New agreement strengthens national agri-food innovation network

Posted: Oct 27, 2021

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Bioenterprise and BioFoodTech sign MOU

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Guelph/Charlottetown, 27 October 2021 – BioFoodTech and Bioenterprise, Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine, have agreed to work together to help Canadian agri-food entrepreneurs improve and expand their businesses.

A newly signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will allow both organizations to expand their national footprints and enhance the services and opportunities they offer their members and clients.

“Thanks to their 30 years of experience in the innovation ecosystem, BioFoodTech has a strong understanding of the market landscape and is known as a leader in this space,” says Bioenterprise CEO Dave Smardon. “Their network and expertise will help Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine identify and leverage new regional, national and global opportunities for innovation.”

BioFoodTech helps food and bioprocessing companies commercialize their innovation by supporting them with professional technical services. This includes turning research ideas into marketable products through its established “Concept to Pilot to Commercial” platform, as well making bench and pilot scale processing equipment available to companies looking to scale and validate concepts.

“Being connected to the Engine, its activities and its national approach to innovation will create a broader awareness of agri-food technology,” says Joy Shinn, Business Development Manager at BioFoodTech. “The enhanced access to solution suppliers, partners and experts will benefit both BioFoodTech and the companies that we work with.”

Bioenterprise 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 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 to learn more.

BioFoodTech is a research technology organization based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island that helps food and bioscience companies with practical and technical innovation support. The organization’s professional team helps companies launch products into the marketplace, from concept through to scale up and commercial processing. Visit to learn more.


For more information:
Dave Smardon, Bioenterprise, or 519-821-2960
Joy Shinn, BioFoodTech, or 902-213-2386

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