From growing interest in adding more moderation to drinking habits to exploring tasty alternatives to alcohol, there are a lot of reasons to explain the recent $2 billion boom in the non-alcoholic beverage industry. But few products on the market exist in the overlap between non-alcoholic beverages and functional foods (i.e. foods with additional health benefits).
Student Employment Opportunity - Summer 2022
Working closely with the Technology Transfer Manager, Germplasm, the incumbent will conduct an industry overview (farm to fork value chain analysis focused on the industry within Ontario) for up to three agricultural crops within Ontario. The analysis will include both primary and secondary market research and the information will be used to inform future intellectual property and marketing strategy within the germplasm portfolio of the Research Innovation Office.
The dark red kidney bean variety that is taking over the market has its roots at the University of Guelph.
From first cross to an established variety, developing a new crop variety is a 10-25 year process. It requires commitment, patience, in-depth knowledge and skill, all of which Dr Istvan Rajcan has demonstrated time and again in his work as a professor of Soybean Breeding & Genetics at the University of Guelph. Dr Rajcan was honoured as 2022’s Plant Breeder of the Year, an award presented by SeedWorld Group, sponsored by Germination and Seeds Canada.
Innovative baking mixes developed through University of Guelph food science and business expertise are the focus of a new start-up food company founded by a U of G researcher.
Join the Research Innovation Office in congratulating University of Guelph’s Dr. Bonnie Mallard on her recent Synergy Award for Innovation, presented by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. This prestigious national award recognizes Dr. Mallard’s work on genetic strategies to promote cattle immune health. Previously, Dr.
Two University of Guelph innovations for craft brewing and engineering applications have received the University’s Innovation of the Year Award for 2021.
Intellectual Property (IP) is a critical and growing part of the global innovation economy. The development of intellectual property has helped create many technologies, services, and medicines that improve life, and also helps to generate wealth for people, companies, and countries. The protection and utilization of IP is important for entrepreneurs and start-up companies, but literacy in the language of IP is a skill that is useful to everyone functioning in the modern world.
U of G connected start-up, The Happy Era, has recieved entrepreneurship and start-up support on and off campus which has fuelled their success.