Friday, September 10, 2021

Innovators join forces

Bioenterprise and Vineland Research and Innovation Centre have agreed to collaborate on delivering innovation support services to entrepreneurs, start-ups and growth-oriented horticulture businesses across the country.

“Vineland is a known leader in horticultural innovation in Canada and we are thrilled to have their cutting-edge expertise and collaborative leadership become part of Canada’s Food & Agri-Tech Engine,” Dave Smardon, chief executive officer for Bioenterprise. 

Our “memorandum of understanding represents a new level of partnership between our two organizations to benefit the horticulture sector and the agri-tech innovation ecosystem right across the country.”

The agreement will expand the national footprint of both organizations and create new opportunities to strengthen horticulture-focused innovation in Canada through access to Bioenterprise’s national network of experts, mentors and funders. 

 “Vineland has a strong history of collaborative partnerships and this new agreement with Bioenterprise will help increase our relationships nationally while opening up their innovation network to our organization,” said Vineland president and chief executive officer Ian Potter.

 “We are continuing to tackle big challenges facing agriculture and agri-food and are helping governments meet provincial and federal growth targets.”