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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Cultivating Talent for Ag-tech Innovation
  • 19 April 2018

Cultivating Talent for Ag-tech 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

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

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

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

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PlantForm, McMaster collaboration awarded NSERC Engage Grant
  • 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

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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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Cornell partnership to provide milk monitoring data
  • 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.

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Using sensors, block chain for better animal welfare in transit
  • 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

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Blendtek Named Business of the Year by Local Business Community
  • 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,

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Cosmetic and health products generate new markets for Ontario sweet corn
  • 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

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Soda That's Good for You?
  • 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

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