Bioenterprise Corporation expands into P.E.I.
April 16, 2015 - Bioenterprise Corporation recently announced that it will be opening its newest office in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
Bioenterprise has established a three-year strategic partnership with the Prince Edward Island ADAPT Council for the commercialization of agricultural technologies and innovations.
“We are looking forward to working with P.E.I ADAPT. They have been at the heart of agri-innovation in the Maritimes for more than a decade,” explained Dave Smardon, president and CEO of Bioenterprise Corporation. “Their knowledge and network throughout the east coast, as well as their commitment to advancing agri-businesses is invaluable to Bioenterprise and our new office in the Maritimes,” he said.
“P.E.I. ADAPT is excited to pair our regional expertise with Bioenterprise’s business savvy and agri-tech industry knowledge,” said Phil Ferraro, CEO of P.E.I. ADAPT council. “Together we will be committed to the growth and market success of start-ups in P.E.I. and the rest of the Maritimes. We are truly going to be a hub for innovation in agriculture.”
The collaboration between Bioenterprise and P.E.I. ADAPT is designed to ensure that agri-entrepreneurs and businesses have access to the highest quality and range of commercialization services. With complementary mandates, the organizations will be dedicated to helping new companies launch their businesses or take existing companies to a new level.
“Ultimately, our goal is continue to take Canadian innovation to the global market and drive economic returns to the region and to Canada,” said Smardon.
Bioenterprise’s national expansion is supported by the Canadian Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP) delivered by the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). The funding announcement was made in Guelph, Ont., earlier this year by the Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services.