Bioenterprise Corporation Signs A Memorandum Of Understanding With Genome Atlantic

Published: September 28th 2017

Halifax, NS (September 27, 2017) – Bioenterprise Corporation, a national, non-profit agri-technology business accelerator, is pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Genome Atlantic, a non-profit corporation that helps Atlantic Canada reap the economic and social benefits of genomics. The MOU signals the commitment to enhance the contribution that each organization can make to the agriculture communities, including the areas of industrial and commercial technologies.

Bioenterprise Maritimes, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island has established the agreement with Genome Atlantic to foster and accelerate the growth of innovative technologies and drive economic returns throughout the Atlantic region. The collaboration will provide companies with greater access to strategic networks as well as Bioenterprise’s quality and range of commercialization services.

Bioenterprise established offices in the Maritime provinces in 2015, and has since formed strategic relationships with Innovacorp, PEI ADAPT Council, BioNB, Perennia, the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship, University of Dalhousie’s Faculty of Agriculture, the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia, Innovation PEI, Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance and Natural Products Canada.  Additionally, Bioenterprise Maritimes has existing MOU’s with Canada’s Smartest Kitchen, Food Island Partnership and Bio|Food|Tech.

Headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, Bioenterprise also has office locations in Toronto, Ontario; Vancouver and Mission, British Columbia, and the aforementioned Maritime locations.  Bioenterprise Corporation’s national expansion is supported by the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP), delivered by the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).

Quotes

“We are committed to advancing innovative agribusinesses and look forward to working with Genome Atlantic in various collaborative capacities.  The partnership provides access to their genomic scientific and technical expertise, and enhances our capabilities to service the needs of companies. We are looking forward to the joint efforts between Bioenterprise and Genome Atlantic in the development of economic and commercial growth in the Maritimes.”

–    Dave Smardon, President & CEO, Bioenterprise Corporation

“Genomics is a key driver of sustainability, productivity and clean technology in agriculture and aquaculture. This formal partnership between Genome Atlantic and Bioenterprise will leverage the expertise and networks both partners bring to the table, streamlining the process by which Atlantic Canadian business and academic researchers can tap into these resources.”

–    Steve Armstrong, President & CEO, Genome Atlantic

About Bioenterprise Corporation

Bioenterprise Corporation is a national, non-profit business accelerator offering commercialization services to support the creation, growth and expansion of businesses in the agricultural technology sector.  Since 2003, Bioenterprise has focused exclusively on agri-technology, providing companies with scientific and technical expertise, industry knowledge, business services and global connections.  Bioenterprise is funded through Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, and the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP) delivered by the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).
www.bioenterprise.caAbout Genome Atlantic

About Genome Atlantic

Genome Atlantic is a not-for-profit corporation that helps Atlantic Canada reap the economic and social benefits of genomics and other ‘omics technologies.  With a mission to ‘create good things from life’, Genome Atlantic is the region’s only organization that uses DNA-related solutions to help businesses grow. Working with a broad range of partners, and as part of a national network of genome centres, Genome Atlantic has enabled more than $90 million in genomics-driven R&D solutions in Atlantic Canada’s agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries, energy, the environment, forestry, human health, and mining sectors.

Genome Atlantic is a not-for-profit corporation that helps Atlantic Canada reap the economic and social benefits of genomics and other ‘omics technologies.  With a mission to ‘create good things from life’, Genome Atlantic is the region’s only organization that uses DNA-related solutions to help businesses grow. Working with a broad range of partners, and as part of a national network of genome centres, Genome Atlantic has enabled more than $90 million in genomics-driven R&D solutions in Atlantic Canada’s agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries, energy, the environment, forestry, human health, and mining sectors.
www.genomeatlantic.ca

Contact

Jennifer Kalanda, Marketing Manager
Bioenterprise Corporation
519.821.2960 ext 248
jennifer.kalanda@bioenterprise.ca

Charmaine Gaudet, Director of External Relations
Genome Atlantic
902.421.5683; 902.488.7837
cgaudet@genomeatlantic.ca