Bioenterprise Launches Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine

Posted: Aug 27, 2020

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Bioenterprise is pleased to announce the launch of Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine. The Engine is a national and global partnership/membership network focused on helping businesses connect, innovate and grow. Our membership program brings research institutions, academia, industry mentors, various levels of government, incubators, accelerators and specific service providers to help members scale their business

The Canada Food & Agri-Tech Engine partner network offers intellectual property, regulatory, legal, talent, sales, marketing and other expert services and mentorship. A highly experienced team of professionals can provide feedback and coaching on acquiring public and private funding and investment from a wide variety of sources. In addition, The Engine will provide services such as marketing, human resource management, accounting and many others to help members scale their business

Funding partners, such as Farm Credit Canada and IBM Canada, open doors into innovative new technologies and platforms to further support our members’ growth. Bioenterprise officially invites businesses to connect, innovate and grow with our growing network of partners and members.

Evolve with us! From radical shifts in the funding landscape, dynamic new technologies introduced over the last five years, and the world-economy shifting in the midst of COVID-19, Bioenterprise is creating a stronger, more unified system for supporting food and agri-tech businesses. “We were seeing so much duplication, and competition, even among like-minded organizations,” says Dave Smardon, CEO of Bioenterprise, as he reflects on the new direction of the organization, “We realized we could no longer rely on old models of funding, or old methods of supporting our companies. We needed dramatic change, something that could reach from coast to coast. Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine is that answer.”

For more on Bioenterprise’s vision, read our chairman’s thoughts on the opportunities he sees in this new transformation

Partners are already joining to provide their support for Access and Access Plus members

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) in particular has pledged to support new offices in critical regions such as Quebec and the Prairies. Their support and industry expertise is a shining example of how collaboration can facilitate sector-wide success and impact

IBM Canada, driving technological excellence with their suite of cloud-based services and expertise in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain technologies

MNP has also joined with ample agriculture experience to offer industry-specific expertise and tax and account services to members of the Engine.

Innovacorp in Atlantic Canada, and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), are working with Bioenterprise through partnerships and program funding to increase value in those regions. Their partnership will unify the best resources from across the nation to help our members connect, innovate and grow.

Bioenterprise is proud to announce that Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine is now open and accepting members and partners. If you are an Agri-Tech company looking to scale, or a company interested in helping our members scale, please contact us at

What transformation is complete without a brand-new look? Keep your eyes open for the launch of our new website, with updated functionality, membership management and benefits, and the latest information on programs, success stories, news, and services from our expanding base of Partners, Members, and Sponsors.

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