Over the past decade, Canada’s agri-food research and innovation sector has evolved by leaps and bounds. The investment climate has transitioned from one where funding was relatively limited to one where venture capital groups are competing to invest in the sector. Through a series of web-based conference sessions, the Agri-food Innovation Council (AIC) will seek to address where our agri-food research and innovation sector is currently and changes that can be made to help it achieve its full potential.

Each 90-minute session will feature industry experts, senior government officials and more. Attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of our sector’s investment climate, and a greater appreciation for the potential return on agri-food research investment.

The first video conference session will be held on November 10th 
Setting the stage: Importance of investments in agri-food research and innovation and their return on investment (RoI) 

This session will feature:

Jean Philippe Gervais, Vice-President and Chief Agricultural Economist, Farm Credit Canada
Tom Rosser, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Andrew Schrumm, Senior Manager, Research, RBC Thought Leadership

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View the Conference Program here.


Upcoming sessions in the conference series:
(all sessions will take place at 1:00-2:30 pm ET)

November 10, 2020 Session #1:

Setting the stage: Importance of investments in agri-food research and innovation

November 17, 2020 Session #2

Is there an investment gap for agri-food research and innovation?

November 24, 2020  Session #3

Venture Capital and banking: How they work and what they want

December 1, 2020 Session #4 

A better investment climate: Government investment and taxation



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