Pump technology developed by a University of Guelph researcher may help save almost half of the energy used for irrigation by Canada’s growing number of indoor farms, including greenhouses, vertical farms and hydroponics facilities.
Showcasing the success of Partnership programs and research
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.
An online continuing education community for veterinary professionals has won the $10,000 grand prize in the Gryphon’s LAAIR Pitch Competition at the University of Guelph.
The University of Guelph's Research Innovation Office will highlight innovative companies that had their genesis in the Gryphon's LAAIR (Leading to the Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research) program. On May 19, a team of international judges will decide which contestant will win $10,000, and starting at noon on Friday, May 15, everyone will have a chance to vote for the People’s Choice Award – worth $2,500. Voting will close at 12:59 p.m. EDT on May 19.
The Call is open from Oct. 14 until Dec. 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
Gryphon’s LAAIR (Leading to the Accelerated Adoption of Innovative Research) funding program aims to take the best research and use it to develop new products, which should attract private sector funding, create jobs and make Ontario more competitive.
Canada’s ever-growing population is accumulating food waste—currently, more than half of the food produced in Canada ends up in the garbage.
A research team at the University of Guelph is finding ways to convert food waste into compostable packaging through bioengineering.
Prof. Manjusri Misra, School of Engineering, and her research team are searching for ways to use non-food biomass and innovative production processes to create sustainable packaging.
Efforts to replace agriculture and food imports with homegrown products are arising in even the most specialized market segments, such as micropropagated trees.
Micropropagation uses small parts of plants instead of stem or root cuttings, allowing more trees to be grown faster. This innovation is important—demand for apple root stocks and varieties is predicted to reach more than two million plants per year for at least the next decade.