The University of Regina is providing 180 thousand dollars in support of the Agtech Accelerator.
Agtech is a venture capital backed accelerator to assist early stage Canadian Agtech startups through innovation and push global agriculture forward.
Agtech includes Economic Development Regina, Cultivator from Conexus, and Emmertech.
Associate vice president of Research at the U of R, Dr. Chris Yost, is excited to use the University’s research infrastructure in the partnership.
The agreement was announced at Canadian Western Agribition.
He says the program will enable students and faculty to be part of the state of the art agtech projects and gain important experience.
Yost says the University has helped develop precision agricultural methods and efforts to improve dugout water quality and create new products from farm waste.