Showcasing the success of Partnership programs and research

U of G agri-food innovation on display during Premier visit

Last week, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Ontario Minister of Colleges and Universities Jill Dunlop visited the University of Guelph to learn how the University is helping develop commercial solutions to challenges in sectors across Ontario’s economy through technology research and innovation.

Event graphic depicts a high-tech greenhouse robot and gives the location, date and prize information as detailed on the RIO website link in the story

Ontario Agri-Tech Pitch Competition open for entries

This unique opportunity for early-stage Ontario companies to showcase innovations is run by the U of G Research Innovation Office and supported by the Alliance. 

The competition supports promising pre-seed and seed stage agri-tech companies with a unique opportunity to showcase their innovations, connect with potential investors and partners and refine their business strategies through coaching and mentorship provided by specialists with the Research Innovation Office.

Cutlery developed with Alliance support will reduce plastic, CO2 emissions

Cutlery and stir sticks made from coffee waste material and biopolymers in a certified industrially compostable biocomposite resin recently created by researchers in U of G’s Bioproducts Discovery and Development Centre (BDDC).

Longtime BDDC collaborator Competitive Green Technologies (CGTech) based in Leamington, Ont., licensed the formulation to make a compostable, commercially viable resin.  

Ontario Agri-Tech Pitch Competition: An extension of the Gryphon's LAAIR program

Register to watch the Ontario Agri-tech Pitch Competition online on March 24

The Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph is excited to announce the Ontario Agri-Tech Pitch Competition in collaboration with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs.

By uniting farmers, academics, agri-tech entrepreneurs and investors, this event will raise awareness about the problems worth solving and showcase investible companies.

Join us online to watch as the next generation of new Ontario-based agri-tech start-up companies battle it out to be best in class.

Gryphon statue on the U of G campus

Introducing the 2021 Gryphon’s LAAIR grant recipients

Since 2014, the Gryphon’s LAAIR (Leading to the Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research) program has offered researchers who identify market potential in their agri-food inventions an opportunity to understand how their ideas can contribute to Ontario’s $37 billion agri-food industry.

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