Agritech Innovation Challenge
British Columbia innovators have a date booked with some of the province’s best tech-heads, food producers and venture capitalists in a challenge to develop new agri-technology and enhance the competitiveness and resiliency of B.C.’s agri-food sector.
The Agritech Innovation Challenge will launch Growing the Future Together – BC Agrifood and Seafood Conference, on Nov. 14, 2016, in Kelowna. The B.C. government and BC Innovation Council will lead the event that will challenge entrants to develop a product or process that promotes overall food-supply security for the Province of British Columbia by addressing one of the following (see backgrounder for details):
- Enhancing productivity and profitability through enhanced mechanization and storage solutions for blueberries and other field crops;
- Minimizing losses through pest management solutions;
- Promoting sustainable practices and finding efficiencies in B.C. greenhouses;
- Creating new revenue streams and addressing environmental concerns through optimization of nutrient application and nutrient recovery.
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