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Agri-Food Innovation Council Fall Update

Welcome to the Agri-Food Innovation Council’s (AIC) Fall 2020 Update.  The Agri-Food Innovation Council (AIC) is a unifying voice for agri-food research and innovation.  This year, as we celebrate our 100th anniversary, we reflect on how agri-food innovation has supported Canada’s economy and helped protect the environment in the past, and how it can continue […]

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AIC showcases Canadian Agri-Food Innovation at International Show

Today, the Agri-Food Innovation Council participated in the International Market Showcase at the Americas Food & Beverage Show.  AIC highlighted the impact of Canada’s agri-food innovation, including: International market potential for Canadian agricultural technologies; Post-COVID-19 priorities for the sector; How to best work with the Canadian agri-food research sector, and more. We thank Susan Harper, […]

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AIC Welcomes Dr. Wilf Keller as VP of Outreach

For immediate release January 22, 2020, Ottawa – The Agri-food Innovation Council (AIC) is delighted to announce that Dr. Wilf Keller will be joining the organization as it’s Vice President of Outreach. In this role, he will be responsible for interacting with the various stakeholders in the agri-food industry on behalf of AIC. Dr. Keller […]

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AIC Announces new Board Chair and Vice Chair

For immediate release January 16, 2020, Ottawa – The Agri-food Innovation Council (AIC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Reno Pontarollo was elected as the new Chair of the Agri-Food Innovation Council and that Dr. Julianne Curran, was also elected as AIC’s new Vice Chair. Dr. Pontarollo is the President and CEO of Genome Prairie.  He was born and […]

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Federal government announces shortlisted Superclusters

The federal government has announced that it is moving forward with its Innovation Superclusters Initiative as part of the broader Innovation and Skills Plan for a changing economy. The Initiative will leverage a federal investment of up to $950 million to generate public-private partnerships in innovative industries across the country. Of more than 50 proposals, involving over […]

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An Overview of the Canadian Agricultural Innovation System

Ottawa – Today, the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC) is releasing a comprehensive report on the agricultural research and innovation system: where funding is from, how policies are developed, trends, human capital, and dissemination. Some of the key findings include: Agriculture and agri-food generate $113.8 billion and one in every eight jobs in Canada (2.3 […]

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Changes Coming April 1, 2017 for AIC Weekly Notes Subscriptions

Delivering the latest agriculture news weekly to your inbox The AIC Weekly Notes have become a popular source of information for the agricultural research and innovation sector, regularly providing news, job postings and events through weekly electronic updates delivered right to your inbox. AIC compiles articles, photos and events into an easy-to-access format every week. […]

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