THE BC AGRICENTRE
BC’s First Agtech Cluster
Agtech innovation requires space for labs, administration offices, teaching, demonstration and meeting rooms, plus space for value-added processing, packaging and storage.
A place for academic, applied research, pilot testing as well as teaching and professional development.
A place to conduct validation, demonstration, and pre-commercial testing of innovative products and services.
A place for value-added commercial production & processing, marketing, and agtech business development
Why It Matters
Ag yields decline by 25% by 2050
Aging ag labor demographic & urbanization
Lack of transparency in the food system
Global Agtech Leader Starts With a Cluster
The time is now
Research demonstrates that regional economies with strong clusters have higher levels of innovation, more patents, more entrepreneurship, more successful start-ups, higher export and economy, higher wages and better productivity. Regions with strong clusters are particularly successful in attracting new investment and attracting talent.