Biotechnology in Agriculture
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 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
The Forum is currently on hiatus as we look to revamp this program. Visit our NCAgTech YouTube Channel to view previous 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
Plant Molecular Biology Consortium
This consortium sponsors monthly seminars featuring notable academic and industrial plant scientists. Membership is open to plant scientists associated with any of North Carolina's colleges or universities and company representatives. 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
There are 195+ ag tech companies are operating across the state of North Carolina. They include: