Technology and Industry Partnerships: A Special Event

Technology and industry partnerships are emerging as catalysts for B.C.’s advancing agricultural future.

Join us on Friday, January 27, from 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. for a series of talks presented by the B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation and Simon Fraser University (SFU). This event will bring industry and research leaders together to explore how partnerships and technological development are pushing innovation in our province’s agricultural sector.

Date

Friday, January 27, 2023

Location

Scotia Room, Tradex Exhibition Centre, 1190 Cornell St, Abbotsford, B.C.

Cost

Free for attendees of the Pacific Agriculture Show. We are excited to provide a limited number of tickets to the Pacific Agriculture Show for early registrants.

Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., PST
Growing innovation for local and global impact: partnerships across Canada’s agricultural, agritech and agri-food sector

Peter Atwal

Peter Atwal

Founder and Sr. Engineer,
Aeroroot

Jonathan Mathias

Jonathan Mathias

Director, Agrotek

Farah Nour

Farah Nour

Chief Science Officer,
Lucent BioSciences

Bill Vanderkooi

Bill Vanderkooi

President/CEO,
Nutriva Group and Vitala Foods

10:45 a.m. – 12:10 p.m., PST
Catalyzing innovation in B.C.’s berry production: technologies for sustainability

Eric Gerbrandt

Eric Gerbrandt

Research Director, B.C. Blueberry Council and Plant Scientist, Sky Blue Horticulture

AgTech Solutions for Virus Surveillance in Blueberry Fields

Deborah Henderson

Deborah Henderson

Director, Institute for Sustainable Horticulture & B.C. Regional Innovation Chair, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

What’s all the excitement about high tech year-round berry production?

Jim Mattsson

Jim Mattsson

Associate Professor, Plant Functional Genomics, Department of Biology, SFU

Transient and stable inhibition of blueberry virus disease

Jonathon McIntyre

Jonathon McIntyre

Chief Technology Officer, i-Open Group

AgTech Solutions for Virus Surveillance in Blueberry Fields

Moderator and M.C.

Sylvain Moreno

Sylvain Moreno

Scientific Director, B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation and Associate Professor, SFU

Join us for part, or all, of the event.
Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

About the B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation

The B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation at SFU empowers British Columbia’s agritech businesses to grow the economy and feed the world by accelerating research and development of new food production and processing technologies.

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The B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation is honoured to be a Gold Sponsor of the 2023 Pacific Agriculture Show at the Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, B.C.

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