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

November 21, 2017 Earlier this year, OAFT member 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 beverage processors to locate manufacturing capacity. “A co-packer directory like the tool we…

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Bioenterprise Corporation Receives BIOTECanadas Ecosystem Builder Gold Leaf Award

October 27, 2017 Congratulations to Bioenterprise Corporation for receiving BIOTECanada’s Gold Leaf Award for Ecosystem Builder for its demonstrated leadership, showing significant contributions to the Canadian biotech ecosystem through its engagement and responsibility. The award recognizes organizations involved in attracting investment, commercializing innovation, and establishing globally competitive Canadian companies that will provide long term, highly…

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Food Starter Celebrates its Grand Opening

October 18, 2017 Food Starter, a not-for-profit corporation funded in part by the City of Toronto and Canada’s premier food business commercialization centre, celebrated its official grand opening on October 12th with a Flavour Safari held at the centre’s 20,000-square foot shared-use production space in Toronto, Ontario. see more: http://foodstarter.ca/2017/10/food-starter-opens-its-doors-to-serve-up-torontos-best-in-up-and-coming-food-businesses/

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PlantForm named 2017 Defense TechConnect Innovation Award winner

October 6, 2017 Congratulations to Rapid Response client PlantForm Corporation for being named a 2017 DefenseTechConnect Innovation Award winner at the Defense Innovation Summit (DITAC) in Tampa, Florida. The award goes to the top 15 per cent of innovations submitted to the DITAC program committee, with rankings based on the potential positive impact the submitted…

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Grain Farmers of Ontario Call for Research Proposals

Dear Researcher, Grain Farmers of Ontario has opened their 2018 Call for Research Proposals. The deadline to submit proposals this year is Friday, November 24, 2017 at 4pm EST. Investment in research is a long-term strategic initiative of the Grain Farmers of Ontario. Our goal is to target our research, innovation and knowledge transfer investments…

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Assessment of Ontario’s Capacity to Use Precision Agri-Food Technologies

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Tyler Whale RESEARCH INSTITUTION Ontario Agri-Food Technologies (OAFT) EXTERNAL FUNDING PARTNERS Ontario Agri-Food Technologies; University of Guelph; Livestock Research Innovation Corporation; Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association; Vineland Research and Innovation Centre Inc.; Niagara College; University of Waterloo This project was funded in part through Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The…

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Dairy Quality Inc.

Dairy Quality Inc. monitoring provides instant herd health data. The Newmarket, Ontario company aims to help prevent dairy farm loses due to mastitis.

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Annual General Meeting 2016

Theme of the 2016 Annual General Meeting of Ontario Agri-Food Technologies was “Exploring Food Innovation from OAFT’s Perspective.” Over a fast-paced four hour session, 16 speakers talked about the experiences of their companies and organizations with innovation and growth related to Ontario’s agriculture. OAFT President Dr. Tyler Whale set the stage with his opening comments…

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