North Carolina's AgBiotech Initiative
Hub for all ag biotech efforts in the state of North Carolina, working with existing and emerging ag biotech businesses, farmers, producers, researchers, intellectual property holders, investors and educators to CREATE opportunity.
|Agricultural Biotechnology: Accelerating Economic Opportunities in North Carolina|
- Gwyn Riddick, MBA
Paul Ulanch, Ph.D., MBA
Executive Director, Biotechnology
Crop Commercialization Center
Amber Niebauer, MBA
Program & Resource Development,
Michelle VonCannon Bradford, CSEP
Senior Administrative Assistant,
Ag Biotech Entrepreneurial Showcase 2013 (October 10th)
Eight of North Carolina's more than 80 ag biotech entrepreneurial firms will showcase their company and technologies to national investment firms, ag biotech industry, tech transfer offices, university researchers and support organization attendees. Panels will provide overviews on the process of commercializing university intellectual property, short and long term ag biotech investments, and a keynote on Challenges and Outcomes for Ag Biotech Entrepreneurialism.
Ag Biotech Industry in the Classroom
Industry sponsored summer workshop for science and agriculture teachers, with age specific agendas for middle school and high school, providing an overview of modern agricultural technology, the agricultural value-chain and agricultural applications of biotechnology.
Ag Biotech Summit 2012
Convening of NC leaders and stakeholders making a commitment to ensure shared thinking, coordinated activities and goals to continue growing the agriculture industry in NC through biotechnology. (Agenda) (Session Videos)
AgBioscience Global Business Portal (link coming soon)
Consortium of statewide economic development partners to assist ag biotech companies in accelerating market entry into North Carolina.
AgBIOCEPS - Agricultural Bioscience Company and Entrepreneurial Profile System
Database showcasing North Carolina entrepreneurial ag biotech companies seeking investment and partnerships.
AgBiotech Undergraduate Research Fellowships
Program to prepare undergraduates for careers in ag biotech by supporting relevant hands-on experience and activities to broaden their experiences.
Biotechnology Crop Commercialization Center (BCCC)
Center to facilitate crop improvements by aligning critical market needs with research assets, adding value to agriculture in North Carolina.
To see our full list of projects, please review our 2013 Strategic Projects Booklet.
NC AgBiotech Advisory Council
The Advisory Council is comprised of a Leadership Committee consisting of 18-24 persons, representing institutions and vantage points key to agricultural biotechnology development throughout our state and Strategic Project Workgroups of statewide participants attentive to ag biotech to generate activities directed toward summits, marketing, economic development, public issue awareness, leader engagement, education, global partnerships, and statewide agricultural biotechnology-directed awards. (Current/Former Members)
Strategic Projects Workgroup
The workgroup's mission is to shape and implement key ideas to strengthen and expand long-term ag biotech development in North Carolina through targeted projects and activities around entrepreneurship, research and education.(Current Members)