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  • Grain Farmers of Ontario: Grains Innovation Fund

    • 23 October 2019

    Please reach out to Justin at [email protected] or 519-837-2285 to discuss your projects or with any questions about the fund.

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  • 7th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: USA

    • 4 November 2019


    Access 60 presentations across six tracks and discover how novel gene-editing technologies, CRISPR and other ‘omics’ technologies can be applied to your research. Plus, new streams dedicated to plant phenotyping & bioinformatics will ensure that you are up-to-date with these rapidly developing areas. In addition,

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  • CO2 GRO Inc. Begins Its First Commercial Floriculture Demonstration in Canada

    • 19 September 2019

    CO2 GRO has begun its first commercial demonstration project of its CO2 Delivery Solutions with a Canadian floriculture operation in the Niagara region (“Customer”). The demonstration is being conducted at the Customer’s commercial greenhouse with the goal of demonstrating more developed root systems in young plants, more flowering, accelerated growth time

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  • Climate Action Incentive Fund: Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Project stream

    • 7 August 2019

    The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) SME Project stream provides support to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for retrofit projects in sectors such as Building, Transportation, Industry, Waste, Agriculture, and more.

    The CAIF program is available to applicants operating in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick.

    Application period

    90 days starting July

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  • Upcoming Trade Missions – World Trade Centre Toronto

    • 23 July 2019

    Hosted by World Trade Centre Toronto’s Market Activation Program (MAP), each trade mission presents a unique opportunity for trade-ready Canadian companies to grow revenue and expand footprint through international trade

    F&B Trade Mission to the Anuga Trade Fair – October 2 – 8, 2019

    In partnership with the City of Brampton & Brampton Board of Trade,

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  • New Proof of Concept Program Now Open

    • 15 July 2019

    Natural Products Canada’s new Proof of Concept Program (POC Program) addresses a consistent gap within the Canadian natural product ecosystem; funding to validate commercial applications of natural products or technologies.

    “Our network has been telling us that proof of concept testing is a real challenge,” says Shelley King, CEO of Natural

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  • Rural Innovation Initiative Eastern Ontario (RIIEO) REGIONAL STREAM

    • 24 June 2019

    Up to $100,000 available in grants for Ontario SMEs in agri-food and beverage processing, advanced manufacturing, clean technology and digital industries. Learn more

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  • Deveron Secures Drone Phenotyping Research Work in Western Canada and US Midwest

    • 20 June 2019

    Deveron has annouced the engagement of several global leaders in agricultural research to service high-value research plots on the Canadian Prairies and US Midwest for the 2019 agricultural season. The work will use imagery collected by UAV (“Drone”) to enable new efficiencies in high-throughput phenotyping and crop protection research for the

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  • Growing Ontario’s Agri-food Sector

    • 19 June 2019

    Ontario’s government is helping to grow the province’s agri-food and agri-products sectors by launching the Place to Grow: Agri-food Innovation Initiative – a program which will help drive innovation, reduce red tape, and address industry priorities.


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  • PlantForm receives Government of Canada funding for research innovation to fight porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv)

    • 19 June 2019

    PlantForm Corporation will receive up to $108,753 from the Government of Canada over two years through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Cap) – AgriScience Program for research and development of a plant-based oral vaccine to protect pigs against deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv)

    Read the full press release here.





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  • Grain Discovery and the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association Pilot Next Generation of Food Traceability with Ontario Soybeans

    • 1 May 2019


    Grain Discovery, in partnership with the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA) have leapt into the future of farm-to-table traceability with a pilot that used blockchain to follow locally produced Certified soybean seed through production and processing, ending with freshly packed tofu hitting grocery store shelves. 

    This first-of-its-kind pilot was supported by an investment

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  • Investing in Canada’s bioeconomy to help provide opportunities for farmers and grow the clean economy

    • 25 April 2019

    April 25, 2019 – Burlington, ONT – The Canadian bioeconomy is an exciting opportunity for farmers, generating more than $4 billion in sales each year. Today, Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Karina Gould, Minister of Democratic Institutions were at Ecosynthetix in Burlington to announce a federal investment

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  • New Funding Program

    • 14 February 2019

    2019 Seeding Food Innovation

    SEED FUNDING for interdisciplinary research or technology development that will help accelerate solutions to sustainable food challenges

    Up to$250,000 for up to two years

    For more information click here




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  • Canadian Export Challenge

    • 11 March 2019

    Canadian Export Challenge launches to support more than 15,000 entrepreneurs to scale global businesses in 2019

    For more information click here

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  • New Funding Program from OntarioGenomics

    • 8 April 2019

    Funding Information

    Now Launched: Genomics in Society Interdisciplinary Research Teams Program (GiSIRT)

    Ontario Genomics is pleased to announce the official launch of Genome Canada’s Genomics in Society Interdisciplinary Research Teams Program.

    The program is aimed at supporting interdisciplinary research projects that address issues at the intersection of genomics and society. Research teams of at

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  • India grants patent for PlantForm antibody technology

    • 14 February 2019

    GUELPH, Ont., Feb. 14, 2019—PlantForm Corporation has been granted a patent by the Indian Patent Office for its innovative method for improving therapeutic efficacy of antibody fragments, such as VHH or Fab, by binding with full-length antibodies to enhance circulatory residence time or to provide specific Fc-related effector function.
    India Patent No.

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  • Genetic screening of hogs saves producers even more than previously estimated

    • 28 November 2018

    New research suggests significant savings to pork producers from screeing boars for a genetic abnormality that causes prenatal piglet death and smaller litters 

    When the test for chromosome translocation in Canada was developed five years ago at the University of Guelph by professor Allan King and his team, the savings were estimated

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  • Leading U.S. bio-lubricant manufacturer establishes Canadian subsidiary

    • 27 November 2018

    Oilseed Innovation Partners’ efforts to build Canada’s emerging bio-lubricants market have taken a significant step forward. An American manufacturer of vegetable-oil based lubricant products has formed a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary that will be located in Ontario.


    Renewable Lubricants Inc. (RLI) of Ohio is the manufacturer of a host of environmentally

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  • Revolutionizing weed science

    • 26 November 2018

    Plant communicate. So much so, that they actually sense weed competition and reduce yield potential even before they emerge from the ground.


    It may sound like science fiction, but it’s just one of the many scientific facts that Univerisity of Guelph weed scientists Dr. Clarence Swanton has helped prove during his 35-year

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  • Check out this great piece from CTV Windsor about our client Competitive Green Technologies!

    • 22 November 2018

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  • Indoor Agriculture presentations

    • 16 November 2018

    At the 2018 OAFT general meeting in October, many key speakers discussed how their company/ product can increase yields, reduce costs, and maximize performance. Below are some of the companies who presented their innovative technologies!


    Wittaya Aqua:


    Metagenom Bio Inc.


    PlantForm Corportation:

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  • An Ontario community is creating a resource to help farmers connect with established producers.

    • 14 November 2018

    On November 13th Dave Smith, MPP for Peterborough-Kawartha announced $20,000 of provincial funding for Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development to develop a tool geared towards attracting new farmers into the region.


    Learn more:

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