OMAFRA announces the new Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding program, that will take over after Growing Forward 2

February 14, 2018 On February 13, 2018, Ontario signed a new bilateral agreement with the federal government that will support strategic, long-term investments that will spur innovation, economic growth and create jobs in Ontario’s agri-food sector. Jeff Leal, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and Lloyd Longfield, MP for Guelph, on behalf of…

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Members of IBVCR National Release Report Identifying Priorities to Position Canada as Global Leader in Value-Added Bioproducts

 January 15, 2018 SARNIA, Ontario – January 15, 2018 – Agricultural innovation and diversification are critical steps to ensure Canadian farmers and Canadian families continue to grow and strengthen for the future. The Government is supporting innovation and diversification in key growth industries, including our agriculture and agri-food industry, and a focused, integrated priorities framework…

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A Conversation with Gord Surgeoner

January 10, 2018 An interview with former President of Ontario Agri-Food Technologies, Gord Surgeoner, done by the Industrial Biotechnology journal about his experiences, successes and about the industry itself. To read the full conversation: Conversation with Gord Surgeoner Gord. Industrial Biotechnology. December 2017, 13(6): 278-281. https://doi.org/10.1089/ind.2017.29107.gsu

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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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