International agriculture tech startups now have the opportunity to accelerate their development and network with Saskatchewan’s agri-food and agriculture industry thanks to VOYAGE, a new SREDA and Ag-West Bio program. VOYAGE offers funding for travel to Saskatchewan and discounted enrollment in the Global Agri-food Advancement Partnership (GAAP) incubator.
GAAP – an Ag-West Bio partnership with the Global Institute for Food Security, the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre and Innovation Place – provides a soft-landing incubator for agri-value companies looking to develop their technologies in Saskatchewan. The three-month incubator program supplies greenhouses, labs, offices and concierge services to help ag-tech startups with networking opportunities, training, pathfinding and financial investment. The Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre and the Global Food Security Institute, providing research and development, also provide their expertise in support of these startups.
“Ag-West Bio and GAAP are very pleased to partner with SREDA on VOYAGE. Partnerships like this will allow Saskatchewan to reach it’s full potential as an agri-value leader,” said Karen Churchill, President and CEO of Ag-West Bio.
Through VOYAGE, SREDA and GAAP will showcase the Saskatoon Region to international markets, attracting international startups that provide an agri-food technology or service that may not exist in the Saskatoon Region.