec Agricultural Entrepreneurs Succeed

Guelph, ON (December 12, 2017) - Bioenterprise Corporation, a national, non-profit agri-technology business accelerator, is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the AG-Bio Centre, a business incubator-accelerator that supports Quebec companies in the agri-food,

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  • 8 December 2017

Bioenterprise Partners with Perennia to Assist Agri-Tech, Food & Aquaculture Entrepreneurs

Halifax, NS – Bioenterprise Corporation, a national non-profit agri-technology business accelerator, is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc., a Nova Scotia crown agency with the mission to help farmers,

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  • 6 December 2017

Bioenterprise Corporation Teams Up with Ag-Bio Centre to Help Quebec Agricultural Entrepreneurs Succeed

Guelph, ON (December 12, 2017) - Bioenterprise Corporation, a national, non-profit agri-technology business accelerator, is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the AG-Bio Centre, a business incubator-accelerator that supports Quebec companies in the agri-food,

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  • 30 November 2017

Bioenterprise board member makes agricultural hall of fame

Nov. 30, 2017 - Robynne Anderson, a member of Bioenterprise Corporation’s Board of Directors has been inducted into the prestigious Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2017Anderson and her fellow inductees, Patty Jones and Jean Szkotnicki were formally inducted into

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  • 24 November 2017

Federal programs set for Growing Forward sequel

Market development, product development and overall sector development are among the priorities in the federal government’s five-year funding plan for the ag sector.
Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay, speaking Friday at Canadian Western Agribition in Regina, announced a $1 billion suite of

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  • 21 November 2017

Entrepreneurs, start-up companies at the heart of new food and beverage business ideas, innovation and investment in Ontario

Guelph, ON – Earlier this year, Food and Beverage Ontario – the food and beverage processing sector’s leadership organization – launched a unique, Ontario-based business development tool. This on-line tool helps new and expanding businesses connect with Ontario food and

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