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SFU-led B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation expands funding to boost innovation

January 29, 2024  By Simon Fraser University

Jan. 29, 2024 – Simon Fraser University (SFU) has announced that 13 projects will receive a total investment of $2 million, including more than $650,000 from the B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation (BCCAI).

The 13 projects are aimed at solving challenges facing food production in B.C., including soil health, pest and pathogen management, Indigenous food sovereignty and training opportunities

The new funding includes a $288,000 project with BW Global Structures Incorporated to “pioneer innovative methods to grow new, high-value, outdoor field crops within its cutting-edge and purposed-built sealed greenhouses. The project aims to adapt outdoor plant varieties for greenhouse conditions and to develop optimized cultivation techniques for their intensive year-round production, leading to more B.C. grown food and approximately 16 new jobs in Abbotsford,” notes a press release from SFU.


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