Transforming the way the world grows.
North Carolina is a place where agricultural tradition and 21st century science meet to create unmatched research and business opportunities.
Here, virtually any ag tech company, researcher, investor or holder of intellectual property will find unique opportunities for transforming ideas into products.
This is evident in our 195+ ag tech companies and hundreds of world-class ag tech scientists, including global thought leaders working in our colleges and universities.Read More Read Less
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Agriculture Sector Development Programs
NCBiotech's Agriculture Sector Development team is part of the Center's Focused Initiative Team bringing added value to sectors of the life sciences.
NC Ag Tech Advisory Council
North Carolina's ag tech ecosystem has joined together to form a Council comprised of key leaders from varying perspectives in the agriculture industry and academia. Organized by NCBiotech, the Council addresses key opportunities, challenges, and gaps that present themselves in our state and create solutions that drive impact.
NC Ag Tech Loan Fund
The State of NC has invested $500k in recurring funds to be awarded to NC based, early-stage, ag tech companies. These awards will range from $100-250k for crop science, animal health and nutrition, food science, and precision ag/ag data analytics. To learn more, visit our funding page or contact David_Rosenthal@ncbiotech.org.
NC Ag Tech Professional Forum
In 2022, the Forum has returned to it's series format with a different focus each event. These will all be in-person, with the hope to provide a recording after the event. We look forward to being back in person, networking over drinks and good food, following a timely program.
Visit our NCAgTech YouTube Channel to view other program recordings.
Ponytail Ag Campaign
Four of North Carolina's key agricultural partners are coming together in a collaborative effort to highlight the contributions women have made to the agriculture industry in North Carolina. NCBiotech will be working with N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, N.C. Farm Bureau, and Feed the Dialogue N.C. on a social media campaign.
NC Animal Health & Nutrition - Intellectual Exchange Group
This program provides a forum for academic and industry professionals working in this space to discuss topics of relevance, identify technologies for spun out from universities, and network to develop peer-level relationships and company collaborations. Learn more
NC Alt Protein Coalition - Intellectual Exchange Group
This program is an interdisciplinary group of alternative protein stakeholders in NC, with a shared goal to facilitate the creation of an equitable agri-food ecosystem and grow the state as a global alternative protein hub. Learn more
Many people and groups like the Biotech Center helped us prove our concept so we could attract our first venture capital investment more than three years ago.
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Ag Tech companies in NC
More than 195 ag tech companies are operating across the state of North Carolina. They include: