Ag Innovation Showcase Blog

DuPont Pioneer Launches Open Innovation to Expand Capacity to Solve Global Ag Problems

By August 30, 2017 Companies, Speakers, Updates

DuPont Pioneer, one of world’s largest agriculture companies, recently launched an Open Innovation program because, in the words of the company’s Mat Müller, Director of Business Development, and an Ag Innovation Showcase advisory committee member and speaker at this year’s Ag Innovation Showcase, “We are fully aware that we cannot do it alone.”

Sessions Organized by our Partners at this Year’s Ag Innovation Showcase

By August 29, 2017 Speakers, Updates

Don’t miss the exciting content at Ag Innovation Showcase 2017 that is being organized by our partners on far ranging topics from:

  1. Early stage companies from Canada sponsored by the Canadian Consulate
  2. Projects from DOE ARPA-E program on Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture sponsored by ARPA-E
  3. Strategies for strategic partnerships sponsored by Sidley Austin, LLP
  4. Innovations in agriculture from Argentina sponsored by the Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency
  5. An introduction to a public-private model sponsored by Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
  6. University stage innovations sponsored by Technology Acceleration Partners
  7. Strategies for commercial partnerships that do good and do well sponsored by Bryan Cave

Larta’s agtech startups recognized in Forbes magazine

By August 27, 2017 Companies, Updates

(replicated from Vox By | August 23rd, 2017)

farmer for forbes highlight blogWith the 2017 Ag Innovation Showcase rapidly approaching on September 13, we at Larta Institute have ag-tech and ag industry disruption on the brain. In anticipation of cutting-edge ag technologies yet to be unveiled, we are taking a look back at some of our Larta portfolio companies who were highlighted for their innovation within the ag industry, including Granular, mOasis, Spensa Technologies, TerViva, and Trace Genomics. These companies are stand alone successes in their own right, and have been recognized by Forbes Magazine as among the 25 most innovative ag-tech companies. Read the article here.


Achievements of the Ag Innovation Showcase Community

By August 27, 2017 Speakers, Updates

As we approach this year’s Ag Innovation Showcase, we at Larta are proud to launch regular postings that celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of our community.

Here are several community members who will be speaking at this year’s Ag Innovation Showcase that you won’t want to miss: Nicola Kerslake, Pete Nelson, and Vonnie Estes.

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Six things you need to know about Ag Innovation Showcase, #17AIS

By August 27, 2017 Companies, Speakers, Updates

Replicated from Vox. (August 23, 2017 by Cindy Le)

With the Ag Innovation Showcase right around the corner, we wanted to bring to your attention to six exciting things we see happening at the premier ag event in the U.S.