Agricultural manufacturers and Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine to collaborate on agtech innovation

Posted: Jul 7, 2022
by Aaron Misener for Bioenterprise

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Bioenterprise Canada & Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada sign MOU

Guelph/Winnipeg, 07 July 2022 – The Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC) and Bioenterprise Canada, Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine, have agreed to work together to support the development of world-class agricultural technology. The two organizations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on innovation opportunities and provide commercialization services to innovative start-ups, entrepreneurs, research organizations and firms in the agricultural sector.

“Agricultural technologies are accelerating at an exponential pace, and we are excited to welcome AMC and its members as part of the Engine,” says Bioenterprise Canada CEO Dave Smardon. “AMC members are recognized leaders in innovation, and we look forward to cultivating opportunities and collaborations that will foster innovative, world-leading “Made in Canada” products and services to advance agricultural manufacturing across the country.”

AMC is Canada’s only association dedicated exclusively to agricultural equipment manufacturing – worth more than $3 billion in 2021 – and actively identifies and drives opportunities that support the growth of its member companies and their local economies. AMC members will benefit from Bioenterprise Canada’s national network of experts, supporters, partners and funders, as well as its extensive mentorship and business support service offering.

“For more than 50 years, AMC’s legacy has been one of looking ahead,” says Donna Boyd, AMC President. “Our members understand collaboration fuels innovation, resulting in the highest quality agricultural equipment on the globe – helping farmers feed the world.”

About Bioenterprise Canada:

Bioenterprise Canada is Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine, bringing more than 15 years of industry experience and a national and international network of research institutions, academia, mentors and experts, government, and industry to help small and medium-sized businesses in the sector nationwide Connect, Innovate, and Grow. Through its experienced service partner network, Bioenterprise Canada offers a wide range of expertise and support to its clients, and partnerships with other industries help open doors to new technologies and platforms to help food and agri-tech businesses innovate and grow. Visit https://bioenterprise.ca/ to learn more.

About Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada:

Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada (AMC) is a member-driven association representing more than 250 agricultural equipment manufacturers and the many companies that supply them. AMC’s manufacturing members employ more than 25,000 Canadians and range from start-ups to multi-nationals with revenues of more than $60M annually.

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For more information:

Dave Smardon, Bioenterprise Canada
dave.smardon@bioenterprise.ca or 519-821-2960

Donna Boyd, Agricultural Manufacturers of Canada
donnaboyd@a-m-c.ca or 204-666-3518